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Location: Lowell NC
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Maybe they're lubricating the gaskets before installing.
My '16 SPS wasn't too awful, but I did borrow a friends old-fashioned metal strap wrench to remove mine.
-my filter had nice big dent in the bottom, so when the engine was being moved from plant [Mexico] / train rack / k-member, someone smacked into the filter pretty good with something.
Looked like a good hard whack with the ball-peen end of the hammer.
My friend's '14 R/T - that filter was on tight! Almost bent the strap wrench getting that thing loose.
2016 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 23Y pkg (M6) ordered 8/28/15, born 10/23/15, home 11/20/15
Torred / Black/ Ruby Red leather
2009 R/T 27J pkg (M6) ordered 7/17/08, born 10/23/08, home 11/13/08
Hemi Orange / Dark Slate/Light Slate Gray leather
Last edited by Hal H; 04-14-2017 at 02:09 PM.