Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: new jersey - northern
So much for Fram oil filters
I purchased a few Fram oil filters the other day. I noticed that the Suzuki filter weighs about 50% more than the Fram. I went to put one of the Fram filters in today. Tried to use my cap wrench. The dimples at the end of the filter are not deep enough for the wrench to get a good grip.
I tried my Sears strap wrench. Got it to about 1 1/2 turns and the wrench snapped. I was going to leave it at that, but I noticed that the filter was dented by the wrench. I got my plumbing wrench and took the filter off.
Good thing that I had a Suzuki filter. Put that on and no problems.
All hail Suzuki. I will never stray again. I hope the rest of the congregation does not find out that I strayed.
2004 V-Strom 650