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#296678 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:05 PM Mobil fil pruf
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Could someone show or tell me the trick to getting the lids off these? I seem to remember that there is a key or something. Can I make some kind of tool?

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#296679 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:06 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: JimT]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Do you need to clean it ? Or just want the lid off? There is a snap ring under the cap. I have never tried to remove the tops because people have broken the bottle by doing so.
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#296680 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:09 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: 57tbirdkid]
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Hence the term FIL-PRUF! wink
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#296689 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:32 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: 57tbirdkid]
JimT Offline
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Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Really just clean one.

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#296691 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:36 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: JimT]
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Take a 5 gallon bucket and fill it with water that is Luke warm. Add some soap and submerge the bottle till it fills with water. Then take the bottle out and shake it and reapeat till clean. Then dump the bucket and put straight water in it. Repeat the process and let it dry out. This process works great. If you have hard water it may leave some stains. Good luck.
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#296692 - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:40 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
frankpl on here has Removed one or a few by drilling a few small holes around the cap, then w/ the HELP of a couple of Friends push the inside ring towards the glass & remove spout.

2nd page of Patent Drawing [below] shows the Oil Dispenser spout for filling the Fil-Pruf bottles.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=415oAAA...TEM&f=false

To clean;
I turn upside down & insert tube from WD-40 thru the flappers, then turn back over & squirt WD-40.
OR
Just pour paint thinner in top, let sit for awhile to loosen sludge in bottom, shake vigorously, pour out. Then use soap & water to remove the WD-40/paint thinner.


Edited by Dick Bennett (Wed Jan 11 2012 08:49 PM)
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#296714 - Wed Jan 11 2012 09:34 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: Dick Bennett]
frankpl Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2001
Loc: Visalia,Ca
I have drilled 3 small holes equal distance apart where the ring grove is and like Dick said it takes a couple of extra hands but just use nails or small punches and push in all at the same time and it will push the snap ring in, lift and wiggle the spout and it should come off, I also use oven cleaner mixed with a little warm water and slosh it around in the bottle, that will knock the gunk loose ...Frank
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#296718 - Wed Jan 11 2012 09:39 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: frankpl]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Here is what is inside the Spout;
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#296749 - Wed Jan 11 2012 11:36 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: Dick Bennett]
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
An excellent example of a well-engineered product!! Bottles were designed to be tamper-proof and prevent low quality oil from being substituted and sold as higher quality Mobiloil. 75-80 years later and we still can't get the lids off without a bunch of work..........

Richard
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#296770 - Thu Jan 12 2012 06:51 AM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: Pegasus]
aquatic Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 21 2006
Loc: Syracuse IN 46567
I used a product called F 239 cleaner to get all the oil sediment out of the bottom. It worked great - bottle clear with no hard water stains. I use this product to clean my boats and trucks in our business.

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#296908 - Thu Jan 12 2012 05:35 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: aquatic]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Who manufactures that stuff? What is it?

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#296933 - Thu Jan 12 2012 07:19 PM Re: Mobil fil pruf [Re: JimT]
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