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Me and my welders clamps

Post by littlebeaver » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:21 am



I was out changing my oil today for my 97 Silverado and I took out the drain plug with much success and I laid there watching it drain,,,, :shock: it was fun then I reached up and grabbed a hold of that old filter,, I can usually unscrew it but not on this day,,, so I went to find the oil socket thingy that fits the filter,, It was there the other day...Shhhhhh.... Then I thought :idea: use the welders clamp Beave,,, use it because you use it for everything else like depressing the pistons cylinders for the brakes, when most guys use a c clamp,, LOL,,, so I put a clamp on that sucker and it turned it with no problem....Neat trick,,, I know I know ,, they sell a tool for that,,, and I even own one but it's not where it should be..LOL Perhaps a guy doesn't want to go buy that oil tool,, there ya go,, everyone should own at least two of these clamps... I have never seen this before,, have you.????
..I dream this stuff up,, :lol: :lol:





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Re: Me and my welders clamps

Post by waituntilthebeep » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:12 am

On initial viewing of the picture... before reading the post of course... looked like you had been using the clamp to daintily eat crackers with cream cheese :lol: Boy howdy was I wrong!

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Re: Me and my welders clamps

Post by minimac » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:36 am

Works fine as long as you don't adjust it too tightly...then you poke holes in the sides of the filter! Don't ask me how I know. :o

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Re: Me and my welders clamps

Post by littlebeaver » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:56 am

waituntilthebeep wrote:On initial viewing of the picture... before reading the post of course... looked like you had been using the clamp to daintily eat crackers with cream cheese :lol: Boy howdy was I wrong!
Wrong Sir...LOL :lol: It was Nacho's :lol:

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Re: Me and my welders clamps

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:19 pm

Hammer and screwdriver. :)

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Re: Me and my welders clamps

Post by HALBUDD » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:25 pm

Now Im here to tell you I have used the screwdriver method plenty of times.
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Re: Me and my welders clamps

Post by waituntilthebeep » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:46 pm

I too have used the screwdriver method. But first... now I need nachos!

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Post by littlebeaver » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:28 pm

You dadgum cavemen with your screwdrivers, you make a big mess doing it like that.....LOL :lol: Besides that's something we did in the 70's....You guys just like beating on stuff...lol I declare...
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Post by waituntilthebeep » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:08 pm

littlebeaver wrote:You dadgum cavemen with your screwdrivers, you make a big mess doing it like that.....LOL :lol: Besides that's something we did in the 70's....You guys just like beating on stuff...lol I declare...
:lol:
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Post by Fiberthree » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:11 am

WingAdmin wrote:Hammer and screwdriver. :)

filter.jpg
Looks like a Toyota getting ready to have oil dribbled down the engine block!
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Re: Me and my welders clamps

Post by Pam » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:43 pm

Very first truck I ever owned and the firast oil change was a night mare. Wound up putting a hole in the filter with the filter wrench, then used the screw driver method with no sucess. Wound up traring the entire filter away and usinf a punch on the threads on the inside iof the filter. Some assembler's prank :x

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Post by FM-USA » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:42 pm

littlebeaver wrote:You dadgum cavemen with your screwdrivers, you make a big mess doing it like that.....LOL :lol: Besides that's something we did in the 70's....You guys just like beating on stuff...lol I declare...
:lol:
NooooOOO we don't. WE use an oil catch pan. :P

Screwdriver = GUILTY few times.
Slip channel lock pliers. Right size, larger size and a couple times I needed the 18 in. long one.
YA, stubborn filters DON'T stand a chance with my arsenal. :twisted:
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Re: Me and my welders clamps

Post by pixel288 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:41 pm

Some good ideas here, but try this one the next time you get something that's not moving in the 'undo' direction: give it a little turn tighter! It will break the part free and then you can spin it off. I've done this on a ford truck filter that 4-5 different guys had tried to remove.... Filter wrench, channel locks, screwdriver. This thing was a mess when I happened along. I reached in, twisted tighter, felt it break free, and spun it off. All without touching a tool, bare hand only. Several open mouths and all I said was, here ya go and walked away.
As best as I can figure it, micro burrs on the metal line up and 'mesh' one way after a period of time and they jam once fully meshed. So turning it tighter 'unmeshes' them and allows the part to be undone. :ugeek:
I've been undoing aluminum, brass and stainless parts like that at car washes for years... If you wanna see stuff stuck together, work on a 20 y.o. car wash.

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