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    Registered User PaulWitt's Avatar
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    Oil Filter Tool

    Am I the only one that thinks paying $35 for a tool to remove an oil filter on an RT is a little bit ridiculous. Even $25 for a tool to remove the spark plug coil is highway robbery.
    Paul Witt
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    Toadmanor
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    I made my own!

    20d (20 Penny) nail and a hammer. Drive the nail through the filter, turn and remove. Has never failed me yet!

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    Oil filter replacement

    I stopped using BMW oil filters. K&N uses a 17 or 19 milimeter nut on bottom of the filter. I get My K&N filters at auto zone cheaper than the OEM part and have never had a problem with them. Yes I agree with you the cost of the the filter wrench is way high.

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    There are less expensive wrenches out there. I believe Marc Parnes sells a nice one for a reasonable price.
    On second thought maybe not. Marcs' tool is the $35.00 one.
    Marty - in the western Oregon mountains.'06RT, (gone '04RT, '86 Venture Royal, '81 Yamaha Virago920, '82Suzuki GS1100GK, '76 Suzuki GT750, Triumph 750 Bonneville, BSA Road Rocket 650, 61" Harley knucklehead)

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    But Marc's tools are nice, and everyone that sees mine asks where I got them. I spent close to $100 on all of them, and they are wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulWitt View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks paying $35 for a tool to remove an oil filter on an RT is a little bit ridiculous. Even $25 for a tool to remove the spark plug coil is highway robbery.
    Then don't buy it. I bought my metal filter removal tool for about $10. Maybe it was $12. Stamped metal, not carved from fancy billet aluminum. There's also a plastic tool but I've read several complaints from folks using that one. Or maybe this generic tool will do the trick.

    Oh, and a pair of screwdrivers that you likely already have will do a great job of removing the plug coils although I must admit I do have one of the coil removal tools. Must have been expensive as I don't remember what I paid for it.

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    bob1100rtc
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    I bought mine from Greensburg Tool and Supply in Greensburg PA for $16 a couple years ago.

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