There are many unexpected effects...
you could always use one of the rubber strap wrenches. They work great, and if you still have a factory size filter there should be enough space between the filter and oil pan to use one.Looking for a recommendation for a good oil filter wrench.
I got used to the K&N oil filter I've used since 2003 with the nut on the end that makes it easy to install/remove the filter.
But the NAPA Gold 1516 doesn't have a nut and the tight fitment makes my oil filter wrench hard to remove without scratching.
Any suggestion greatly appreciated.
ouch! my hands and arms are scraped up from the job. I pull the master cylinder out of the firewall to do the job so i wouldnt have to do it all on my back. I still have not attempted to bleed the lines....I've got PTSD with that DCR clutch pivot setup. There was a metal bur on mine and it cut the HELL out of my thumb. Didnt realize it until i shined a flashlight at the E xlip to make sure it was secure. There's blood all over it to this very day. Lovely part but ouch.
Hahaha I'm a wastewater plant operator and we say if you aren't breaking things you aren't learning. Bleeding the thing isn't bad. Its dealing with the coldside pipe. That's the annoying part. especially if you have water and meth injection lines.my step-father always told me if you dont bleed on a project, you weren't doing it right...