$4 that's it!! i would've thought it was much more moneyOriginally posted by Sherb
Rule of the thumb with oil filters:
1.) Hand tighthening
2.) Tool loosening
The best tool I've seen, besides the "GRIP" like in the commercials you see on tv, is a 3 prong filter remover. This thing has gears to remove any sized filter even the small Miata filters. It only works by loosenening and it will NOT turn to tighthen at all. You use a socket wrench and you basically keep cranking until it either breaks the filter or it loosens it. Autozone and NAPA sells them for like $4.