No, really. I've hand tightened hundreds of them with no leak problem. Really.
Also, cross threading is not an alternative progressive installation method.
The canister containing the cartridge filter on my 2012 Scion tC refuses to budge.
Why yes, as a matter of fact, I do have the 65mm TRD 14 flute oil filter socket, thanks for asking.
This might turn out to be like the cap on Belle's Chevy Malibu cartridge oil filter. It appears I'll have to find a replacement before the next removal attempt, cuz I had to break that one off to replace the filter.
When I say "break", I mean take a chisel and hammer to it.
This is going to require some deep deep google fu. I may not be back for days.
Thank god for google translate, otherwise I might have to learn how to read Japanese.
The car was built in Japan. Nobody has replacement parts, that I've seen. Not even my go-to site www.rockauto.com.
God forbid, I should have to go to a
As an unsolicited plug, if you need parts for your car, particularly parts you can't get at your local third party auto parts store, fire up the intertubes and go HERE.
They have everything you need and can't find anywhere else. (except for my Scion just yet)