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Old 03-23-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Oil Filter Removal - Oil EVERYWHERE

Is there a particular trick to taking the oil filter off during a routine oil change? I just cant do it without getting oil all over everything in the surround area. Wish the filter was easier to get to.


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Oil Filter Relocation Kit. Check with Summit. You will might want upgrade the hose and hardware.

Try it and let us know.
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I would like to know this also.I had the same problem.
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Smile Imho...

Do what I did....get a rag and either a K&N oil filter (nice 1" nut on the top to assist in removing it) or a Fram extra-guard (that has the nice "grip' area on the back of the filter). Stuff that rag around the area where the filter is with the drain pan underneath and you should be all set, just take it off slowly...
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Half my problem was that I couldnt get the motorcraft one off, so I stabbed it with a screwdriver and holy hell - oil went everywhere. Not a lot of room in there to handle the damn thing.

Now I got the baby royal purpled up, and im using a purolator pureone filter. The RP really quiets down the engine at idle, i was suprised.
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Why the Purolator? The Motorcraft filters work great.
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if you have to do all that then you putting it too tight.
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the best thing to do is unscrew it, and just let a little dribble out, it splashes a bit cause it hits shit on the way down, but once the first dribble is done, just tip it off the bolt so the opening is pointed up, thats what I do, and it works with minimal mess....i use purolator pureone & RP btw
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I just wipe it down afterwards.
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Why the Purolator? The Motorcraft filters work great.
Purolator makes motorcraft filters to ford's specs for them. The pureone by purolator is superior to the motorcraft variant. I would have been satisfied with a motorcraft to be honest, but it was out of stock. Made it easy to drop the extra coin for the pureone.
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