At the local J-Lube, they use an old rusty pair of Channelock slip joint pliers to remove oil filters.There is one special type of filter wrench that will fit any screw-on style filter... Stab an icepick through it.
Actually, I just did the first oil change on mine today. I had to take off that massive under-shroud, but the ice pick still worked. The car was a Service Loaner before I got it, so the dealer did the first two oil changes, and I'm not entirely convinced they didn't use an air powered wrench to put on the oil filter. I'm not bragging, but I'm a strong guy, and this is the first oil filter I've encountered in years that I couldn't pull off by hand. I just put the shroud back on afterwards, and I expect to put my arm up through that ultra-convenient hole and remove this one by hand.Stab it with a pick etc...I could go on... :00000732: Have these folks changed a 4 yet...with the plastic in place? :gitara: