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Went to do a wee oil change on my fn2 yesterday thinking it would be straight forward...I was wrong. My oil filter is stuck solid and there's no room at all. I've had a look at some wrenches but I'm not sure which one would be any good for this...what do you guys suggest? I was tempted to put a screwdriver through it but to be honest I don't want oil everywhere if I can avoid it. Ideally I want one I can pick up from europarts or the like today.


Any tips would be great...if anyone is going to know I figured it would you guys


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Went to do a wee oil change on my fn2 yesterday thinking it would be straight forward...I was wrong. My oil filter is stuck solid and there's no room at all. I've had a look at some wrenches but I'm not sure which one would be any good for this...what do you guys suggest? I was tempted to put a screwdriver through it but to be honest I don't want oil everywhere if I can avoid it. Ideally I want one I can pick up from europarts or the like today.


Any tips would be great...if anyone is was going to know I figured it would you guys


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Don’t know about picking it up today as I don’t know where you are but I got an oil filter removal tool from cox. Costs 8 quid and is basically like a big socket that goes over it. I got it delivered and was with me the next day. If you go on their website and even see what it is, print it off or whatever and go to motor shops and ask for “one of these”


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Thanks for the help mate...much appreciated. I'm putting car on the track on Sunday though and want oil changed for it so don't want to risk it not arriving on time. I've tried Honda dealers as well and they don't sell them.
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Chuck a screwdriver through it, you're highly likely to get oil all over the driveshaft anyway as it's a PITA regardless
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Thanks for the help mate...much appreciated. I'm putting car on the track on Sunday though and want oil changed for it so don't want to risk it not arriving on time. I've tried Honda dealers as well and they don't sell them.
Was going to say the same, it doesnt really matter if you use a screwdriver or not as because its positioned at the back of the engine, you'll always leak some amount of oil all over your arm and down the back of the engine and all over the drive shaft!

You can buy a Honda oil filter wrench, that'll go over the end and then you can use a breaker bar at the end of some extension bars and joints to give you the leverage to remove the filter.

Cox Motor 2.2l Diesel oil filter wrench

But a quick ebay search will find you what you want, they're not overly expensive either.
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not an FN2 owner, but I have worked on a lot of cars in my past and i use the webbing/chain tools. The tighter the filter the more they grip and truly universal for any car you may use in the future.
i use the square drive ones like https://www.clarketooling.co.uk/tool...in_WrenchL.jpg or https://www.toptul.com/comm/upimage/p_161019_05707.jpg.
not sure if ECP sell those style, but there must be a halfords, Partco or some other motor factor local you can get to.

edit: ecp do sell: https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/t...93960&0&t5_444

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not an FN2 owner, but I have worked on a lot of cars in my past and i use the webbing/chain tools. The tighter the filter the more they grip and truly universal for any car you may use in the future.
i use the square drive ones like https://www.clarketooling.co.uk/tool...in_WrenchL.jpg or https://www.toptul.com/comm/upimage/p_161019_05707.jpg.
not sure if ECP sell those style, but there must be a halfords, Partco or some other motor factor local you can get to.

edit: ecp do sell: https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/t...93960&0&t5_444
+1 on the chain tool, between me and my brother we have a selection of around 5 or 6 different types of oil filter wrench and besides the official ones, the chain tool remains the best.
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