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#1 pusb

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 05:36 PM

Question for my Automatic owning friends -

 

Is there a way to remove the oil filter without getting half a pint of oil down the front of the engine?



#2 RustyAutoCityE

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 07:08 PM

If there is, I haven't figured it out yet.

 

Best success I have had is using loads of blue roll, a small tray underneath and trying in vain to keep the housing tilted down as much as possible.

 

At least we know that part of the engine/gearbox is protected from rust.



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Posted 17 May 2020 - 07:30 PM

If there is, I haven't figured it out yet.

 

Best success I have had is using loads of blue roll, a small tray underneath and trying in vain to keep the housing tilted down as much as possible.

 

At least we know that part of the engine/gearbox is protected from rust.

 

Haha true.

 

I just didn't know if I was being stupid and missing something obvious. By the time you've undone the bolt the filter has emptied itself



#4 MikeRotherham

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 11:41 AM

If there is, I haven't figured it out yet.

 

Best success I have had is using loads of blue roll, a small tray underneath and trying in vain to keep the housing tilted down as much as possible.

 

At least we know that part of the engine/gearbox is protected from rust.

Think keeping the filter canister tilted as mentioned above. I always use an old washing up bowl to drain into. It covers a large area and drop the canister complete with old fillter into the bowl. The front of the engine/gearbox is the only bit that gets covered and isn't too difficult to clean up after. I have to say that this is a job I love doing.



#5 JCmini

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 09:09 PM

Nope I just get ready to catch all the oil in a oil pan. Not too much of a mess to clean up.




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