5.0 - factory oil cooler - can't get oil filter off
1994 Mustang Cobra**
Oil filter won’t come off. I tried all my tools for this (3-arm, filter wrench, etc)…doesn’t matter because it appears that the oil filter is stuck on so tightly it is causing the stock oil cooler housing to spin off the block.
I can see the oil cooler hoses moving anyway, so I assume the cooler screws into the block the same as an oil filter…and the cooler is the first thing to “give” in this scenario.
Anyway, I’m open to suggestions.
There’s not a lot of room to work up in there…but is there a way to hold the oil cooler in place (the filter is still attached) while I torque on the filter?
Would you suggest that I remove the hoses from the cooler and just spin the filter and the cooler off at the same time…and then remove the filter on a bench?
Any other ideas.
**Bought the car used, so this is my first oil change on the car and don’t know what gorilla put the filter on.
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