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  1. #1
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    All-in-one oil changing tool!

    Finally got around to making a tool that will fit any size oil filter and any size oil pan plug.....all-in-one. My favorite style oil filter wrench is the "strap wrench" style. so easy to make! I decided to weld a couple additions on in order to take the plug out of the pan as well. This one tool is all you need to do a complete oil change. Love this tool. BTW.... don't judge my welds too harshly. for some reason, I wasn't on my game tonight..... a little grinding and paint will cover up my over kill welds.
    I made a video on how I made it and put it on you tube. The welding part comes towards the end of it (sorry). That's where I add the extras. If you're interested in making one, check it out.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J-YWVDcjZs[/ame]
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    Re: All-in-one oil changing tool!

    Well, regardless of weld quality it's a fine idea. Sorry, I only looked at the pic and didn't take the time to watch the video.

    Now you need to expand it to include a drain pan and funnel so it's truly all-in-one.
    Applied Fabrications, LLC

    Mobile Welding / Mechanical Repair in VA's Piedmont & Shenandoah Valley

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    Re: All-in-one oil changing tool!

    I almost stuffed a rag in the handle for wiping the dipstick.

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    Re: All-in-one oil changing tool!

    Quote Originally Posted by captain belly View Post
    I almost stuffed a rag in the handle for wiping the dipstick.
    Oh, I thought that was what the strap was for.
    Applied Fabrications, LLC

    Mobile Welding / Mechanical Repair in VA's Piedmont & Shenandoah Valley

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    Re: All-in-one oil changing tool!

    Cool idea.
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    Re: All-in-one oil changing tool!

    Sell that baby to Sears and you're on the way...

    (Retired) Professional firefighter, amateur everything else I try to do...
    Oh yeah: Go Big Red! (You know: one of the 12 members of the Big 10 cuz we left the 10 members of the Big 12...)

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    Re: All-in-one oil changing tool!

    I like it. That's a really good idea!
    Around here though, it's only a few bucks more to take my vehichles in for oil changes than it is for me to do it at home. Plus they grease all the zerks and check/top off all other fluids.
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    Re: All-in-one oil changing tool!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gump View Post
    I like it. That's a really good idea!
    Around here though, it's only a few bucks more to take my vehichles in for oil changes than it is for me to do it at home. Plus they grease all the zerks and check/top off all other fluids.
    Yes but will they do it right? I do it myself because I know it will be done the way I want it... I'm definatly building one of these.
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  9. #9
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    Re: All-in-one oil changing tool!

    Looks good. I built one of those tools, minus the extension. You can also use a 3/4" open end wrench to turn the tool, plus the ratchet and screwdriver.
    I might add the 3/8" extension to mine, too. I probably won't use a good quality extension like you did (I'm too cheap), but rather a "Horror freight" type....
    A comment I'll add for others, is that the seatbelt material can be obtained for free from most autobody repair shops, from damaged seatbelts. They normally throw them away.
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