I never even thought of going from the bottom. have you tried from the top? I use the Honda filter socket on a 1/2 drive ratcher. Tap it onto the filter before you tryto turn it.I tried changing my own oil for the first time today, and wow the previous owner must have tightened that oil filter on tight! I also had a really tough time getting my new oil filter wrench around the exhaust pipe and other stuff to actually reach the thing from the bottom, but the mess of wires above meant that it looked even harder to reach from the top. Even when I did get in there and was able to grip hard enough to scratch the oil filter up, the limited elbow room meant I wasn't able to actually turn the darned thing.
My car is sitting with 2 wheels on the curb with no oil in it. Giving up for today, any tips for tomorrow?