Question about 2001 Ducati Monster S4

1 Answer

Hi i'm trying to get my oil filter of but it just won't budge?[not much filter sticking out strap to grip onto] last bikeshop serviceman must have thought it held the engine together

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ducati Master
  • 2,192 Answers

You need to use the cup filter tool that fits socket wrenches

Posted on Mar 03, 2016


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

I hand tighten the clean filter when changing. I then loosen it a half turn because they seem to weld themselves tight. My filter is stuck and I can't remove it. Even with tools.

Hi Larry:
I'm guessing you're talking about the oil filter.
You're right, some of them seem to have a mind of their own and stick like a good thing.
I'd be investing in a good oil filter wrench or strap tool.
I've seen people get so frustrated that they drive a screwdriver through the filter and then twist it off. Waaay too crude!.
I would remind you that when you install the new filter, if you don't coat the seal with oil it will stick.
I'd recommend the oil filter wrench that lets you attach a socket extension and your flex bar. Guaranteed to give you the best leverage, and fewest skinned knuckles.

Aug 07, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do you remove a self tapping metal screw?

If there is any part of the screw sticking up, I would suggest a locking pair of pliers like Vise Grip pliers that you can lock onto the screw and hopefully turn it out. Hope this helps!

Jun 20, 2015 | Drills

1 Answer

Removing the drain plug and oil filter on a 2005 pontiac vibe

They sell octagon shaped oil filter wrench that conforms to your oil filter's shape. Take your replacement oil filter, then call the auto parts store in your area and ask if they carry oil filter wrench for your car, If a standard filter wrench keeps slipping off, wrap 2 or 3 layers of rag to the old oil filer, then attach the oil filter wrench. The drain plug turns left to loosen, right to tighten. If you're using a socket wrench, attach a 1/2-inch pipe to the handle to increase leverage (cheater pipe). Another solution is a strap oil filter wrench
4ec92b1e-c8dd-4d72-80fb-d33e80108759.jpg ffea9219-514a-4c9b-9a3c-0e0d08ec1f7b.jpg 78fa3f58-edb2-447b-9cd0-64dadb0810b9.jpg

Mar 19, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to change oil rotax

Drain oil, unscrew oil filter (may require use of a strap wrench), make sure old filter seal did not stick to motor, lube the new filter seal with fresh oil and install, tighten by hand.

Apr 12, 2013 | Tempest Rotax Oil Filter

3 Answers

Cannot remove oil filter toyota pickup

As a last resort, yeah, a screwdriver. What about a strap-type remover? Large channel-lock pliers? Make sure not to over-tighten new filter. Good luck.

Oct 29, 2011 | 1989 Toyota Pickup SR5

2 Answers

Cannot get the oil filter off

It will come off, some times the oil filter is torqued on there with a wrench, when it only needs to be hand tightened. use a strap wrench made for that size oil filter, turn counter dockwise to loosen or to the left, if there is not enough room, you may require a cheater pipe on the handle to give you that extra
torque to remove it. good luck!

Aug 04, 2011 | 1989 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Canister style oil filter is leaking after I changed the filter on my 2009 Land Cruiser. What did I do wrong?

before fitting, smear oil onto the rubber sealing ring, then tighten by hand until tight,then run engine and if leaking, use a strap to tighten a LITTLE more.(remove by sticking a screwdriver into the side and turn).

Oct 28, 2010 | Toyota Land Cruiser Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2003 FLHTCI OIL Filter Stuck, bike has oil cooler, the cooler moves but the oil filter won't budge. It's a K & N filter with nut on the end, I've tried all kind of wrenches still stuck. Now I have a...

Somebody over tightened the filter. Your only choice is to force it to turn in any way possible. I've had to resort to sticking a screw driver through the filter to get enough torque to remove them. Good luck

Oct 23, 2010 | 2003 Harley Davidson FLHTC Electra Glide...

1 Answer

Stripped oil drain plug.

If you have enough left take a cold chisel and tap it with a hammer so it will cut into the bolt in the direction you want it to turn. Don't try to cut it off just to vibrate it enough to loosen it. It might take awhile.

Jan 05, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Used walmart oil filter. bought wrench from sear...metal sling, but no grip.always slips

Wrap duck tape around the oil filter and replace the oil filter wrench with the adjustable strap type. There more forgiving and tend not to crush the oil filter if it's on to tight. Good luck and keep me posted.

Nov 07, 2009 | 2009 Toyota Corolla

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Ducati Monster S4 Logo

Related Topics:

16 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ducati Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4988 Answers


Level 3 Expert

80608 Answers

John Oughton
John Oughton

Level 1 Expert

40 Answers

Are you a Ducati Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides