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ok, I'm doing my wifes oil change, I drain the oil, clean everything up while I wait for it to drain, then I take my 17mm socket, I make sure it's seated properly and begin to turn. Well it turned alright, it turned every edge right off the nut, stupid k&n!, what would be the best method to remove this now without getting Texas chainsaw massacre on it? I have a nice tool for normal filters but k&n has to be round, stupid k&n! Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you
 

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I have a large pair of Channellock pliers that I use to get it off. The pliers can actually crush the sides and loosen it. If that is not an option then a slipjoint or adjustable oil plier will work. they are actually made for that sort of work anyway.
 

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I guess I should have noted, her bike is an 07 zx6r. Stupid filters a bugger to get at. I've got a couple filter wrenches but the angle just doesn't seem to work. Think I'll stop by the tool shop tomorrow after work and find a nice big channel locks or vice grips, that's a good idea, stupid k&n! Thank you
 

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Lucky10R that is a must own tool for me, thanks for sharing!

(was gonna send you rep but it says I must spread around first)
 

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I guess I should have noted, her bike is an 07 zx6r. Stupid filters a bugger to get at. I've got a couple filter wrenches but the angle just doesn't seem to work. Think I'll stop by the tool shop tomorrow after work and find a nice big channel locks or vice grips, that's a good idea, stupid k&n! Thank you
if you still cant get that thing out...

drill or punch a hole on that damn filter... insert a long screwdriver and then twist...

sorry for the crappy drawing :)
 

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:+1: I have one exactly like that. Works like a charm.

BTW, Who tightened your oil filter so tight that it would not come off?? You should only go hand tight on oil filters.

That would have been yours truly, I tightened with the 17mm socket since you cannot get your hand around it on the six, it sat all winter and I guess an oil filter becomes one with the bike after having not been run for 4 months or so. But yes I do try and just hand tighten them.
 

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no lucky i got mine from auto zone along with the pliers and the oil filter socket.. f.

i finally got it with the pliers
 

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i tighten a hose clamp around it then hit the bolt with a hammer (actually hit the screwdriver that is resting on the bolt
 

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I had that problem with the K&N filter and just locked some vice grips on the stripped nut and that worked pretty good and was able to get it off.. but the pliers that i bought would not fit the filters pliers would not go small enough. but I also found that if ya put a hole in the filter it seemed to help to get it off, kinda releases the suction on the filter?? but its a pain in the ass when ya go to do a 10 minn job and ends up taking alot longer..
 

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That would have been yours truly, I tightened with the 17mm socket since you cannot get your hand around it on the six, it sat all winter and I guess an oil filter becomes one with the bike after having not been run for 4 months or so. But yes I do try and just hand tighten them.
Oh I see. That sucks.

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I had trouble with one on my 954, where the filter imploded somehow lol. So none of my tools would grab, so I did the old hammer and screwdriver trick like mentioned earlier.
 
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