Prior to one good yank (aka: 1 grunt torque), be sure to install the new copper washer that should be supplied with your filter. Failure to do so could lead to the drain plug seizing to the pan.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.