my oil filter didn't want to come off last night, so i bought every tool available to screw it off, so now i have a few holes in the filter from the tooth filter wrench. i usually borrow cherry pickers, but now im going to buy my own to take the engine out and take off the filter.
will a good 'ol harbor freight hoist work good? im removing the headers, so according to the internet, it should weigh about 750 lbs. i take it a 1-ton (2k lbs) engine hoist will work. will the 1/2 ton engine stand be fine?
and once i take the engine out, how do i safety take off the filter? thanks