I wanted to change my oil last week but I kept reading posts on hear about the allen wren and the filter socket or what ever I needed. I grabbed my old trusty oil filter wrench (the one that hugs the filter as you turn it) I use on all my vehicles. I used it and it loosened the cap with no problems, but I didn't have an allen wrench for that damn bolt. So, I decided to take it to the service station and have it changed as usual. I went to my friend's shop since he lets me stand in the shop and watch him work. He didn't even remove the bolt. He just removed the cap, pulled off the old filter, and put the new one on. :shock: I was like, "That's it?" :? I thought the bolt had to be removed. Does anyone here see anything wrong with not removing the bolt? I see it only being done to drain the oil form the filter housing to eliminate making a big mess when removing the filter cap as well as not burning yourself with hot oil.