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Oil filter removal / oil cooler install

My question is about oil filter removal and what do you do? Especially with regarding the crankshaft position sensor being in the way. I have just fitted a Dyna oil cooler kit p/n: 26081-05 to my 2003 FXDX and part of the installation process of the Dyna oil cooler is to remove the oil filter and install the Oil Cooler Adapter Assembly (p/n: 26065-05), which includes a thermostat to control oil flow to the cooler. Removing the oil filter before installation, I used Oil Filter Removal Wrench (p/n: 94686-00) which uses a ‘side on action’ to remove the filter. It was a bit of a fiddle to remove the filter, due to the crankshaft position sensor being, some what, in the way. With the installation of the Oil Cooler Adapter Assembly, it pushes the filter approximately one inch (1.25 cm) towards the Crankshaft Position Sensor. There is no room to use my oil removal wrench or use a strap wrench, especially with the oil cooler blocking the way. In the service & owners manual it suggests to use Oil filter wrench (p/n: HD-42311) or (p/n: HD-44067), both which use an ‘end removal action’ and have a ‘cut out’ to get past the crankshaft position sensor. Still after the filter is loose, it can’t be moved past the crankshaft position sensor easily. In the end I had to remove the crankshaft position sensor to install the filter. It was a ‘right fiddle’ to re-install it. I found ‘wiggling with swearing’ was the best action. Removing the crankshaft position sensor from the loom means un-hooking it from the plug under the seat area and disconnecting the oil pressure switch - a right pain! Is there an easier way?

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There's an easy way for your next filter change - use a K & N filter, they have a nut on the end.

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