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shrink said:
whats the easiest way to get an oil filter off without the proper tool?

can you just stab the bas**** with a screwdriver and ease it off... or are there other ways?

sometimes you can still undo it by hand..
 

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In some cases the filter seems to tighten itself up so that it is difficult using the right tools, let alone hand of with towel.

If you are using a screwdriver punch a hole in the botton first to let the oil out in a controlled way. This is a good tip even if you are using the right tool as you then don't get oil all over your hands/wishbone etc.

Normally a screwdriver is sufficient but in rare cases I have had to use a chisel with its wider driving surface.
 
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