A mechanic who did oil change on my 2014 Toyota RAV4 today discovered the oil filter housing on the bottom of engine to be excessively over-tourqued by a mechanic who did my previous oil change at another shop. He could not get it off so could not replace the oil filter. His advice was to go to Toyota dealership for next oil change about 5 months later, and have them take care of it. Now what’s more screwy about this is, oil seems to be slightly leaking from bottom of the engine. It may be the mechanic might have slightly cracked the oil filter housing while trying to get it off.
Can the oil filter housing be removed without draining the engine oil? Should I just call some shops and ask if they can remove over-torqued oil filter housing? Thanks for your opinions.