How do I remove an oil filter that’s on like a leech? There’s one problem though, the only part left of my filter is the part that screwed into the engine block. I found this tool on Bogertaviation.com that could work, its the tool that slides into the holes on the part of the filter that screws into the engine block. And this tool enters from the back side obviously so that you can unscrew it like that. Mind you this is a 02 cavalier and the oil filter is already a pain in the butt to reach. Is this tool my only option before I just call a tow truck and take it to the shop?