Ok....i got the old oil filter off but when i go to torque the new one on....the filter wrench slips around on the filter after i put the rachet onto the oil filter wrench....seems like the rachet stub pushes up against the filter....anyone else run into this ?
your new oil filter should be put on by hand only . Spin it on untill the gasket contacts the block then tighten it another 3/4 turn approx . Put it on to tight and you will have a bitch of a time getting it off .
I can remember way-back-when trying to get an oil filter off that someone ( not me ) had used a wrench to put ON. Driving a screwdriver through the filter to get enough torque to remove it is a messy proposition...
The spec in the manual says that the filter should be on quite tight. I hate to dispute oxman's opinion, but I use a torque wrench to try to get the correct torque on the filter. When my filter "socket" slips, i usually call it good enough. I never get to the torque called out.
I then use a small strap wrench to get the filter off. It works every time - at least for me.