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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Best oil filter wrench ever!

    Just did my 1st oil change on the 02 xc70. Canister cover was stuck on and I bought a "wrap style" filter wrench. It consists of a nylon strap attached to a square metal post. It worked flawlessly on the v70 the very 1st try. Tightened back up quickly too!

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    good to know, I've had good luck with a pliers type wrench, you just have to be careful to not exert to much squeeze on the volvos filter housing
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    I guess you mean like this?



    This is more straightforward IMHO

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    The best wrench for the canister filter is the factory or IPD wrench.

    I've got strap wrenches like the one you show for the M-B...they work OK, but can slip.

    The IPD wrench has zero chance of slippage or damage. You can even put a torque wrench on it to get the housing on correctly. If you're going to change the oil on your car, spend the $$ on a correctly fitting wrench. Price has gone up since I bought mine, but here is the link:

    http://www.ipdusa.com/version.asp?st...731&V_ID=10853
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    I have this one from IPD, it has a proper socket on it for the ratchet, works like a charm.

    http://www.ipdusa.com/version.asp?st...731&V_ID=15276


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    Default Thanks!

    I can see how the ipd/Volvo socket would be a little easier to use but it went so quickly for me with the strap style I see no reason to change at this point. We'll see in another 5,000 miles. Thanks for the info and advice and for helping make this site a great resource. I'm actually excited about replacing my front strut mount soon!!

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    Just found this while looking for something else:

    https://www.discountvolvoparts.com/p...lter-tool.aspx

    Factory oil filter housing tool for $19.95...a bargain...

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    Just found this while looking for something else:

    https://www.discountvolvoparts.com/p...lter-tool.aspx

    Factory oil filter housing tool for $19.95...a bargain...

    Cheers
    I just did my first oil change. Couldn't find my pliers style wrench and the one single sized wrench I have didn't fit. So, I used a channel locks, worked like a charm. I'm sure the Swedish engineering gods will be smiting from on high but hey, job's done. I looked here to try and find the correct size so I could buy the $5.99 version from the LAPS rather than tithe to Volvo. Looks like a strap tool will work and that's great! Tools are heavy and a pain to move...single application tools are a burden.

    If the canister isn't over tightened you should realistically be able to remove the thing by hand. That's the case with most standard filters anyway. Only time I need to use a tool is if a garage did the previous oil change.

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    The IPD wrench not only has a proper hex on it to accept a socket, it has a 1/2 inch square hole to accept 1/2 drive ratchet or breaker bar directly...No socket needed...

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    I cracked the oil filter housing using a strap wrench, creating an oil leak. The cap-style wrench that goes on the end of the housing is much better. I bought the IPD oil change kit and the cap wrench it came with works very nicely.

    http://www.ipdusa.com/products/5020/...with-3-filters


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