I find draping a used Tyvec envelope (FedEx etc.) over the pipes will allow the oil from the filter to miss the pipes. Plastic sheet/bag works better but not a good idea if the pipes are hot.BTW: Don't know how the other F folks do it but I take out the bolts on the bottom right panel and pull it away from the fasteners. That will give you enough room to get your hand in to remove the old filter after you unscrew it. I've been using K&N filters only because they are easier to screw in. Clean up the mess you will make on the exhaust pipes, reclip and tighten the panel back up and your done.