Can you tell me the part #? Thanks. I don't mind paying the asking price for this but can't seem to find it.I purchased the Genuine Honda Filter Wrench from handa.com. It was a little pricey at $25.00 but works exceptionally well. You can use it either with a ratchet or it has a hex head so you can use a socket.
Funny enough I always told myself the same and I hand tighten only, but it's always tighter when trying to take it off (at least too tight to loosen by hand). Hence, one day I had to go get the strap wrench and now just always use it to loosen the wrench each time.I just use my hands.. No need for tools when you properly hand tight it. I have one of those universal tools collecting dust in my garage, have not use it for around 10 years or so in my cars? only need I have is when I do a friend car that has been tighten to hell.
My rule of thumb is; If you need a tool to undo the Engine Oil filter? you are tighten it too much.
The first time I removed the oil filter from the MDX it actually took a whole lot of effort - the factory tightened it down a lot. Since I removed the filter that time from underneath I used a cap type oil filter wrench to remove it - there was no way to use a strap or pliers type wrench from that position - however - I now remove and install the oil filter from the right wheel well, which is easier, and other types of wrenches can be used.No need for tools when you properly hand tight it.