I agree, never cut myself yet, and I use this hole every oil change.myriad46 wrote:I admit it's a tight squeeze, but in a dozen oil changes, I've never received any life threatening injuries. Wonder if a batch went out, with a bad stamping on the skid plate, leaving sharp edges.
My toughest time is the angle that I have to reach in to get to the filter makes it difficult to break it loose. I can't seem to get a good initial grip on it. Once it's spinning; no problem.
Sometimes if I can't get leverage on the filter, I reach around the skid plate on the passenger side. I'm a pretty big guy (6'2", 280), and my guns are huge.
Also, a rag can help you get the torque you need on the filter head. Or buy the K&N oil filter for $15, it has a 21mm hex welded on to the end of it...