I have just been inspired with the 4,344 views and 93 posts to include this in the "100 Threads".
This thread is now #79
I CAN'T GET MY OIL FILTER OFF? HUH? WHAT DO I DO NOW?
Congrats to everyone, particularly qman8, for hanging in there while this saga unfolded.
Lots of GREAT suggestions and ultimately THE ANSWER for a difficult situation.