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07-23-2009, 10:22 AM
will I be able to get a normal band style filter wrench in on an F250 to remove the filter? I know SIM sells the cup one, but I kind of need to get it changed this weekend and wanted to know. can't look at it as it is too far away.
07-23-2009, 11:14 AM
Nope. It's all too close in there.
07-23-2009, 11:15 AM
just did the filter change on my f250 last week. There is not enough room to manuver a filter wrench. I went to the auto parts store with the new yamaha filter to check fit. Purchased a "cup" tool for the filter. Make sure it has exactly the same number of flats as the filter, 14 I think. The filter was really tight but came off ok.
07-23-2009, 11:47 AM
If you are going to use a Yamaha Oil filter then take the new filter with you and go to an auto parts store. the flutes are slightly different . ie like ~73 mm filter size with lets say 23 flutes.If you use a replacement oil filter ie like Napa,fram. Puralator oil filter then its flutes will be different and may slip on a Yamaha oil filter wrench or will not go on at all.
whatever you elect to use remove the small engine fuel filter
a. the element and clean,,,, or replace the element.
b the two bolts housing .
see owners manual for time intervals.Yam oil filter 200 hours, aftermkt paper I recommend 100 hrs.
Is the engine still under warranty. If it blows up and has a FRAM on it,I don't know.Cut and dried OK w Yam OF.
BTW the oil filter threads are the only US fine threads on the engine.
Yam F150-250 same filter, F300-350 same threads but longer and more money.
Has some type of special filter media inside.
07-23-2009, 12:44 PM
the auto parts store usually has an adjustable style wrench that i've found works well. You put it on a ratchet and as you loosen the filter it tightens down on the filter. Just make sure it gets to a small enough diameter for you filter, but the two i've used both work on yams and suzukis. and they're made out of metal so they seem to last a little longer. They will crunch the end of the filter a little but thats ok.
07-23-2009, 05:31 PM
I couldn't get the filter off my F 225's so my neighbor let me use his Snap-on filter wrench that looks like a pair of Channel-Locks pliers. It is just the ticket! The next time I changed the oil I didn't want to bother him again so I went to a few places looking for a off brand of the same type as he told me they were available at Sears. Didn't find it at Sears but at Pep Boys Auto.
Also, I used to unscrew my dip stick to vent air, pull my lower drain plug, then tilt my engine forward to try to keep the oil in the filter from getting all over the place but it always spilled down in the bowels of the power head. I found that if you level the engine and don't vent the dip stick and then unscew the filter it is a much better way of doing it.
Good Luck, Al
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07-23-2009, 06:42 PM
The pain in the butt wasn't taking the filter off. It was taking the filter off and not spilling oil.
07-24-2009, 07:32 AM
Use a zip lock bag,some people use a plastic grocery bag.. Tilt it up and the oil will go into the bag or
Use a rounded plastic bottle ,cut the bottom out.
Make sure it is big enough to slip over the fliter drain lip.
Now don't be a typical NJ person, ie tilt it down and pull off the bottle. ;)
07-24-2009, 08:01 AM
Place a disposable baby diaper under the filter. The diaper does a great job of catching the small spill, and makes for easy cleanup and disposal.