So, I changed oil and filter last week, about 150 miles ago.
Saturday morning- I return from a drive- go inside. Come back out-- 3 drops of oil up front- oh oh.....
Oil appears to be coming from filter-- as the top of the motor mount is wet with oil.
I clean up the filter and mount--- go for a test drive- return--- touch the bottom of the filter- yup-- oil already on it.
I leave the car and head to WalMart to buy a new oil filter.
I think-- defective seal...
This should take 5 min.... remove and replace filter.
I try to manually unscrew it-- nope oily.
I grab my oil filter wrench.... try to remove it.... nope. ok, try again. nope. Then I wrapped tape around it- so the wrench would hopefully get a better grip.... nope.
Well, As you can see- I tried and tried. eventually some of the teeth on the wrench wore down. (I will need to buy a new one- as I also bent part of it).
Eventually it crushed part of the case. but it didnt move. The F word appears.
Then I bring out a pipe wrench. It manages to make the filter move a fraction of an inch... When I started I could see half the barcode. After the pipe wrench- I could now see the entire barcode.
But after that- the wrench would no longer fit/grab.
The F word again.
Last resort-- that Ive heard other folks use----- Stab it.
Grabbed a screwdriver- and a breaker bar over the head of the screwdriver and used a mallet to hit the pipe.
I made sure the screwdriver went thru both ends--- I was able to move the filter a little more.
I repeated this puncturing the filter I believe 3 time. Maybe 4.
Eventually was able to turn it enough that it loosened it- and then was able to manually turn it (still a little hard)... and finally came off.
I looked at the filters gasket--- looked ok... didnt see anything that would indicate the mating surface was bad.
Maybe the surface between the gasket and the filter itself?
Maybe the pinched end of the filter?
I then inspected the mating surface on the engines end--- smooth.
Why didnt it come off?
I remember putting a little oil on the gasket... (maybe not enough?).
I remember putting it on- and turning it 3/4 turn after it mated.
Then again-- I also remember one of my kids complaining about some toy his brother would not share...
Its possible I turned it a little too much while listening to the brothers fight......
In the end- the replacement filter- I made sure I put adequate amount of oil on the gasket.
I made sure I turned the oil filter a little less than 3/4.
Sunday morning- I added about 0.3 qts to bring the oil level back up to the full mark. (seems most of the oil lost was in the filter)
we did the mothers day things- and checked several times--- no more oil leak.
This is very similar to the wrench I have...
which now has worn teeth.