Rich B wrote: Never use a wrench to tighten a spin on filter.
I've used that plastic cap wrench for the last 18 years to tighten
On my 73 Impala & 68 LeSabre ( PF 25? ) I could get two hands on the
filter to tighten the filter, never needed to use a wrench when
installing, only to remove the filter. The LeSabre filter I changed from
up above. It was mounted horizontal on the front passengerside of the
Only had 1 hand tightened filter come loose. I must not of give it that
final twist. One morning I started the LeSabre up, went back in the
house because I forgot the walleto, come back out and see a huge puddle
of oil pouring out of a running vehicle. Quickly run over and shut the
car off. Luck it didn't loosen up when I left & got on the highway.
On my 78 Olds 88, 89 Z- 24 and Bonneville your lucky if you can even
get one hand on it. These car use a PF 47, the pudding cup fllter as I
call it, but the Z24 could also accomodate the longer PF - 52 which is
what I ended up using on that car. The PF52 might of fit the Olds, but
at the time I had the Olds I wasn't aware of there being a larger
On the Bonneville I had to construct an oil Splash shield to be used
when removing the filter. The filter is mounted above the frame rail and
after the first few oil changes without it oil ran all over the place
when it hit the frame rail, plus the hot oil stripped off what ever
undercoating / paint GM put on the frame rail.
I wonder what kind of things I'll have to make when I buy the next car?
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE, 3800 V6
_~_~_~_~276,100 miles_~_~_ ~_~_