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Old 02-10-2015, 03:03 PM
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Default Getting to the oil filter on 3.0

I recently bought a 2006 with a 3.0.I was looking at the location of the oil filter.When changing the filter,what is the best way to get at it,from the top,bottom or thru the wheel well.Any HELP would be greatly appreciated to see what method you guys use in changing it.

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Old 02-10-2015, 03:52 PM
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If you have the wrapping tool to grab the filter I go from the top to loosen it, then from the bottom to get it off
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:13 PM
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Not sure on the 06, but my 2000 can Easily be changed from the top, I have to stand on a milk carton, and wait till the manifold cools off though.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:23 PM
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I let the engine cool and get it from underneath. I always only get the new filter hand-tight and it comes off easily by hand.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:37 AM
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Default Re: Getting to the oil filter on 3.0

I go from underneath. I also take the box that the new filter came in, open it up and put it over the starter so oil doesn't spill on the starter.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:50 AM
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I just normally go from the wheel well..straight access to it.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:57 AM
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^^^X2 that's how I do it.

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AND also kids remember to always check your cam synchro every time you change your oil.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:00 AM
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Why do u need to check the cam synchro every oil change?
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:04 AM
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well it was a joke. BUT you know how they are prone to failure.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:11 AM
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well it was a joke. BUT you know how they are prone to failure.
Yep ive gone thru 3 of them lol. One when i first got my remanned engine, the mechanic put in a crappy Dorman one because the new engine didn't come with one. It went bad fast, replaced it with a Motorcraft one.
But somehow 1 year later the single bolt that secures it came loose and the camsync moved and jumped and ruined the gear teeth. So i put in yet another new motorcraft one.

also when i rebuilt the 3.0L for my winter beater i had to put in a new one for it.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:50 AM
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I get to mine reaching down from the drivers side fender. The oil that does drip off and onto the starter I spray off with degreaser and water through the wheel well when I am done.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:29 AM
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I reach down from the top to get a wrench on it. Once I've got it broken free, I reach in from the wheel well, then put the new one on through the wheel well.
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:38 PM
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When I had a 3.0 I got to the oil filter through the wheel well. Took the wheel off the first time, from there I just turned it all the way and could still access the filter just fine.
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:42 PM
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When I had a 3.0 I got to the oil filter through the wheel well. Took the wheel off the first time, from there I just turned it all the way and could still access the filter just fine.
I've thought about tying that. Who decided to put the filter there?
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: Getting to the oil filter on 3.0

I'd love to know how you guys can pull the filter through the wheel well without spilling oil all over the place. I always just pull the filter up from the top between the manifold and the steering shaft.
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