Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
When all I had was a basic wrench set the first time I ever changed my oil my filter was too tight to get by hand I used a leather belt as a strap wrench, with the right angle it will come loose, leverage works. Now-a-days I have 6 different swivel oil filter band wrenches as well as an assortment of filter cups, filter pliers, and a real strap wrench. Like someone else mentioned only hand tighten the filter.
-1996 Pearl White Thunderbird 4.6 Sport 4v with many mods:
Current Best: 13.583 @ 103.74 10/2014.
227hp/241tq measured on calibrated mustang dyno, tested at full vehicle simulation with inertia enabled, no number skewing.
-2001 White Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.8 V10, 4-door, 4x4, Limo Tint, BFG KO2's, Bilstein 7100 Remote Reservoir Race Bypass Shocks, 6" Spring lift, Kenwood Double Din, K&N Intake, FlowMaster Exhaust
Amber_Murder's Daily Driver.
-2005 White GMC Sierra 3500 6.6 Duramax, Dually, 4-door, 4x4, Limo Tint, BFG Commercial T/A's, Rancho RS9000XL Shocks, Kenwood Double Din, K&N Intake, Banks Monster Exhaust
Chris_Murder's Daily Driver.