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Old 04-23-2003, 12:12 AM
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i tighten them by hand but on a FD there is NO room to unscrew it...
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Neither did I. That is until I took out the A/C and P/S. Now oil changes and spark plug changes are a breeze.
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Old 04-23-2003, 12:25 AM
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well my old FC i took that out. swapping the engine is gonna be a few hour process and will be so easy
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Originally Posted by Jerk_Racer' date='Apr 22 2003, 06:01 PM
Why do you guys torque the bejeezus out of them? I just put them on as tight as I can twist them on. Wearing rubber gloves while working on my car definitely helps get a solid grip on the can.
the regular mechanics tighten the **** out of them after they have had one fall off



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I dont tighten the **** out of them, just removal is alot easyer with the nut on top. + its white and matches my car! lol
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fram is bad mmmkay



in one of the web site tests there was glue found on the clean side of the element in a fram when they took it apart, like a loose booger. **** that.
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Originally Posted by vosko' date='Apr 23 2003, 12:12 AM
i tighten them by hand but on a FD there is NO room to unscrew it...
same here, tighten by hand, but getting off is the harder part.
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Old 04-23-2003, 11:32 PM
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Another word of advice stay away from WIX and Moroso



I had a Wix filter burst at a measly 70 psi oil pressure on the dyno once, and the moroso filter might as well be a coffee filter.
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Old 04-23-2003, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by pengaru' date='Apr 23 2003, 06:52 PM
fram is bad mmmkay



in one of the web site tests there was glue found on the clean side of the element in a fram when they took it apart, like a loose booger. **** that.
I cut all my filters open, I got me that nice tool. It looks like a huge can opener,but its anodized green I have seen never any thing like that in an oil filter. I can tell you what color rags you used while building your motor though
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