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post #6 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by bobdod04 View Post
Originally Posted by jparrott View Post
Just did my first oil change on the weekend as well. The oil filter was ridiculously tight, and the oil dripped down the oil pan to the back of the skid (aero?) plate leaving a huge mess. Otherwise pretty straight forward on these cars. Havent noticed much of a difference with the penzoil ultra platinum but it seems to be good stuff.
To keep it from becoming a mess, stick a bit of crumpled paper towels between the oil pan and the plastic belly plate at the back of the oil pan. When the oil runs down the pan, the paper towels will catch it. Makes the job clean and easy.
From YouTube videos I saw, the trick that seems to help with the filter mess is to loosen the filter just to the point that oil starts to leak. It tends to run straight down the filter and drop through the belly plate filter access hole with out getting much on the topside of the plate. Just grab a beer and wait a couple minutes until the dripping stops. Then remove the filter keeping it up right and level as you drop it down through the access hole.
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