Just wanted everyone to know there is another alternative to the Toyota SST $36 oil filter wrench (for use on the IS 350). I called Snap-On tools and they now have a filter wrench for our car. Snap-on told me that they get the tool from AST (asttool.com) and the part # is TOY640 (though it is a Snap-On tool if you buy it from Snap-On). It costs ~$18. It lists on the AST website as a 64mm oil filter wrench. The Toyota SST lists their wrench as a 65mm wrench. I asked Snap-On, what if their 64mm wrench won't fit and they said it would, otherwise I could return it (as long as I follow their return policy protocols). Thought some of you "do it yourselfer's" would appreciate this info...
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i started off using these oil filter wrenches but i realized the more i use it the more i'm stripping the filter cap. Eventually I was unable to make good contact between the oil filter wrench and filter cap.
Now I'm just using a universal band wrench that covers filter cap sizes between 50mm and 80mm. I find that the band wrench makes it 10x easier to remove the oil filter cap. The only problem is you cannot use it with a torque wrench to tighten it. But I just hand tighten it and never had a problem.