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Just did my first oil change on my forte5.
Wow. The oil filter was ridiculously tight. I had to go get a new special import oil filter wrench. The band type was just slipping on it.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
 

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Yup my oil filter from the factory was so tight that when I used a oil wrench on it the filter actually crushed under how much force I put on it to get it off. Usually I tighten hand tight and that's it
 

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Mine was too. They probably didn't lube the oring either so I'm sure that contributed to the tightness
 
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Mine is coming up, but dealer is doing it. Try one of those 3 finger types of things for your oil filter. I have always had good luck with those. Except the volvo, there was no space to use anything except their special tool
 

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Mine was extremely tight, I had to wrap it in a microfiber then put the wrench on it and twist just so it wouldn't slide off


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I haven't had to use a filter wrench in YEARS, but on the first oil change I did I had to. REALLY on there tight, I guess they didn't want it coming off on the boat ride over from Korea... :cool:
 

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that's the way all factory filters most of the time are, the 3 finger claw is what I use everyday
 
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My 1st oil change went so smoothly until I had to take the OEM filter off. Holly crap that thing was on so tight. I barely could get it off with my filter wrench.
 
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