When I did my first oil change the filter was really on there tight. I advise against getting a normal oil filter wrench , at least the kind that is bare metal to take it off. I went to sears got a set of craftsman strap wrench and went at it. Took me some 10 mins but it came off.
A chain link fence post strap with a socket extension works just as good too. I found that out one night after mangling the oil filter on another car with a strap wrench and then made it worse with a screwdriver. (Anybody tells you to use a screwdriver, don't do it!) The post strap works in a similar fashion as the strap wrenches, but doesn't tighten up when you crank on it. It took all of ten secs once I put it on the filter. Occasionally may need some duct tape sticky side out for some filters. Has worked well for a few years now on multiple cars. Makes me wonder why some people think the filter has to be on so f'ing tight! :eeeek:
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