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01-03-2013 12:46 PM
lyonsroar So much yes...reminds me of the oil change I did on my Fusion.

It has one of those silly cartridge filters inside a reusable plastic housing. My dad's always been able to unscrew them by hand or with a strap wrench. The Fusion had obviously been done by Jiffy Lube so it was tighter than... :insert off-color remark here:

So we went to NAPA and got the correct tool to remove the cartridge. Looks like this:

Took it home, ready to do it. Attached the tool to a socket, on the cartridge, ANNNND it just spins. Fuuuu... Figured the cartridge is stripped out thanks to Jiffy lube so the tool won't grab the ridges. Ordered a new cartridge, which incidentally is the same one that the Ford GT uses......$30 or something stupid. Waited for it to arrive. It came in, went to finish the job. BRILLIANT IDEA. Get a large hose clamp/ worm gear, tighten it around the filter housing hella-tight, and push on the screw/ tightener until it turns. OK. My idea works perfectly and we get the old one off. It looks exactly like the new one. Put new filter and the new housing on and the special tool STILL spins...WTF. So I tighten the cartridge hand tight and all is well. Bought a new housing for no reason...

2 week oil change, about $100 in oil/ parts. lol
01-03-2013 06:54 AM
gonefhsn Good share
01-03-2013 05:51 AM
FLYLOW Lol i do take like 45-1 hr to change oil cause i eat so much shit while doing so lol eat, shit, pee in between, always missing a tool, always get a phone call blah blah blah
01-02-2013 11:23 PM
azdamay Steps 9 and 15 are familiar to me. Haha. Though I do have the convenience of a van full of tools right outside the garage; they're aimed at repairing appliances, not cars, so many times I still don't have the right tool.
01-02-2013 04:49 PM
katiekay LMAO, thanks for sharing!
01-02-2013 04:27 PM
ViperThreat Lol, I swear to god that's how my neighbor works on his car. You know he is working on the car when you can hear a loud clang followed by a lot of drunken swearing.
01-02-2013 04:18 PM
Svizzara LOL @ #47... thanks for posting.
01-02-2013 01:54 PM
mac.mogul I'm a man, albeit a girly one, and I can safely say that I've never had such an awful oil change experience.

30 minutes and I'm done. I've never made a mess and I never drink while working on a car.
01-02-2013 01:51 PM
Urbanspacedude91 Lol also that the process of getting from under the vehicle takes like 10 minutes due to the beer and being lazy.
01-02-2013 11:46 AM
CajunR LOL The only step missing is "Burn forearm on exhaust."
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