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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Oil filter wrench

Has anyone tried to change their oil on the 2.0 l engine? I have bought several different oil filter wrenches and canít find one that fits tight enough. The dealer severely over tightened the canister. Every wrench I have tried slips due to how tight it is. Does any know of a wrench that fits on it snug? I called a Toyota dealer and they said they donít sale wrenches and donít have a part number for one either. Iím afraid Iím going to have to use an impact to get the canister off. I bought it at a Buick dealer and had been having them do the oil changes, but the last time we went they couldnít change it because they didnít have the wrench. They are the ones who changed it previously and put it on so tight.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-06-2020, 10:09 AM
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Just use a set of channel locks. You don't have to be gentle with the oil filter. If you end up crushing it, it's not a big deal as you're going to replace it anyways. I have an oil filter wrench which for whatever reason I can't find. It's similar to a set of channel locks but has a long curved toothed gripping arms that was perfect to get overtightened oil filters.

I ended up using a Toyota oil filter canister wrench to spin off the filter on my car. The Toyota oil filter canister wrench is used for the other style filter setups Toyota has where it's only the paper element with a plastic cap over it. The wrench just coincidentally fit perfectly over the top of the factory oil filter.

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It’s a canister not a reusable metal filter. I had the wrench that fit the best with a 2’ breaker bar and it wasn’t budging. I found a video on line a guy uses a cordless impact on the highest setting. It was $50 for a replacement canister I bought one just in case I have to destroy it to get it off.
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Please elaborate on what you mean by canister and reusable metal filter.

I changed the oil in my car at 1000 miles to get the break in oil out of it. At least for the 2019 cars, Toyota is using the standard spin on/spin off metal filter instead of the plastic outer housing which has to be removed to get at/replace the internal paper only filter.

Per my post, the filter tool I used to get the spin on/spin off filter off my motor was the same tool I have used to spin off the plastic housing in other Toyota engines that use that setup. I'll see about posting up a picture of the tool. It's a substantial tool where it's thick solid aluminum with a provision to facilitate the use of a box end wrench or socket.

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Here's the tool I have:

https://www.amazon.com/Assenmacher-S.../dp/B0015PK3AG

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Please elaborate on what you mean by canister and reusable metal filter.

I changed the oil in my car at 1000 miles to get the break in oil out of it. At least for the 2019 cars, Toyota is using the standard spin on/spin off metal filter instead of the plastic outer housing which has to be removed to get at/replace the internal paper only filter.

Per my post, the filter tool I used to get the spin on/spin off filter off my motor was the same tool I have used to spin off the plastic housing in other Toyota engines that use that setup. I'll see about posting up a picture of the tool. It's a substantial tool where it's thick solid aluminum with a provision to facilitate the use of a box end wrench or socket.

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These are two of the wrenches I have bought. They both slip because the filter is so tight. My local mechanic has a spare one on hand in case we have to break it off. I’m just not interested in taking it back to the dealer. They’re over an hour away and they put the drain plug and the filter on way to tight.
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Ok. That's weird Toyota would choose to change up the filter types for the same engine on the same model cars. I assume your car is a 2018. I'll take a picture of my filter cap wrench. It's substantially better than the ones you have pictured. It's solid aluminum that's pretty thick and has an actual nut to put your wrench on instead of the the whole where you insert a ratchet.

I'm confident this tool will spin that thing right off no problem. The tool I have is the same as the Amazon link I provided above. It's a bit expensive but it's a quality tool. The proverbial you get what you pay for.

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https://www.shop.bpadapters.com/TS-4...-TS-401-BK.htm

After lots of research I am going to get a conversion from this company. They were very helpful on the phone and they have the conversion for the c-hr. I know it’s expensive, but I should never have to worry about a filter getting stuck again. Just a simple spin off filter. I’ll update how the install goes if needed.
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I haven't had a chance to take a pic of my tool.

But I don't get why you're so resistant in buying the tool I linked to. $20 is a heck of a lot cheaper than $200 plus. Once you get the cap off, it's not a big deal after as long as you don't torque the crap out of it. The torque spec is printed right on the cap. I've done a few oil changes with this style filter setup on my ex-wife/ex-mother in law's Corolla without any issues. It's just an extreme thing to do for no reason. But it's your money.

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