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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Rounded oil filter bolt, GL1100

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I have terminally rounded the SOFT 12 mm head on the oil filter bolt on my 1981 GL 1100 trying to remove it. I wish I could blame overtorqueing it on someone else, but they don't call me gorilla for nothing. It's still not out but I'll get it somehow. Since it will need replacing, I have seen references on this site to aftermarket replacements with larger, harder heads. Any suggestions as to where to purchase these would be greatly appreciated.
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You might try using an angle grinder to create two flat sides on the bolt head, then you can get it loose with an adjustable wrench.

I had to do this to about 10 stripped Phillips headed bolts on an engine once where the P/O had attempted to remove an engine cover before me, and yes, they were in there tight too.

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I have seen references on this site to aftermarket replacements with larger, harder heads.
So, you need a larger head to put MORE torque on it?
I generally just tighten them until they spin free........

A good pair of vice grips and a hammer and chisel. One sharp rap.
Pull on the grips while striking the head from the side.(Two man operation)

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To remove, I use a large channel lock plier
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i have also read on here that the larger heads ultimately cause larger problems.
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at the price of that bolt from saber i'd just go ahead and replace the whole assembly with a spin on adapter http://www.ebay.com/itm/OIL-FILTER-A...0ce49a&vxp=mtr

but then again u can get an oem bolt for even less than saber
http://www.ebay.com/itm/honda-OIL-FI...11d2e9&vxp=mtr

no reason why the bolt needs to be tightened more than about 10 ft lbs

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Problem solved

Many thanks, Neoracer. Got the thing out with an EZ out. Ordered the adapter for just a bit more than the new OEM bolt was gonna cost ! Been meaning to add that, but I remember them pricier than that. Installed the dipstick kit a while back. Future oil changes will be a snap.
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