Finally got around to making a tool that will fit any size oil filter and any size oil pan plug.....all-in-one. My favorite style oil filter wrench is the "strap wrench" style. so easy to make! I decided to weld a couple additions on in order to take the plug out of the pan as well. This one tool is all you need to do a complete oil change. Love this tool. BTW.... don't judge my welds too harshly. for some reason, I wasn't on my game tonight..... a little grinding and paint will cover up my over kill welds.
I made a video on how I made it and put it on you tube. The welding part comes towards the end of it (sorry). That's where I add the extras. If you're interested in making one, check it out.
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02-10-2012, 09:56 PM #1Junior Member
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- Feb 2012
all-in-one oil changing strap wrench
02-11-2012, 05:06 PM #2
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02-11-2012, 05:12 PM #3Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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02-11-2012, 08:14 PM #4Junior Member
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Hey, I like that.
02-12-2012, 07:41 PM #5
Good job. That thing looks nice. And if you happen to have a cummins diesel; no need for any sockets. I'm going to make one soon.
02-13-2012, 05:37 AM #6Junior Member
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- Upstate NY
Nice! I have a few old 1 1/2" ratchet tie down straps that would work great for this application. I like the idea but would need a longer extension due to the plastic shielding Subaru put under the oil pan. I'm always looking for my 17mm socket when it comes time to change the oil so I think I will buy a spare and weld it to the extension! I don't have an awl but I do have a pop-rivet gun...I think I'll melt a couple of holes and pop rivet the straps together using a washer on both ends of the rivet to keep the rivets from pulling through.
Lately I seem to have quite a few but short windows where I'm looking for a small project to do...thanks for the tip and the great instructions.
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