I am trying to change the oil for the first time on my truck. I just bought a 1998 GMC k2500 6.5L diesel. I went to change the oil filter and it is more stuck than I’ve ever seen. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve done:
I tried by hand, tried with an oil filter wrench, used some sandpaper for extra grip, and tried with a couple of ratchet attachments.
Then I got desperate. I hammered a screwdriver through and wrenched on it until I mangled the oil filter. I exposed the holes on the top plate of the old filter, then hammered a screwdriver at an angle to try to unscrew it.
None of that worked. So I stopped for the day and drank a beer. This morning I worked a knife blade around the seal as much as I could given the angles involved, then hammered again at the top plate until I carved a path through the metal of the oil filter, but it still didn’t budge.
Now I’m as stuck as my filter. The access isn’t great, and I’m all out of ideas. Does anyone have any ideas? What would a professional shop do here? I don’t have any welding experience, but at this point I’m considering buying a welder and learning how to weld a socket on. This seems like overkill but I’m ready for overkill right now.
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