Well, I remember now how much I hate where the stock filter is.
I had put a relocate kit together about 4 yrs ago, and I when I did, I decided to use rubber hoses to save $$$$. Uh huh.... It was fine up until about, oh, a week ago. I noticed some oil spotting on the pavement when I pulled into my paking space. Looked under the car, and found the whole lower K-member covered with a light coating of oil.
Apparently, the hoses have stiffened up, stretched, shrunk... I don't know... But it was leaking. Decided to bite the bullet and go with braided line and AN fittings.
Got home tonight, and pulled the filter ends EZ(it's under/inside the bumper).
Then I tried to remove the engine end.
yup... Wound up pulling the whole freaking spin-on adapter off just to get the hoses off. Put the AN fittings on, and put it back in. Got one hose on, an fought with the second hose for 1/2hr, until the sun went down.
It's still not on, and I'm still not double jointed.
So the car sits, sans oil, waiting for me to finish in the morning.
I swear I heard it laughing at me as I walked away from it.
I do have to say though, braided line and AN fittings ROCK
. Stupid expensive, but still rock.