After trying all kinds of tools to get the oil filter off my BMW Tii, I found the ideal tool for the job.

I tried modified oil filter wrenches, channel lock pliers, a screwdriver through the filter, and God knows what. Then I found the ideal thing. Try a "can lid twister-offer." The one your wife uses to get lids off jars and cans.

I bought mine at a local dime store for 39¢ and it works perfect every time. You take the filter off from the underside with the device. It grips the filter great.

Author: Leif Anderberg