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Old 09-27-2015, 07:27 PM
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So I tried to change my oil filter adapter o rings today and couldn't get the adapter off, I bought the t60 socket and beat the t60 part out and used a 12mm wrench to try and turn bolt but it won't budge, any tips on how I can get this off?
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:30 PM
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A friggin' long breaker bar. I had a 5 foot long piece of pipe on mine to break it free. Also, they say having a warm motor will help.

Once you get it off the repair is super easy
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^ +1. I just did mine last week. Fortunately I have access to a lift so I was able to use a long piece of pipe over the breaker bar for leverage.
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I was able to find a pipe that fit over the wrench itself, and use the extra leverage to break mine loose. I had to do it from below.
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I did mine with a buddy who has A 94, we put the 12mm box end on the t60 using some rtv and then used a half of a floor Jack handle on the open end from up top. If you have another set of hands skip the rtv and just hold it.
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Originally Posted by Doogluus88 View Post
A friggin' long breaker bar. I had a 5 foot long piece of pipe on mine to break it free. Also, they say having a warm motor will help.

Once you get it off the repair is super easy
Yeah I tried warming up the motor also, I'll have to go get a price of pipe some where and try again, is it easier to come from the top or underneath with the pipe?
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Yeah I tried warming up the motor also, I'll have to go get a price of pipe some where and try again, is it easier to come from the top or underneath with the pipe?
Do you have a hi-lift? The handle is a piece of pipe and can be used as a breaker bar.
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Originally Posted by Blackxj51 View Post
Yeah I tried warming up the motor also, I'll have to go get a price of pipe some where and try again, is it easier to come from the top or underneath with the pipe?
I came from the top. It's a huge PITA to get off, but trust me it will eventually break loose. I think I had to put a bend in my pipe to keep it from hitting the hood too... Good luck!
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Originally Posted by SteveMongr View Post
Do you have a hi-lift? The handle is a piece of pipe and can be used as a breaker bar.
I never thought of that, I'll have to try it next time i get a chance to work on it
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you can add a wrench to the end of the 12mm wrench, that's what I did.
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Originally Posted by s346k View Post
you can add a wrench to the end of the 12mm wrench, that's what I did.
That is an excellent trick that I have used many times, especially on the smaller wrenches like 12mm.
Never have broken a wrench in doing it, but still wear eye protection.
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Originally Posted by s346k View Post
you can add a wrench to the end of the 12mm wrench, that's what I did.
How do you mean?
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How do you mean?
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This with a pipe over it. Advance sell a set for like $10 ,and you'll need them cause jeep used a lot of torx bolts.
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I left the torx bit in the socket and used big pipe wrench on the socket.
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