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Old 11-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Oil filter damage

Hey guys, last night I changed my oil, put in a new filter just doing maintenance. First time I had to struggle so much to remove a filter in my life.
By the time I was done with the filter it it was in bad shape and mostly crushed. looked more like a square....

Is there any danger that metal flakes or debris got released from the inside of the filter into the system ?
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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Nah you're fine. Had the same problem with the first oil change on my 09.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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No...that's perfectly normal. I have a sharpened screwdriver I used for years...just punch it through and twist it off! Now I use K&N filters, which have a 17mm nut on the end of them. You'll never have that trouble again.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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Sweet, thanks for the info... I can go to bed in peace now XD deff going shopping to buy those k&n filters
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spend 5 bucks on that little filter cap wrench thingy. fits over the top of the filter and uses 3/4 ratchet. helps to snug up new filter with it too.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:34 AM   #6
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Did metal pieces break off? Usually aluminum peels off when punctured.
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