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post #1 of 14 Old 07-01-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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How to change oil filter with out a mess?

Does anybody have any tricks to change oil filter on 06 LJ without getting oil on side motor and starter. I am ready to buy a remote filter and mount it the right way. Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-01-2010, 06:25 PM
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It's a challenge, I just put some rags down to catch what I can to keep it off the starter..

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just think of it as rust prevention for the cat pipe, upper control arm bolt, engine block and starter.


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I have had luck with a piece of cardboard bent into a 90 degree just long enough to clear the starter. Just break the filter loose with your wrench or both hands and then stick the cardboard up against the block under the filter and unscrew the filter. The cardboard is usually quite oil soaked but it usually helps keep the oil going all in one place. Wax coated might work better never tried it. Your mileage may vary. best of luck .


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just think of it as rust prevention for the cat pipe, upper control arm bolt, engine block and starter.
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Take an old rag and hold it under the filter as you turn the filter to remove it. It will catch most all of the draining oil. I just changed my oil a few hours ago, this worked pretty good, secret is to use a rag that will allow the oil to get sucked into the material. I used an old cloth diaper.
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Thanks for the replys.
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-01-2010, 07:52 PM
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I've tried several things with similar results.

Wrap oil filter in an old sock while removing. Helps to catch oil and also helps with the heat.

Hold rags under filter against block while removing.

Punch hole in the lower corner of filter, and one in the center to act as a vent, and drain filter before attempting to remove.

All work pretty well but it's a messy job if your not careful.

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If you choose to go the punch a hole in the filter as a vent route....make sure you loosen the filter a little bit. Not enough to allow it to leak, but enough to know it is not stuck in place. Nothing worse than having drained the oil, having punched a hole in the filter and then not be able to get the filter off....that sucks big time....don't ask me how I know, please.
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Just use brake clean when you are done to clean up the mess. Put your oil catcher, whatever it is, under the filter and spray it off. It will clean everything and you will be good.

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Put a plastic bag over the filter, like the bag the new filter came in. Keep it over the filter as much as possible and almost all the oil goes into it. Just make sure the bag doesn't have holes in it.

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x2 on the brake clean. no sense in wasting time and making a bigger mess of yourself than your rig
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i just finished changing my oil and i warped the rag around the filter...but that bag trick sounds like a good idea, gonna try it next 3,000 mi, or 3 months which ever comes 1st
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