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Old 09-29-2010, 12:02 PM
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Question Best oil filter wrench for Dyna

I am going to start to do oil and other fluid changes myself. I will be picking up the appropriate tools soon. What is the best type of oil filter wrench to use to get the filter of a Dyna? Strap wrench? socket?
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:06 PM
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A cheap pair of channel lock pliers. Just grab that puppy and start it turning. Will save you lots of time and needless spent $$$. For the $$ saved go buy a couple' six packs and enjoy while you let the oil take its' time draining.
Sure the channel locks destroy your filter, but unless you have a re-usable filter, so what.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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I use a $2.95 metal cap style one that I got at Autozone. I can't remember the size, but I took the new filter in the store and checked the fit. Works great (you'll need a 3/8 ratchet and an extension bar helps).
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:22 PM
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You can get a filter wrench for less than $10 at Auto Zone. It fits over the end of the filter and you use a square drive to loosen it. Just bring a filter with you to make sure you get the right size.
Of course, you can still use a big set of channel locks.
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I go K&N filter, use a socket wrench,, that's just me tho,,, I'm goofy like that.
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I use Harley filters and got the HD filter wrench from LSHD1.com for less the $8. I picked up one from Auto Zone first and it was a bit loose so I figured I'd go with the Harley one that fit the filter tighter for the extra $1. And the wrench size is 47mm 14 flut in case you want to try and find one someplace else.
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I've had issues in the past when the type that go on the end and taken off with a socket, in that the filter gets stuck in the thing. Any issues with the Harley version?
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I've had issues in the past when the type that go on the end and taken off with a socket, in that the filter gets stuck in the thing. Any issues with the Harley version?
I've never had any issues with it. It fits snug so there is no play when you turn it but it comes right off. From my expereance with cup wrenches if there is any play it alows the filter to slip in the wrench and kinda jams it in the wrench.
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I prefer to use the K&N chrome filter with the nut on the end.
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I agree with craig -- I use HD's Oil Filter Wrench End Cap Style (94863-10) and it is slick. Not often you can find a cheap part at your HD dealership... and it actually works perfectly to boot. Never a problem.

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