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The oil filter is stuck on our rx 350 2008 Lexus-we had to take it 250 miles to our nearest Dealer to solve the problem the first time. Tools are breaking on trying to take off the filter!X Help!

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Either the filter gasket was not lubed otr the filter was overtightened, you can try oversized channel lock pliers or drive a screwdriver through the filter housing and twist it off, messy but it works

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

  • CarrieCan Mar 19, 2011

    I just had the same problem with our 2003 ES 500. I read a ton of things on the internet. I knew if I used the screwdriver through the filter to get some torque, the car would then be undriveable. Skepticism reigned, but I convinced my Better Half to let me use some canned air (held upside-down so the cold would be applied to the gasket area).Well, lo and behold, IT WORKED.

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