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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 10:12:55 +0100
From: Sleeker GT Phwoar <>
Subject: Re: Can oil filter be removed without draining oil? Was: Too much oil in the block?

In article <>, says... > Well I had the car back to the service station and the mechanic > drained the oil and re-filled with exactly 4 quarts. The dip > sticj still showed about an inch over the MAX line. They had > no advice for me. I thought maybe sludge in the pan. Then I > thought a clogged filter. So to thest the latter I want to > replace the oil filter. But can I do it without draining the oil? > It is high up on the block, I'd like to try it before dropping > the pan or some other investigation. > You will never get all the old oil out. Best thing is to to drain, gradually add oil until it shows max on the stick after being allowed to settle for a minute or two. Once it shows max, run it for a few minutes and then check level after the filter and oil ways have filled. Let it drain back for 5 minutes, check the level again, add if needed. Never go with adding a set ammount of oil, because that is what the book says the capacity is. It will usually list several quantities, dry fill (new, never filled engine), drain and fill, and drain and fill with filter. usually even then it will be slightly over what you need. -- "Sorry Sir, the meatballs are Orf" The poster formerly known as Skodapilot.

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