This tool has taken a task that once was dreaded and lasted an inordinate amount of time and reduced it to a task that only takes minutes and with little to absolutely no mess. The item is made from top notch material and will last you forever. While this tool was designed to remove the oil filter from the '13-'18 Ram Cummins trucks, you can use it on all year trucks to help prevent a mess from spilling the oil out of the filter if it gets away from you. Fill the filter with fresh oil and use your finger to coat the gasket face with oil. The placement of the filter and the way in which it has to be removed through the wheel well makes this task one that nobody looks forward to because of the mess it creates. I dropped the filter placed the Cap on and pulled it out.
I do not want to force it and screw up the threads! Worked flawlessly, so glad I decided to purchase it before the first oil change, and was able to prevent any oil from spilling on the truck. Please recycle the used oil. This combined with a fumoto valve on the oil pan and I truely think you could change the oil and not have to wash your hands afterwards! I work at a Ram dealership and have tried to figure out how to replace the filter without making a mess, also how to prefill the new filter. I Watched the video on how the tool works. Grease the front suspension and steering components and adjust the rear brakes. This Cap is a great tool and one I would consider to be a must. Excellent product If you like to keep the under side of your truck clean like I do, this tool is for you.
This is honestly the best purchase you can make in order to keep your filter from pouring oil all over you it made my oil change smooth and clean there was no mess and it's way cheaper than having to relocate your oil filter so I highly recommend this product. It won't spill a drop! And the service that Geno's has is great they made me feel like neighbor and friend and were very helpful. If you do your own oil changes on a Ram 6. This tool is the ultimate fix for a very severe design flaw in Dodge Ram pickups. In the past my garage floor has looked like the Exxon Valdese oil spill when I got done, but this time not a single drop spilled. Run the engine enough to warm and circulate the oil, but not long enough top make the oil too hot to handle.
Use the screwdriver to loosen the band clamps on both ends of the intake hose, then remove the hose and set it aside. Install the oil filler cap. If you still can't get the filter to loosen, use a breaker bar and cheater pipe in place of the ratchet, and pull hard - no stuck filters have been able to resist this much leverage. Pull the dipstick and make sure oil is at or slightly above the full mark if it is not, go back to step 12 and try again. So I tried the ziplock bag method and it failed miserably, so I decided to pull the trigger and buy the cap off tool.
Time is money in my job, and this tool paid for itself in the first week. Make sure the strap is gripping the top of the filter and use the wrench position shown. The drive nose of the extension fits into a recess in the drain plug. I found all the reviews to be correct changing the oil filter was a Hugh mess!!! Now unscrew and remove the filter. Oil Filter Cap Off Tool If you don't want to spill oil from the filter when removing or installing the oil filter then you better buy this. For the reverse action to install a new filter its function is just as valuable.
I removed the coating from the threads of the tool with a wire wheel? Quality craftsmanship is rare these days, and this tool is quality. Just changed the oil for the first time with this cap off tool. Install the new filter on the engine. Definitely glad i purchased this. Place a large bucket 3 gal minimum! Replace the air intake hose and tighten the band clamps.
Now slide the wrench and adjust the ratchet handle to the position shown on the left when the strap is tightened, and loosen the filter enough to allow removal by hand. Start the engine and check the filter gasket closely for leaks. Took it out, not even a tiny leak, all the oil stayed in the filter. Same process reversed if you pre-fill your new oil filter before install. This funnel, which is made from a 2-cycle oil bottle, keeps the oil from spilling on the engine. Unscrewed the filter, lower it down, keeping it level of course. Pour the old oil into jugs and drain the filter into a jug.
The killer dowel pin is now famous for causing expensive engine damage, but Cummins reports that far more engines have been heavily damaged by the foil that is used to seal oil jugs. Fill with 11 quarts of oil. The first time I changed my oil in this truck I knew it was not going to be fun. I highly recommend this product. I checked the filter and the tool with a thread gauge, both appear to be 16 threads per inch.
I want to thank Genos for having such a well built product on the site. I came across this and having made a big mess on the first oil change, I thought, what the heck, why not. Then add clean oil to your new filter, screw this tool on after wiping it clean go back into that tight space, remove the cap and install. When the plug is loosened, drain slots in the oil pan will allow the oil to flow around the plug threads. Any Ram owner who does their own oil changes should have this. We have tested quite a few of them and have not run in to any issues since the tool is aluminum while the threads of the filter are steel. Park the truck safely , set the parking brake, and spread a ground sheet just behind the left front wheel and under the truck.