Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
LOL, yeah, more like "the long way IN".
I thought I'd be able to use the old style K Bike filter"cup" to remove it (the kind that BMW sold to get the filter out of the sump in the brick bikes). DAH, about the same diameter, but not the same shape. SO, with all that "useless junk" out of the way I was able to use a plain ol' strap oil filter wrench to get the filter off.
As dpancers says, it was way tighter than it should have been. The dealer did it though, not Gunther. I had the dealer do the "first service" on it for piece of mind, I'll do every other one now, I will alternate with the dealer. They recommend 6K oil changes though, so in 6K I will take it back to the dealer for a service. Or I could do the oil change and let them do any other crap they think it needs. I was sure to not reef the filter down so darn tight!
I wonder if a strap type oil filter remover would work if I grind some of the strap off so it fits between the side plate and the filter? I suppose I could just buy the filter "pliers" at autozone too.......
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