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06 Forester Oil Filter Removal Tool?

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Just thought I'd check and see which oil filter removal tools you are liking for the newer Subaru's where the filter is up through a hole in the exhaust manifold.  


Pliers do not work, so I'm going to get one of the socket type tools.


Which one do you like?

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They used to carry these at Sears https://www.summitracing.com/parts/lil-63250?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-lisle&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_vrEjqi12AIVyUoNCh0WPgN6EAQYCSABEgLcOvD_BwE


Works on most small/medium size filters. If a filter is too small I stick a small block of wood in there.


Most Large filters I use a huge pair of channel locks on.

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  • 2 weeks later...

The previous owner of my '08 Impreza showed me where the filter installs up near the manifold and explained what tool he used. After looking at different tools, and then deciding to use Amsoil oil and filters, I bought a cap wrench. I use my 3/8 ratchet with a 6" extension. I like it because it keeps my hands away from the manifold if it has't cooled down completely. The Amsoil cap filter wrench retails for $3.45. My filter uses a 64 mm wrench.

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