Originally Posted by JTBurn
How about loosing it a bit when the engine is cool (not too losse!). It might come off easier then when the engine is hot.
Don't do it! Oil must be running temp so it can drain properly. So you have to start this job when everything is HOT. First you unscrew the drain plug, then open the engine oil cap, THEN SLOWLY loosen the oil filter cap. The oil is under pressure and you don't want oil all over your hands and engine compartment. Use the handy crafstman tool I put up a few posts up. It really helped to loosen and then to screw back on and line up the green dots on the filter cap. It made a very difficult job an easy one.