Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cleveland TN
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 103,000
OK found another solution, they make a No Mess Oil Filter Wrench by Eastwood - #13951 for the commander 5.7, also called large. It is a cap filter wrench which fits several sizes and has a flexible cover that looks like a corrugated plastic pipe to catch the oil mess. It sells for about $15. My next oil change will be in about 9 months and may get one to try. I had an idea to make something like it but see its already a product. Reviews on it are few and not too good. Cheaper and easier than moving the filter. One thought though is the hemi filter is not straight down but angled a fair amount. Also when wrangling the filter out it may tip too much and spill and be worse than without it. Has anyone else tried one?
Another thought is making that little drain pan already under the filter larger to better catch the oil and possibly a piece of tubing attached to route past the hoses and frame. How can that present drain pan be removed?
06 Commander Limited Hemi - QDII,
Past -89 Comanche, 98 Grand Cherokee (2WD), 2000 Cherokee, 05 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7
Had to replace the brakes - they opened more gas stations in town
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Last edited by rblapham; 02-11-2017 at 08:48 AM.