I'm after some tips on how best to attempt the oil filter removal on my new to me 1998 Mini Cooper.
Access to the oil filter seems very restricted. I also have the 4 spot lamps fitted in front of the grill.
Instructions in books seem to show you do it via access from the engine bay, by un-clipping the top coolant hose and bending it out of the way.
Is this the easiest way to do this job? I can't see how you can get much leverage to unscrew the filter or have the room to fit the various removal tools around the filter?
Any suggestions from people who have successfully done this job before are much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.