Cutting open a filter..

syn_all_the_way

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Cheapest "real" filter cutter I could find was $38 and I would have to order it. I have a Harbor Freight store a few miles down the road.
 
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I would go for the muff pipe cutter. Lighter, more cutters, more suitable to filter wall thickness. But is 3.25" big enough? I have heard people have issues trying to use the big boy plumbing pipe cutter on (smaller) oil filters.
 

syn_all_the_way

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I believe it's big enough. Here are the specs on my filter... Part Number: 51040 UPC Number: 765809510401 Principal Application: GMC -Chevy, Monza, Corsa Venture,Shilouet,S10,Blazer,Pontiac Sunfire,Grand Prix,Grand AM,LUV Bonneville,Malibu LS LX,Impala 01-,Cavalier,Camaro, Corsa, Aztek,UPLANDER3.5 SUZUKI Forenza 04- , Reno 05- , All Applications Style: Spin-On Lube Filter Service: Lube Type: Full Flow Media: Paper Height: 3.404 Outer Diameter Top: 2.921 Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed Thread Size: 18X1.5 MM By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: None Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes Beta Ratio: 2/20=15/31 Burst Pressure-PSI: 325 Max Flow Rate: 7-9 GPM Nominal Micron Rating: 19
 
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Of the two, I'd try the first. I remember someone here trying the pipe cutter and said it crushed the filter can. I got the one from Summit Racing for Christmas. It works fine, but on a filter smaller than 3" OD the filter doesn't hit the guide wheels. But, it works with a few turns. Summit Filter cutter
 
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