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#1: Oil filter changing irritation and fuel filter question.

Posted on 2006-07-17 22:20:24 by Some Dude

I have a 2002 FE XLT V8 and I am so remarkably pissed at myself for not
being able to easily change this oil filter. The filter wrench I have
can barely grip it and there are hoses in the way which make it
virtually impossible to unscrew. On top of that my last oil change was
in a shop and they tightened the hell out of the filter (normally I
hand screw it on tight so I don't have to go through this ordeal).
Anyhow, are there any tricks i'm missing here?

Also after doing all this work how do I get the service engine soon
light to shut up? Or will it shut up on its own after the car thinks
everything is ok?

I could just start yanking fuses I guess :)

Thanks!

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#2: Re: Oil filter changing irritation and fuel filter question.

Posted on 2006-07-17 23:36:33 by Mark Barrett

Some Dude &lt;<a href="mailto:fotoobscura&#64;gmail.com" target="_blank">fotoobscura&#64;gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt; I have a 2002 FE XLT V8 and I am so remarkably pissed at myself for not
&gt; being able to easily change this oil filter. The filter wrench I have
&gt; can barely grip it and there are hoses in the way which make it
&gt; virtually impossible to unscrew. On top of that my last oil change was
&gt; in a shop and they tightened the hell out of the filter (normally I
&gt; hand screw it on tight so I don't have to go through this ordeal).
&gt; Anyhow, are there any tricks i'm missing here?

Make sure you have an oil filter wrench that fits well. I prefer
the strap wrench but the plastic socket that fits over the end also
works. If you do your own oil changes you will get a quick feel on
how best to get the filter off. I've always thought my Explorer was
the easiest vehicle to change the oil on. Mine has over 245000 miles
and I've changed the oil every 3000 miles, ie. I've performed over 80
oil changes on this one vehicle. I've always liked that I don't have
to jack up the Explorer to gain access to the filter.
Mark

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#3: Re: Oil filter changing irritation and fuel filter question.

Posted on 2006-07-19 13:05:33 by u23835

Some Dude wrote:
&gt;I have a 2002 FE XLT V8 and I am so remarkably pissed at myself for not
&gt;being able to easily change this oil filter. The filter wrench I have
&gt;can barely grip it and there are hoses in the way which make it
&gt;virtually impossible to unscrew. On top of that my last oil change was
&gt;in a shop and they tightened the hell out of the filter (normally I
&gt;hand screw it on tight so I don't have to go through this ordeal).
&gt;Anyhow, are there any tricks i'm missing here?
&gt;
&gt;Also after doing all this work how do I get the service engine soon
&gt;light to shut up? Or will it shut up on its own after the car thinks
&gt;everything is ok?
&gt;
&gt;I could just start yanking fuses I guess :)
&gt;
&gt;Thanks!
you an american? if so I&quot;LL help

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