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Old 12-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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rear engine oil filter?

Is there an oil filter in the rear of the engine that can only be changed by dropping the engine 2 inchs?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Is there an oil filter in the rear of the engine that can only be changed by dropping the engine 2 inchs?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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You can reach it through the passenger wheel well fairly easily, but it's still a bit of a pain compared to later models that have the filter on the bottom of the engine next to the pan. Be ready for the filter dribble down the back of the block with the drain pan pushed toward the passenger tire a little. Give it a go, it's not too bad.

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #4
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If you have long arms (my sleeve length is 34-35) you can lie on top of the engine and reach the filter.

The biggest problem in changing it is, if the previous mechanic over-tightened it, it's a PITA to get enough torque to get it out with a "cap" wrench and 3/8" drive. A pliers-type wrench like one of these from Harbor Freight ($6 and $7, respectively) works well from the top.:




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Old 12-20-2012, 02:32 PM   #5
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I went to a remote. Easier to remove. Less mess.
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