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Oil filter Yoga #4698334
03/18/18 07:32 AM
03/18/18 07:32 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
Snagglefoot Offline OP
Snagglefoot  Offline OP
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SE British Columbia, Canada
Iím thinking most of us have a special way of reaching the oil filter on some of the more difficult to get-to filters. On my 2005 Taurus with a 3 liter Vulcan engine, I find that if I stand in front of the driverís side of the car, facing the passenger side of the car, I can reach down with my left arm between the rad and left bank of cylinders and loosen the filter with my end cap wrench, then unscrew it , tip it upward and pull it out. No need to crawl under the car. Any other moves?

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/18/18 07:37 AM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Oil filter Yoga [Re: Snagglefoot] #4698347
03/18/18 07:51 AM
03/18/18 07:51 AM
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PENNSYLVANIA
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On the 02 F150 5.4, if I crawl at a diagonal with my headfirst at the center of the front of the truck. Crawl diagonally towards the back of the driver side wheel, there you will be able to get to the inconveniently placed filter.

Prior to the lisle oil filter tool, you could barely get more than a quarter turn with a oil filter band tool.


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Re: Oil filter Yoga [Re: Snagglefoot] #4698488
03/18/18 10:30 AM
03/18/18 10:30 AM
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Marshfield , MA
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The Rat and the Camrys need a socket. I got along for ages without anything but a strap tool. The 4.0 V6 barely fits into a Ranger. The filter is hemmed in by enough stuff to make a stuck filter impossible to get the strap on.Its a straight shot with a hand ,but no leverage. If the filter is put on right , I'll never need it again. Off to Auto Zone for a 9.99 Dorman socket that lies unused in the glove box. GRRR. At least the 4.99 Camry socket will get used every 10K X2 grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Oil filter Yoga [Re: Snagglefoot] #4698540
03/18/18 11:17 AM
03/18/18 11:17 AM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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My friend had a Cutless Ciera that in order to reach the oil filter the front passenger when had to be taken off and reached through the wheel well.


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Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
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Re: Oil filter Yoga [Re: Snagglefoot] #4698586
03/18/18 11:55 AM
03/18/18 11:55 AM
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F150 with 3.5 Ecoboost engine is a blast. Pull filter from below and put new one on blind. Gotten used to it though.


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Re: Oil filter Yoga [Re: Snagglefoot] #4698608
03/18/18 12:24 PM
03/18/18 12:24 PM
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St. Louis
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St. Louis
On the Elantra I can change filter just reaching underneath with car parked in garage. Used mirror the first time to see what I was doing. Second time changed by feel alone.


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