Do Not Buy! - MVAgusta.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 822
Do Not Buy!

The oem filter wrench, its over $60 and still does not have a nut welded to the end of it. I dont know about you, but i cant seem to get a 3/8 drive ratchet in place to use this type of filter wrench. Also, for that kind of money, I figured billet aluminum, stainless steel, a free hand job, something special, but no, just simple cast garbage.
Some Guy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 822
Am I the only guy on this forum who has changed his own oil? Has anyone else encountered trouble putting a 3/8ths drive ratchet on the oem style filter wrench? Hello!
Some Guy is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 08:09 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Some Guy
Am I the only guy on this forum who has changed his own oil? Has anyone else encountered trouble putting a 3/8ths drive ratchet on the oem style filter wrench? Hello!

dude!!

i only have 450 miles!!! and my 600 mile service is free!!!

i did change midpipe and installed frame sliders myself...

and it's nice to know that you have the oil tool now!! I may come and borrow it!
ks9mm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 822
Quote:
Originally Posted by ks9mm
dude!!

i only have 450 miles!!! and my 600 mile service is free!!!

i did change midpipe and installed frame sliders myself...

and it's nice to know that you have the oil tool now!! I may come and borrow it!
At $65 for the damn thing, I'll rent it to you! Just kidding, any time.

I dump the oil on all my new toys at 50 miles, and then again at about 250 to 300. Some people would say its overkill but I dont do the manufactures break-in, I think its a bunch of bullshit, so I just clean the crud out of the motor.

I gotta ask again, has anyone been able to wedge a 3/8ths drive ratchet in there to change the oil?
Some Guy is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 12:14 AM
Established Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 101
As I posted earlier on your previous post concerning the rip off OEM filter. I bought the $10 auto shop model and had no trouble using a flex 3/8" connector. You can't use a straight socket, but use the "flex/differential" joint connector and it works fine.

And no you're not the only one who changes your own oil.
lkyk9 is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 12:19 AM
Senior Member
 
fazer6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tempe, AZ, USA
Posts: 8,920
I used my hands, then bought the K&N filter which lets my use an open-ended wrench.
fazer6 is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 12:40 AM
Senior Member
 
1fastf4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 257
I change mine all the time ! I also bought the $65 tool. I'll sell it to anyone on this board for $5. Witch is about $5 more than it's worth. To get the old filter off, I just use an over size channel lock pliers. who cares if it gets damaged, its going in the trash. I use a small auto filter wrench with a towel or rage covering the filter to tighten up. No problem! I wish I still had the receipt for the OEM filter wrench.
1fastf4 is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 01:17 AM
Senior Member
 
awiner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 375
I'll buy it for $5 !
awiner is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 07:11 AM
Senior Member
 
airfuel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,292
Crazy people....

Good mechanics look at a problem and adapt to get the job done.

Auto stores sell just the same oil filter tool for $5. if it's junk, throw it out.

I use the big "pincher" oil filter grabber. Works great.

And I agree about the frequent oil changes on a new engine.

John T
Certified Power Commander Tech.
Authorized Tuning Center/Dealer


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
airfuel is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 07:41 AM
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by Some Guy
Am I the only guy on this forum who has changed his own oil? Has anyone else encountered trouble putting a 3/8ths drive ratchet on the oem style filter wrench? Hello!
I use this one from Facom. It's universal and can be used for cars and bikes. Costed 74 (= 94$)

Peet is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome