Originally Posted by rexmobile
I just used regular oil filer pliers, the ones that are expandable with notched ends. It was very difficult at first, and I was pending the heck out of the filter, but eventually it slowly came off. Spilled oil everywhere BTW. Not the most graceful but hopefully easier next time since i didnt overtighten like the factory.
Not looking forward to doing mine either, as like you, I have heard it is a pain and can be messy if you don't use some type of empty pail/bucket such as an ice cream/margaine container.
I got 2 free oil changes with mine so hopefully I can sneak into the shop and watch the mechanice do it the first time so I can learn something?