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Stubborn oil filter canister cap

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Boy, I spent an hour and still can't get the oil filter canister cap off. I've used a cap removal wrench ($5 from Kragen; made with plastic) and even a channel plier. The plastic removal wrench from Kragen is totally useless. It slips out every time. I think I need a metal removal tool. I search online. Looks like the metal removal tool is around $19-$30. Any recommend brand and where to buy?

I hate the original oil filter canister cap design. Why didn't they make the cap like the ATF housing cap? Easy on easy off.
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MB have a surprisingly cheap special tool for this, which cost me less than USD20.00. It works on the canister cap on my Coupé and the spin-on filters on the M103 engines. Part # MW103 589 02 09/00.
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