That gave me a smile because prior to going outside to work on getting the old oil filter off, I saw some sandpaper in my house and thought about doing just what you mentioned! 🙂When the engine is not running, the oil runs into the sump (aka oil pan). The oil level will be well below the pan gasket. I'd expect to have to make up 8 ounces or so that are in the filter.
Good that you got it off. OP. Besides tape, I've heard of people using a strip of sandpaper under the filter wrench.
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But you did get it off !!....I had an old car that I couldn't get any filter wrench on. I followed the advice of a friend and took my longest screwdriver, stuck it through the filter and easily turned it off. Yes, it was a little messy.
Ken C your older than me and your still doing oil changes?!....My hats off to ya !! 😊I just use a very, very large "slip-joint" pliers -- I have to grab it at an angle (reaching down because there isn't enough room to grasp it perpendicularly as would be proper), but it's so large that the angle isn't a problem as long as the tips of the jaws are grasping the flats (the 13 or so "flutes" around the top edge). Yes, I haven't been able to find a cap that actually fits those flutes -- after trying 3 brands, they still don't fit, either being too loose or too tight (and can't get it on) -- but my really big slip joint pliers have never failed me.
BTW, young man, I'm a few years older than you .
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Ferd Turgeson That did happen to me ....At first.... But I did exactly what you mentioned and it worked out ok.If you have the correct oil filter "cup" and the cup fits tightly and the inside profile of the cup matches the flats on the filter - the reason that your cup is turning on the filter is because the end of your ratchet or extension is protruding in too far and keeping the cup from bottoming on the filter. Try to put the oil filter cup on the filter and bottom it on the filter. Then just insert the ratchet or extension in just enough to get a good bite - not the whole way in. I learned this trick years ago and it works for me.
Thanks Bobby !!