Ricky Beals Posted March 9, 2022 Share Posted March 9, 2022 (edited) Well today was the first time I have ever changed the oil on a big rig and what I thought would take an hour took all day. I didn’t have anything to take the centrifugal filter housing off with. Drove 45 minutes one way to get a strap wrench and it wasn’t big enough. Drove back and got what looks like a big set of pliers and they wouldn’t work. Waited on a friend to get off work and borrowed his 25 year old snap on strap wrench that would take 3/8 or 1/2 ratchet. Finally after some torque and 1/2 breaker bar got it off. I put it back on hand tight but those big pliers seemed they would crush or dent it? I’m thinking of trying to find a metal strap wrench that will fit filter and metal canister? what filter wrench do you guys use? What filters do you guys run? I bought mack since I was at dealership but don’t want to drive down just to get them. May look for Wix filters that replace them. also didn’t see a crush washer on drain plug. Nothing but a bolt. Should there have been one? Edited March 9, 2022 by Ricky Beals Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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