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Old 07-02-2012, 09:28 AM   #151
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I think I could change the filter without jacking the car up.
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I think I could change the filter without jacking the car up.
W/O making a mess?

I'm doing my first change this week sometime. Haven't really looked at the filter from above. Had the felt panel off once, really easy to get to from the bottom.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #153
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W/O making a mess?

Yes, I think so. However, the thought now occurs to me that I couldn't remove the felt panel without using ramps or jacks anyway, so my point is moot.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:48 AM   #154
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Yes, I think so. However, the thought now occurs to me that I couldn't remove the felt panel without using ramps or jacks anyway, so my point is moot.
That's the only way I could imagine doing it. There's no way to take that filter off and not make a mess of your cover unless you take it off.

If you have a low profile torx driver (maybe a ratchet with a driver bit) it might be doable. I don't think I could reach all the screws with the car on the ground, personally.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #155
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My organic oil was very dirty with 4500k miles on it today. Doesn't give me much faith in the 7500 miles stuff unless its synthetic. Just my opinion.
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That's the only way I could imagine doing it. There's no way to take that filter off and not make a mess of your cover unless you take it off.

If you have a low profile torx driver (maybe a ratchet with a driver bit) it might be doable. I don't think I could reach all the screws with the car on the ground, personally.
I've done it. It was fine, the rear center felt panel screw being the biggest challenge. But with a slight body contortion it is possible.
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I've done it. It was fine, the rear center felt panel screw being the biggest challenge. But with a slight body contortion it is possible.
It sure is easy just to drive it up the damn ramps...
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It sure is easy just to drive it up the damn ramps...
Easy? Yes. Manly?........
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I'll take easy over manly. I have very little pride and no shame.
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