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Old 02-01-2010, 08:16 PM
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I hate filter wrench bs, get a k&n oil filter and there is a 1"nut welded to the bottom of the casing so you can put an impact on that mofo! lol
Oil is a super quick job on a 4.0 SOHC, plugs not so much fun..
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:23 PM
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Ive never had trouble changing my oil... Ive got the 03 3.0 and everything is easy to get to. When you take the oil filter on mine theres a built on funnel below the filter that directs dropped oil straight to the ground. Never had oil get on the frame or anything.

Now if you want a vehicle to piss you off change an imapla's or saturn's oil filter. take it out and your entire passenger side suspension is lubed up on dirty oil!
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:24 PM
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I always do my own oil and my buddys , i use a fram oil filter because the end you hold to twist it off is covered in grit so even if you get oil on it you can still grab it.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:26 PM
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theres a built on funnel below the filter that directs dropped oil straight to the ground.
That answered my guestion... a built in funnel.. who would have thunk it?

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:27 PM
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I always do my own oil and my buddys , i use a fram oil filter because the end you hold to twist it off is covered in grit so even if you get oil on it you can still grab it.
I used to use fram on my old car but with my truck i only use motorcraft personally. since that doesnt have the very convient grip that i LOVE i just use my old BMX gloves to get the slick motorcraft filter loose. That grip sure is nice though!!!
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:36 PM
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I have been using WIX filters and Amsoil. Anyone else?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:38 PM
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I have been using WIX filters and Amsoil. Anyone else?
Too spendy. for me. Quaker state and fram xtraguard

about 16.00 total
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:43 PM
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use motorcraft,,ftw
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:44 PM
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An oil change for my car (6qts) and filter costs me about 40. I see what you mean lol.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:50 PM
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motorcraft filter with RP 5W-20. Total cost for an oil change is about $28.00
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:57 PM
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I usually wait until Advance Auto has their deal on Mobil 1 oil where you get 5 quarts of their full-synthetic and a Mobil 1 oil filter for $30. And nobody touches my truck but me, unless I personally know them and what kind of work they do.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:20 AM
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I guess I just needed a reality check. I was mostly frustrated by the filter being so tight. It just makes me wonder why they always do that on new vehicles. I always do my own maintenance and just got frustrated by something that should have been so simple.

I appreciate everyone's input.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:59 AM
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What V6 is in it?
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:04 AM
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I change mine on the 2.3 its so easy especially since i borrow my buddys lift in his shop at night.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:16 AM
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Valovoline gets $65 around where I live for a Synpower change. I get the oil and a filter for $25. I try an stay away from Fram filters( I am not sure if the stuff you see on the internet is true or not) I will use them on occasion if needed. Takes me less than 30 minutes from start to clean up. Then I go to Costco's and buy a case of Harpoon IPA with the cash I saved
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