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  1. #1
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    Default 2013 A.C. 1100 Turbo Oil Change.

    Had to do the first oil change on my wife's 2013 AC turbo. Everything was going good until I saw where the oil filter was. After trying a few different things I had to resort to the manual for any help I could get. No help there, all they said is that the oil filter was accessible through an opening in the front. They were right, it is, just no room to turn a oil filter wrench. Then I decided to go on-line and see if there was info from what other people are doing. It seems like most people are taking off the front intercooler. Not wanting to mess around with loosing antifreeze all over, I needed another option. I decided to make a "socket" and attach a few extensions to reach the filter. Finally success!!!! I'm not sure if there is something already out there like this for a filter this small ( I know you can buy one for automotive filters), but this really made the job a lot easier.
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    Nice work! I wish I had a machine shop, in my shop!

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    Good thinking & Nice job! FYI, they do make a filter wrench like that, fits ATV's.-Mezz

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    I have all kinds of filter cap wrenches such as this in stock.....<$10
    use 3/8-in drive

    Last edited by eao; 01-22-2013 at 01:22 PM.

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    [QUOTE=eao;310587]I have all kinds of filter cap wrenches such as this in stock.....<$10
    use 3/8-in drive

    $10.00!!!!! Now you tell me......I had to spend $100,000 on a CNC, and another $140,000 ona wire EDM plus software. I should have researched this more.

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    [QUOTE=so8434;310604]
    Quote Originally Posted by eao View Post
    I have all kinds of filter cap wrenches such as this in stock.....<$10
    use 3/8-in drive

    $10.00!!!!! Now you tell me......I had to spend $100,000 on a CNC, and another $140,000 ona wire EDM plus software. I should have researched this more.
    I ran into the same problem. Just decided to buy a new arctic cat every 1000 miles instead.

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    oil filter strap wrench, uses 3/8 drive.

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    My friend, I love your tenacity and persistence ....but someone should tell you that the frequency of oil filter changes are far and few between. Someone should also tell you that the inner cooler doesn't have coolant in it and disconnects rather easily. But now that you have designed your own tool I would spread the word and sell them for $11.95 each. After twenty years you will re-coop your investment.

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    Was going to recomend a filter socket but looks like you figured it out.

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    Moose,
    Thanks for the lesson. This is the first turbo anything that I have worked on, and I am embarrassed that I thought the inner cooler had antifreeze in it. Now knowing the inner of the inner cooler, I would still remove the filter the same way...
    Let there be no doubt, I was not trying to sell anything. I was 99.9% sure there was a filter cap wrench out there. I only put this thread out to try and help other people that might have the same problem.
    Last edited by so8434; 01-23-2013 at 10:59 AM.

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    I was having same problem with a phazer we own K&N makes a filter with a nut on end of filter made removing and installing much easier.

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    fleet farm carries at least 15 different sizes of filter sockets, I had the same issue on my atv so i just took the filter to fleet farm and matched it up to the socket filter and life is wonderful. Mine fits on a 3/8 socket and looks like the above picture. I,m thinking it was around $10.00 or so. Hope this helps out

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