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    Quick Question about Oil Level

    So today I was changed all the oils in my transmission, transaxel, and differential. No problem with all that it was going great until I get to the easy one, the motor oil. I drain my motor oil, no issues yet so far other than my new greedy drain plug was the wrong size, that pissed me off. Then I go to pull my K&N Oil filter off and it won't budge. I ended up stripping that retarded 1" nut on the end and yes I was turning it the right way. So, I go upstairs and find the "rubber husband" used for taking off the tops on jars. I wrap that thing around it and give it all I've got and I still can't get it to budge.

    I don't know what to do...

    Then being pissed and not thinking I had somewhere to go so I put in the entire 5 quart bottle of 10w30 and now I am over the full mark on my dipstick. By like an inch, its past the two bends in the stick.

    Is, this too much oil to be driving around with? I assume its around 5.5 quarts since the oil filter was still full form before. Also, how the hell do I get this thing off? I honestly have no idea right now other then to just take it to Mitsubishi or Firestone or something. What do you all think?

    Thanks, John

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    Poke a flat head screwdriver through the side and use that for leverage.

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    Someone else said that to. But that kind of worries me... because if for some reason I just end up ripping a huge hole in it I'm screwed because I have some to be tomorrow. Thanks for the advice tho, it may end up coming to that anyways.

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    It's definitely a last ditch effort. The shop you take it to will likely do it that way (if they can't break it loose)... and remove the risk from you.

    Were you the one that put the filter on?

    Keep RPMs low and 5.5 should be OK for a couple miles.
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    I didn't put the filter on, the last time my car was at the shop getting some adjustable control arms on I had them change the oil.

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    I poke holes in every filter i replace, why would it be a last ditch effort? Are you gonna re-use that old filter?
    Told you the same thing on the other forum dude.

    Get a hammer and a thick screwdriver, poke and turn.

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    Last ditch simply because if you cannot remove it, you are SOL... can't drive it so a man can fix it!

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    I hate those K&N filters because the socketted end is so misleading. I did the same thing. Took me two hours to get it off.

    My method: Shoved (hammered more like it) two screwdrivers in it on opposite sides on the bottom. Took two long wrenches and sandwiched the two screwdrivers in the middle and turned the filter off.

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    I've got a claw type of oil filter wrench and it's never failed to get the filter off for me.



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    i posted on the other site but ill post here too...

    The last time I had my shop change my oil and they put 6 qts in!! Blew all my seals and needless to say I spun a bearing. That was when I first got the car 4 yrs ago. I never let anyone touch my baby anymore. If you have too much oil, your crank will airate the oil and you can break your crank too. drain the oil asap. Or you will have more issues than a stuck oil filter

    The crankshaft whips the oil into foam causing low oil pressure, lack of lubrication and more.

    Depends on how much too much, but it will usually get blown out of the crank-case breather/vent and into the fuel intake system. If there is a lot, the engine stalls because everything gets gummed-up with thick oil rather than fuel.

    If you put too much oil in any car engine, the crankshaft will whip it into mayonnaise. The foamed up oil will have trouble passing through the oil pump and then the oil passages in the engine, potentially leading to under-lubrication of critical components.
    If you've over-filled your crankcase by more than a little, drain out the excess.

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