Stupid design because it suffers from overtightening. Especially the composite ones.
I serviced a friend's Corolla with a really tight one. I was afraid I'd break it so I asked her to go to a shop or Toyota.
Absolutely use the right tool.
I own 2 cars with the aluminum housing.
Just over tightened. Totoya should include the proper tool when you buy the car.thats how i felt right before i removed filter housing. I should have stop but lesson learned. maybe filter sit there too long period time? (9k miles) idk.
Will order metal ones for next oil change.