Just don't put them on so tight next time. I've only had to use a chain wrench on cars I have not owned before. Once I've changed the filter once, they always come off by hand...julianm said:Getting a bit fed up with my old chain wrench flopping about when it`s filter removal time
That's what happens when they use a wrench to put the filter on - you're just supposed to snug it and then give it 1/4 turn after the gasket makes contact - some people crank it down like it's holding a wheel on or something - DIY and suffer no more!:cheesy:fetchitfido said:Are dealers/mechanics taught to put the filters on as tight as they possiably can or something?
Took me and my dad about an hour to get the stupid filter off because it was so tight, and we couldn't get anything decent on it.
In comparison, my other car that I've done the last 4 or 5 oil changes on I had it compleatly changed in 30 minutes because nothing was put on "Superman style."