View Full Version : Oil Filter loosen direction

10-20-2011, 02:16 PM
Kind of an embarassing question. I have changed the oil before but now I cant remember which way to turn it to loosen before I winterize. (I know that with RH thread the lefty loosey righty tighty rule applies. But here I am changing the filter from above, lefty (counterclockwise) is the opposite if I were changing the oil from below such as I was changing the oil for a car. So if I am looking down at the oil filter which way do I spin it to loosen?


10-20-2011, 02:32 PM
Lefty loosie! but from the top it will be backwards or right.

10-20-2011, 02:41 PM
thank you! once I hear your answer in hindsight it makes perfect sense ha.

10-20-2011, 03:10 PM
Remind me not to let him put my gas cap back on.

10-20-2011, 08:19 PM
lefty loosie upside down is just backwards :cool: