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Old 10-08-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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Oil Filter cap

Ok, tackling my first oil change and I have stumbled upon a problem. It seems the oil filter housing cap is on incredibly tight.

It is threaded normally right? No reverse threads?
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Righty tighty, lefty loosey man. No its not reversed. If you can't get it, double some cloth and use a pair of pliers and slowly turn. First oil change and the cap is a challenge, your in for a treat.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
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Finally had to go get a strap style filter remover to break it loose. That thing was on crazy tight.

Also, I noticed my replacement filter came with 5 o-rings. I could only find three to replace: the big one on the threads and the two at the end. Where are the other two?

Finally, it took every bit of 8 quarts and looks like it could still take another 1/2 quart. Suggestions on whether I put the oil level in the middle of the oil stick indicator or should I get it as close to max as I can?
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Finally, it took every bit of 8 quarts and looks like it could still take another 1/2 quart. Suggestions on whether I put the oil level in the middle of the oil stick indicator or should I get it as close to max as I can?
In doing an oil change I always,initially,bring it up to about 1/2 quart of capacity,then run the engine for awhile,shut it down,check the dipstick and carefully bring it up to capacity according to the dipstick.

But that's just me I guess.
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In doing an oil change I always,initially,bring it up to about 1/2 quart of capacity,then run the engine for awhile,shut it down,check the dipstick and carefully bring it up to capacity according to the dipstick.

But that's just me I guess.
Not just you but it's what I do as well. Running the engine will send oil throughout the motor and should decrease from the filler mark. Add more to actually "top" off the engine with oil.
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just curious, are you draining it or extracting it?
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