Which way do you unscrew an oil filter?
To remove the oil filter, you need to turn it counterclockwise when looking up at the filter. The saying “righty-tighty, lefty-loosey” applies to almost any item with threads that allows tightening or loosening (as it does here).
How do you remove an oil filter without the tool?
How do I remove a tight oil filter?
Can you take the oil filter off without draining the oil?
Yes, you can absolutely change your oil filter without emptying the oil. The placement of the oil is actually untouched by a filter change. If any oil comes out, it is only what is trapped beyond your anti-drainback gasket inside the filter.