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Ripped the oil filter off and now the base of the old filter is ceased on...any ideas? also whilst loseing my temper with said filter i managed to snap off an electrical bit that goes into the engine block above the filter???

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Wow, You could take a hammer and a long screw driver and firmly yet gently try to tap it loose. The electrical "bit is probably an oil pressure sensor or somthing to that effect and will obviously have to be replaced.

Worse comes to worse, take your vehicle to a machine shop, they have tricks and specialized tools and could probably get that off for you with minimal damage.

Lesson learned here? Don't overtighen your oil filter, just snug is all it takes. If Jiffy Lube or somebody was that last to change it, call the manager and bill them for whatever repairs you need.

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