Stuck Strainer Cap

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Stuck Strainer Cap

Postby E.T.Smith » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:36 am

On my latest oil change, the strainer cap absolutely refused to budge, so I was unable to do the strainer-cleaning part of the process. I tried different 17mm wrenches from different angles, and all I got from it was a bolthead so rounded I'm pretty sure I'll have to replace it. Anyone else have this problem, and have a solution to suggest?

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Re: Stuck Strainer Cap

Postby wilsongj » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:13 am

I had the same problem (previous owner was a gorilla!) I ended up carefully breaking the cap apart, then fitted a new one. Two or three models use the same part, it is easy to source. Good Luck
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