Originally Posted by BobsWK2
I used a filter end cap wrench. And boy was the original filter on tight. I'm surprised the threads on the oil filter boss weren't stripped. But I can almost understand why because I had to keep tightening the oil filter since it kept seeping until I got it tight enough. I used a Mopar filter this time. Next time I'll be using a Purolator PureOne filter. Hopefully that one will not have to be tightened on as much as the Mopar.
Same thing here - the factory filter was WAY overtight, not just tough to break loose initially, but required a lot of grunt to unscrew the first turn or so. Also, the gasket remained stuck to the engine. My band-type wrench would not do it, the metal shield (drip spout?) interfered, so I had to get an end cap style wrench to do the job.
The new (Wix) filter sealed up good, at 3/4 turn on an oiled gasket.