I have an external oil filter and typically use the NAPA Gold 1515 spin-on filter (a WIX in disguise).
The filter works great, but for some reason it is a B!+€+ to get to spin off. I have a stack-up of the basic filter mount at the top, then a MOCAL oil-diverter sandwich, then the spin-on filter on the bottom. When I try to spin the filter off, it’s like it’s been super-glued to the MOCAL housing. I need to use a long handled oil filter wrench on it with as much leverage as I can muster.
I use Brad Penn oil and always fill the filter can with oil before I spin it on, and I always smear a light film of oil all around the filter can’s O-ring. I spin the filter up til it just hits the o-ring, then another 1/2 - 3/4 turn and no more.
I don’t remember removal being this hard before the MOCAL sandwich housing was installed - It pretty much spun right off. The base mount is cast and machined aluminium, whilst the MOCAL is machined billet aluminium so I would think that they’re reasonably similar in composition. (Spellings for Martin’s benefit and after reading the MOCAL website.)
What am I doing wrong?