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My neighbor tried to take the top off of the oil filter housing during an oil change and things didn't go as planned.

I was thinking that I could use the info in this thread http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=16008 to help him out, but if anyone has other suggestions I could use them.

Thanks

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I assume you are referring to getting the broken cap off. There may be enough of the hex to use a socket (for removal). Maybe a strap wrench (if there is enough clearance) and then there is always visegrips. Good luck.

Chuck

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Ouch. What was the process that led to this? Normally one twists the cap off -- it has very fine threads on it. Now would be a good time to get a replacement cap lined up with the local dealer btw.

It is normally threaded (righty tighty lefty loosey). It is difficult to reach with a wrench, but need only be on hand tight to begin with. With the huge rip in the top it should be even easier to grab and turn?

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Tightening torque is to be set at 18 lb/ft and the service manual instructs to oil the threads prior to installation.

Chuck

'17 XT5, '04 Bravada........but still lusting for that '69 Z-28

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My neighbor tried to take the top off of the oil filter housing during an oil change and things didn't go as planned.

I was thinking that I could use the info in this thread http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=16008 to help him out, but if anyone has other suggestions I could use them.

Thanks

six-point socket will help you removing the cap. I'm not pretty sure about the socket wrench :) Could be better, if you try with 6-point socket.

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