Just want to thank you. I'd read your post and used your photos to best understand a task that i've never undertaken. It took about 20 mins to remove the old filter and replace.
A very good point to note: when removing the cover make sure you keep a hand on it as i almost lost it behind the engine. I then used both arms above the engine. Better to be safe than sorry. Oh! and i'd recommend changing the filter when the engine is cold