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    Size/Type of Oil Filter Wrench?

    So ... how many different types of wrenches are there for an F800 oil filter? Thus far I have found at least three different types, all the same size 76mm, but with different "teeth" for different brands of filter wrenches. This oil changing stuff is gonna get expensive in a hurry if I have to buy one of each in order to be able to remove any filter. Had two oil changes by the dealer and each time they installed a different type of filter--they likely don't care about different wrenches cuz they have 'em all--and when I went to buy a filter at a parts place, the different brands required different wrenches. What's the solution?
    Royce
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    I use a small metal band style that I purchased at Walmart or some such place. Works well, cost less.... much less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I use a small metal band style that I purchased at Walmart or some such place. Works well, cost less.... much less.
    Wow! Don't I feel stupid. Didn't even think about a band type wrench. I used to have one of those for oil filters on old Chevys, but much larger than 76 mm. Thx for the reminder/suggestion.
    Royce
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    If your dealer is not installing BMW parts you should complain.

    There's only one BMW part number for your filter.
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    Cool

    K&N KN-164 on my bike has a 17mm nut on the end. Works great!



    http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...FWwV7AodZnIA4A

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