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Removing oil filter on 929
Ok, I'm doing an oil change on the 929 for the first time (prior to this I took the lazy route and had it done at a shop). I am having difficulty removing the oil filter and I don't want to damage anything. I thought it would be easy enough to loosen by hand, no luck. I got a strap-wrench, succeeded only in scratching the hell out of the oil filter and putting a lot of little dents in it. I know there's a special socket tool that has a Honda part number, but I wouldn't have thought it would be necessary.
Do these things get wrenched on pretty tight? Is it unusual to have some difficulty removing it? Is there something I'm supposed to remove first before the oil filter will unscrew? Or anything else I can do to loosen it?
Is it worth getting the oil filter socket? Is that a hard thing to find or are they generally available in most Honda dealerships?
Is there some other tool/technique to get the little mo-fo off?
I'm feeling a bit useless in the garage at this particular moment, defeated by an oil filter.