Oil Filter Location

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Oil Filter Location

Postby BayouBengal » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Why does GM insist upon locating the f()*&*&*^$%$%$&*&(*ing oil filter on the bottom of the engine where it cannot be removed without getting f*#@$$%%&^*ing oil all over the place. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Oil Filter Location

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:11 pm


I agree! I had one GM that you had to reach through the suspension to get to the filter. Then the oil ran down your arm. My mother had one that I had to almost take the front end apart to change the battery. It took 3 special tools to change a headlight on an old girlfriends car, mine took a screwdriver and a bent coat hanger. I have fords now.

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Re: Oil Filter Location

Postby NAMEngJS » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:24 am

Understand completely! My Acadia has the oil filter on the front of the engine behind the radiator at some weird angle. always have oil everywhere. As an engineer I curse the j@ck@$$ engineer who thought that was an appropriate spot. :twisted:
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Re: Oil Filter Location

Postby vupilot » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:08 pm

I have both a chevy and a ford in my garage so I cant really throw stones but this seems fitting here. ...


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Re: Oil Filter Location

Postby hoodman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:38 pm

Isn't it possible to remote mount the oil filter? Ford is not immune, my wife's old Focus had the filter up between the engine and firewall.

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