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Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 18:20:30 -0400
From: P K <>
Subject: Can oil filter be removed without draining oil? Was: Too much oil in the block?

In article <>, P K <> wrote: > Hi, > I recently noticed some oil drops below my '86 900 (8v) manual hatch. > This is unusual since after the initial drips after an oil change, I > have never seen any further oil. I looked at the dip stick and noticed > the level was over an inch above the MAX indicator. Is this ok? Could > it be the reason for the drips? > THanks > --Paul 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. Thanks --Paul

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