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Old 01-27-2019, 08:18 AM
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Just turn steering full lock for access. Not much mess
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:59 PM
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I frankly hadn't thought about going through the wheel well (side). What tool did you use to get the filter off and did it make a mess of things?
Me either. Might be worth a shot next time.

Also, I have always just used my hand to tighten the oil filter. Never had a problem.
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by wannawankel View Post
I frankly hadn't thought about going through the wheel well (side). What tool did you use to get the filter off and did it make a mess of things?
Yep. That's how I do it as well.
I use a pair of these I use a pair of these
to remove my filters, although I put them on hand-tight and can often remove them by hand (with much effort).

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Old 02-20-2019, 12:52 AM
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I'm using t4 15w-40 Rotella oil with a k&n filter with a size 1 lug but bolted to the top of it. And never have had any issues.
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The only issue with the T4 (Rotella 15W-40) is the amount of zinc ZDDP it contains. The (past history was) that T4 had higher levels of ZDDP to meet the Diesel requirements. ZDDP effectively binds to the cat and eventually wears it's ability to burn VOCs out. The you may or may not get the P-code and MIL (check engine light). I religiously use T4 in my motorcycles since they already need 10W40 conventional; my MCs do not have any catalytic converters. Does anyone have any oil testing on fresh T4 to confirm past data of higher ZDDP levels?
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