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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:44   #1
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Default What size socket for oil filter?

I want to remove the oil filter cap on my 2004 1.9 L jetta tdi.
What socket size do I need, thanks.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:49   #2
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Should be 74mm though many would say 76mm.

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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:51   #3
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If you folks have Wal Mart up there, they might carry a plastic version for $8.00 usd. At least down here they do.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 11:07   #4
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Don't put it on so tight.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 11:12   #5
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Should be 74mm though many would say 76mm.
Most use a 76 mm, 14 flute oil filter wrench... If you ever get down to the U.S., an AutoZone "B" cap wrench is about $5... If there's a Lordco store near you, it's p/n 70783... about C$8...

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PS: as far as putting it on too tight... I could swear that the squirrels sneak in there when I'm not looking and tighten it down...
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Old May 14th, 2010, 11:40   #6
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I just use a cheap strap wrench, available at crappy tire amongst many other places. Even though I tighten by hand, I can never get it off without the strap wrench.
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I've had problems with the plastic ones (especially the loose fitting 76mm) getting half cocked on the flats when you put any force on them. They end up sticking in the socket and can be a bear to dislodge. I just do mine hand tight now when re-installing and make sure it's seated 100%. Even then, by oil change time, I may have to crack it w/the wrench. Getting the 'real deal' Assenmacher metal wrench solved all the plastic o-sized wrench problems. Specs are 74.5mm x 14 flats and it was only about $15. Money well spent in my book...
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Old May 14th, 2010, 12:38   #8
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Most use a 76 mm, 14 flute oil filter wrench... If you ever get down to the U.S., an AutoZone "B" cap wrench is about $5... If there's a Lordco store near you, it's p/n 70783... about C$8...

Yuri


PS: as far as putting it on too tight... I could swear that the squirrels sneak in there when I'm not looking and tighten it down...
This one is steel and will likely never fail me. I actually use a torque wrench to be sure I don't over tighten it. (my hand can provide more than enough force!)
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