My full proof removal tool, especially for 8 th gens with no room to work: I have posted this before. I struggled when I first got the 8th gen on my first oil change. PO or dealer really over-tightened filter. 3 different wrenches kept slipping on hex flat spots, so I drilled holes in wrench, and used 1" self tapping screws which provided incredible grip. Used normal socket wrench with extension to undo filter with ease.