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Anybody have any tricks up their sleeve for removing the filter without removing the skid AND without making a mess??? I heard of a plastic bag trick, that sounds promissing. The last time I changed it (first time) i had a time with a couple of the screws feeling almost like I stripped them, they just trun and turn.... Don't want to take it off again unless I have to...

Also, are ALL the nuts where the skid bolts thread into replaceable and are they all on the ski itself??

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Hmmm...I didn't have any problem removing the oil filter...I just went in from the passenger side with a standard oil filter wrench.


Rob
 

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yeah, just unscrew it a little at a time and make sure the pan is under the ramp and the back of the skid. catches the spills that roll back. when your done reach in with a paper towel and give it a wipe. filters should be snug but still hand tight
 

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I too come from the pasenger side, stick my wrench in with one hand and grap it with the other work it on the filter, crank a little, let it drain into a pan, once it slows down twist some more. Not to messy as the pan catches it all.

I use one of these
 

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and no oil gets anywhere where you can't wipe it out without taking skid off????
 

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I found that if I jack up the rear of the truck, the oil behaves as it runs down that little spillway and doesn't try and drip back onto the skid plate. So I reverse my X onto a set of ramps so the ass end is higher than the front when I do mine. Kinda weird when someone see's you with the back jacked up and you are working on the front, but it does the trick for me! :)
 

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I never really paid attention, but would lifting the rear up allow the oil pan to drain totally? Oil pans are usually desinged to drain while flat or at a slight incline in the front.
 

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I suck as much out as possible thru the dipstick, then drain the remaining off thru the drain plug.
 

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Hi - I'm brand new here and I've been reading some of the posts around oil and filter changes. I am just about to do my first oil change at 6 months. I was about to get the Amsoil XL when i saw the Amsoil SAE will work for a full year before needing another change (i put on fairly low mileage). What filters should i pair up with the Amsoil that will also last the year?
 

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Well, I must admit that I am one of those who has spent more time cleaning the mess than changing the filter.
I am researching the "remote filter" concept right now !

I must admit the jack up the rear concept sounds very good/promising !

Jim B
 

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