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    Oil filter removal
    on: Mar 14, 2023, 04.56 pm
    Mar 14, 2023, 04.56 pm
    So I could remove the oil filter, I purchased a genuine Triumph oil filter removal tool, it fits the triumph filter very snugly, using a non ratchet socket bar, gave the bar a sharp tap with a plastic mallet, filter stayed put and tool just came off, tried four more time with and without the mallet, same result, now wondering what torque the dealer workshop used when it was fitted last year.

    I've now tried a strap oil filter removal tool, still wouldn't budge, just put a dent into the filter, any other ideas on how I can remove the filter, never had this problem on my previous Triumphs.

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    Re: Oil filter removal
    Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2023, 06.53 pm
    Mar 14, 2023, 06.53 pm
    I had to resort to one of the Pliers type with the raised teeth in the jaws to remove one fitted by a dealer the first time I changed it myself.  I guess they just use the largest breakover bar they have to install them. :005:
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    Re: Oil filter removal
    Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2023, 06.57 pm
    Mar 14, 2023, 06.57 pm
    After removing the Fairing, ( so it doesn't get damaged )
    you could try warming the filter can with a hot air gun
    which might soften the rubber sealing gasket
    and then try again with the Strap wrench,
    or even with more than one strap wrench around
    the can - to give a better grip without distorting it.

    When you fit the new one make sure to smear some oil over the mating surface
    of the rubber seal, and tighten it as specified to 10 Nm maximum ( Hand tight ).





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    Re: Oil filter removal
    Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2023, 07.32 pm
    Mar 14, 2023, 07.32 pm
    Hi Coconut, the fairing is off at the moment, thought about warming the filter but am a bit wary using heat right next to part of some wiring that runs around the filter, not figured out how to remove pin that holds the plastic loop for that wiring.

    Hi Trophied, I will hang fire on buying any more oil filter tools, will see how I go on warming the filter, once the wiring has been moved.

    Cheers for the help.

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    Re: Oil filter removal
    Reply #4 on: Mar 16, 2023, 07.17 pm
    Mar 16, 2023, 07.17 pm
    Well I've tried warming the filter, strap wrench still no joy, so off to Machine Mart for a filter wrench tomorrow, if that doesn't work I'm stuffed, not sure what else I can do.   :084:

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    Re: Oil filter removal
    Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2023, 11.22 pm
    Mar 16, 2023, 11.22 pm
    If you have an old mountain bike tube lying around or similar piece of rubber you could try that under the filter key or strap. Anything that will give it more grip and it should ease it away. Try and keep your socket wrench or bar as in line as possible with the filter and strap socket so that your not loosing any torsion when you twist it.👍
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    Re: Oil filter removal
    Reply #6 on: Mar 17, 2023, 11.35 am
    Mar 17, 2023, 11.35 am
    Another suggestion is to go with the K&N filter with the nut on top.  I turned my nose up at the K&N for a long time until I experienced what you are going through right now.  It makes a difference on the Trophy.  just my 2c.
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    Re: Oil filter removal
    Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2023, 03.19 pm
    Mar 17, 2023, 03.19 pm
    Yep! :028:
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