Taking out the oil filters on my '02 400 exc is a pain in the ass. I am using reusable stainless steel filters and whenever i have to take them out to clean them it takes me a long time. Today i just gave up and only clened one of the two 'cause i was struggling for over half an hour and the filter just wouldnt come out. The way i do it is by using electrician pliers i try to open upo the pliers at the center of the filterand to pull it out. It had worked for me the previous times i had done it, it has never been easy since the roudness of the external side of the plier slips but it had worked out. Today i just couldn't. Is there abetter way to do it? I have even tought of welding a very tiny piece of metal to the outer side of the filter to be able to pull it from it. I have seen a tool that they sell to pull the filters out but it only works on repleaceble filters since it punches a hole through the filter in order to pull it out.