Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arcade, New York
I just changed my oil today too, and I didn't have any problem. I use the end cap thingie that grabs the recesses in the end of the filter. Are you tightening the filter too tight?? All you need to do is to oil the rubber gasket and put on hand tight only. Do not use a wrench to tighten. If you are worried about leaks, then take a clean rag to the metal surface to clean off any contaminents, and oil the gasket to help it seal.
The nice thing about changing your own oil is that you can let it drain for a few hours to get all the "gook" out. Unfortunately for me, it was sunny when I started, but two hours later when I went out it was raining... Better rain than snow!