Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
If that filter has been in there that long, rust or even perhaps dirt/grit/small rocks may be stuck between the case and filter. If that is the case try to have a look and get the debris out with compressed air or slim metal to pry it out. Your efforts will be futile if that crap prevents the filter from turning. Just another thought from my brain.
I used 4 6-32 screws to mate the base to the filter wrench, and
then 4 screws to go from the wrench into the filter, and, a longer handle on my wrench, which came from a hand jack.
So, Sy... What is your ride, and what's the verdict?
Is it a Boy or a Girl ? Hahahaha.....
Had to get a laugh in after all of this about oil filter wrenching, b/c it took me two
trips to the auto parts store, drilling out the filter holder, photos, emails, and at least 3 phone calls to fellow riders b4 I got my problem solved.
Good Luck, and keep us posted.
'10 R1200RT - Ostra Grey
'04 R1150RT - New Life in Upstate N.Y.
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Update on the filter. Rag trick did not work. I needed to use the drill into filter trick. I took my filter wrench and drilled 6 holes corresponding with the 6 rounded areas in the periphery and threaded machine screws into it. With the bike still upright, I used a 90 degree adapter on my drill and drilled a single hole into the bottom of the filter, while the bike was on the center stand. Oil came out but not all of it in the filter. The bike was laid on its side after a while. I pressed the filter wrench with the screws onto the filter and tapped it with a hammer in order to punch marks into the filter to facilitate drilling. In retrospect, I might have drilled another peripheral hole initially because more oil came out as I drilled the 6 holes into the filter. The wrench was placed and all 6 screws were tightened. I used a socket wrench, a short 3/8" extension and the BMW lug wrench as an extension on the handle of the socket wrench to move the filter. More oil came out. The filter slowly moved but the gasket was stuck to the engine and no longer on the filter. I did not want to reach into the cavity with anything sharp, so I used the second filter by tightening and loosening to move the first gasket. Tightened the filter and put the fresh oil in. I really appreciate the help. The screw trick worked well. Makes me wish for aircraft type filters with the socket nut welded onto the filter. It was lots of extra work to make this happen. Thanks again.
Congratulations on the successful, although extremely frustrating, removal of the filter!
Retired and riding my RTs, the '87 K100 & the '98 R1100 !
Knights of the Roundel #333
Heck how many of you have seen an otherwise competent person remove the trans drain plug by mistake during an oil change?
Peace! I was saying "it" happens to many & not always based on "wrongness".
As a "service guy", I would get perhaps one customer every other month who, while trying to save money by changing their own oil, removed both the engine oil plug AND the transmission reservoir plug. "What do I do now?" they would ask. "Tow it in. The transmission is not customer-serviceable." The permanent trans fluid is expensive stuff too, so they usually would be pretty angry by the end of the day.