Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 16:21:33 -0500
From: Shane Almeida <almeida.spam.is.evilnospam.is.evil.mindless.com>
Subject: Re: Umm...where is my Oil Filter?


On 30 Apr 2005 20:37:18 -0500, SilverExpress wrote: > Anyhow, as a previous poster to this thread had already stated....it > is a cartridge type filter. There is an access oil cap/cover on the > driverside of the engine...canít miss it. It requires a 32mm socket, > and here is the kicker, it has to be a short one. Luckily, I found a > very similar socket for General Motors 2.2L Ecotech Engine at a local > parts store (Murrayís discount Auto Supply, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA). > Itís sized for 1.25" but thatís darn close enough. Pretty snug. You can get the filter cap off with a regular wrench too. I take the plastic cover off the engine and stick a regular adjustable wrench straight down to grab the cap. A couple twists with the wrench and it's loose enough to take out the rest of the way with my hand. It's not the best approach, but it works. That filter is in a really stupid place. I'm not a fan of the horizontal drain plug either.

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