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post #1 of 29 Old 07-18-2005, 05:41 PM
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Oil Filter Tool

Has anyone found an end cap oil filter tool that fits?

Manual states it is 65 mm with 14 flutes, however all the end cap tools
I have checked do not fit.

Pennzoil makes one, size 00, which lists on the package all the filters it fits. Cross referenced to a Suzuki V-Strom filter -ok-NOT! :evil:
It is just a little too small, as are others by different mfgs.

My concern is installation as called for in the manual: two turns after mating surfaces meet.

NO, I don't want to use:vise grips, channel locks, a band removal tool,
or anything Uncle Ned whipped up in the garage. This thing exsists and I am going to have one or maybe this is THE MATRIX playing a cruel joke on us all.

PS: I called the dealer, who shall remain nameless, and asked if they carried "the tool," told yes they had it and had driven to the dealer to purchase only to find it was not in stock.
I love dealer parts guys!!! That will be another topic later.
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post #2 of 29 Old 07-18-2005, 06:29 PM
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These work really well. . . .

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post #3 of 29 Old 07-18-2005, 09:52 PM
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I have a cap style wrench I purchased at Advance Auto Parts. It's a size "F" and fits the OEM filter.
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I got mine at Cycle Gear. I had one from WalMart, but it was a little bit too small. Failed to find anything at autoparts places. Take a filter with you while shopping to be sure you get the one that fits!

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post #5 of 29 Old 07-19-2005, 02:17 PM
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I got mine at a Napa dealer. Don't know the brand but I do remember it was size 1 ( SAE, not). I looked at it and it did say 65-68 mm and of course, it was made in China, probably right across the street from where the bikes are made. It works like a champ.

Hope this helps.

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Before my first oil change I went to the local Suzuki dealer and bought an oil filter and the wrench to fit it.

650...Anything more than a handfull is wasted
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post #7 of 29 Old 07-21-2005, 03:49 PM
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Bought the Suzuki filter cap. Works just fine.
post #8 of 29 Old 07-21-2005, 04:07 PM
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Oil filter tool

Ok,

I believe the choice is the dealer tool.

Online, here I come.

Thanks to all who responded.



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hmm

Just use a strap wrench... Sears sells them
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post #10 of 29 Old 07-22-2005, 04:02 PM
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Yeah.. it's a pain
I find if I do not do the full 2 turns I get oil seapage under the filter.
I can not get 2 full turns with bare hands

so I switched to K& N Filters
(K&N # 138)

they have a nut welded to them

use a 17MM Wrench

Wrench on ---- Wrench Off

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