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Old 03-26-2012, 03:18 PM
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I have a 2001 Volvo S80 2.9L (non turbo edition). I am trying to replace my oil filter, but, just like everytime I try, I cannot get the oil filter case/cap off. I have tried to find one of those dish shaped tools that attach to a 3/8" drive and fit over the oil filter cap much like a socket, though no one seems to carry it in my cars size. I read somewhere that it is an 86mm cap? Can anyone confirm this, and if so, where can I buy a "socket" to fit it? Also, any other hints on how to get this off would be greatly appreciated. I have tried one of those nylon strap tools that you twist tight then attach a 1/2" drive. It ripped, followed by me throwing it somewhere in the field behind my house. Please help, and thank you.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:22 AM
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why do you want to replace oil filter???
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:25 AM
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yea those things can be tight sometimes expeciualy if the oil hasn't been changed in a good long while.

Light, you ALWAYS change the filter when you change the oil. If you don't you risk a collapsed oil filter and loss of oil pressure which could lead to engine damage.

Volvo has a special filter wrench it costs about $30. Google it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:27 AM
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I always use a oil filter pliers, light pressure on the plastic housing. On our S80, I use a 36mm socket (but it is different than yours).
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:28 AM
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I always use an oil filter pliers, w/ light pressure on the plastic housing.
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1965 Pontiac Lemans convertable (a true sled)
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:21 PM
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I picked up one of those filter sockets from Ebay for < 20$ just to make sure when I take it in for oil changes they have the right tool.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:06 PM
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Thanks guys, I bought an 86 mm 16 flute oil filter cap wrench. The one a few of you mentioned. $12.00 with shipping, got it in one day too. Oil is changed, life is good. Have a great day all.
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