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and where does the op find that. looks well made.
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I tend to have more luck with the filter wrenches that have the adjustable metal band on them - I get more leverage even with the filter located where it is. But I only have to resort to those when I'm not using a k and n filter, which makes things easy.

But try the filter wrench with the bands on them rather than the ones that slip over the end of the filter like a cap.
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I would think that a tool like this is what you need


most Mopar oil filters look like this
That's the tool I use. Works fine for me.
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If an oil filter wrench doesn't work. Time, elbow grease, and cursing always helped me.
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Yeah, I agree with that. But it's not as much fun as having the right tool and getting it done as timely as it should be. But most jobs on vehicles take twice as long as they should anyway..
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The only other better tool I know of is not over tightening the filter after that first oil change.
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i am sticking to my K&N white filter with the welded nut on the end. that and a freezer bag and i am good to go.
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Here's a trick you might enjoy: Buy a box of the big, heavy duty 2-gallon ZIP-LOK bags. Turn it inside-out and slip it over the filter, then slide the bag over the filter. Unscrew the filter and any oil that spills...spills into the bag. Zip it closed and throw it in the trash or recycle it.

Buy a small tube of silicone grease. (NAPA sells it under the Dow-Corning DC-4 brand.)
Do NOT use engine oil or grease to lubricate the filter gasket during installation. (the reason they tell you to do that is to keep the gasket from wrinkling up during the installation process as you spin the filter ON. But the problem is.... the oil or grease "cooks" and hardens...actually STICKING the gasket to the engine block, and THAT is why the filter is stuck and difficult to remove.)
INSTEAD...use a "dab" of silicone grease to lubricate the gasket. (This is how we do it with equivilent airplane filters.) Use only 20-inch pounds of torque when installing. It won't leak. It'll un-spin easily, usually with only your gloved hand around that Zip-Lok bag.

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i use the K&N filters with the nut as well dont get any easier then that
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