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Old 10-25-2006, 03:23 PM
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it's a pain, but I've been getting the K&N oil filters for one reason... the 1" hex head on them, it's really easy with those, no slipping filter wrenches!

Next time I change my oil, I'm just going to remove the skid plate to make it a little easier with less scratches on my arm.
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:27 PM
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I changed my oil for the first time a couple of weeks ago.

I don't know why people make it sound so horrible to replace the oil filter and getting oil everyplace. I found it one of the easiest filters to replace and changing the oil wasn't messy for me. (Not unlike my Nissan P/U which was a PITA to change and messy too.)

I removed the entire access panel, not just the small access panel for the drain plug, and used a socket type oil filter wrench with an extension to slowly loosen the filter until I could see it drip. I let it slowly drip for a few minutes and then took it off with the wrench. I then put the new filter on. Then I drained the oil pan. The only area which had spilled oil on it was the built-in oil drainer underneath the oil filter; and it was minimal. Hardly even got my hands dirty.

I probably had more of a problem putting the filter on hand tight because my hands were too big to come in through the access panel. Using tblazed's trick, I had my wheels turned to the right and came in through the right front wheel well/front fender and was able to install and tighten the oil filter.

Piece of cake.
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I don't know why people make it sound so horrible to replace the oil filter and getting oil everyplace. I found it one of the easiest filters to replace and changing the oil wasn't messy for me. (Not unlike my Nissan P/U which was a PITA to change and messy too.)
Amen to that. I've had a cpl of nissans. Talk about a royal PITA of an oil change! The 4.2L trailvoys are gravy train compared to those.

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Oil filter and drain plug location

The 1st time, I changed mine I had a little mess, I always punch a hole in the bottom with a hammer and center punch to let them drain,the last time, I used the gallon freezer bag like, BigJohn AZ said, and had no mess what so ever, and I also take the big plate off, gives you more working room and it,s only 4 bolts.
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Amen to that. I've had a cpl of nissans. Talk about a royal PITA of an oil change! The 4.2L trailvoys are gravy train compared to those.

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Definately not neccesary to be on ramps, but for us old geezers it's sure a lot easier.
I'm no spring chicken but I can still slide under the truck.

If I was doing more than just the oil under there I would use the ramps.
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Next time I change my oil, I'm just going to remove the skid plate to make it a little easier with less scratches on my arm.
I just did it (and this is my FIRST post here, too). It looks deceptive under there since the rear of the oilpan is visible, but there is no drain plug back there.

Definitely take off the skid plate by removing the 4 outer bolts with a 13mm socket. (No need to undo the smaller access panel's two bolts)

Once the oil is drained from the engine (13mm socket), I put the bolt back in and moved the pan under the filter. I loosened the filter until oil started to come out and let it drain while I changed out the air filter and filled the washer fluid.

If the skid plate is removed, none of the oil that dripped from the filter will hit the car - only the oil pan. The filter can be maneuvered down without spilling any of it - and voila! All the messy work is done.

Thanks for the info in this post. It really helped!

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Wonder if they changed the drain plug from my 02 to yours? Just changed my oil yesterday and the oil pan drain plug is a 15mm. I don't remove the skid plate.. I just drop the access door and go to it...

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Noticed my oil consumption appeared to have been nearly 3.5 qts in 10k miles... Only had about 3.5 come out of the pan.. Damnit... No smoking, no dripping.. no sign of leaking anywhere... nothing under the truck (as blowby)... I think it may be time for a ring job... which means this will become someone elses headache.. more than likely...

Gonna keep an eye on it for now and see what happens...
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Wonder if they changed the drain plug from my 02 to yours? Just changed my oil yesterday and the oil pan drain plug is a 15mm. I don't remove the skid plate.. I just drop the access door and go to it...

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Noticed my oil consumption appeared to have been nearly 3.5 qts in 10k miles... Only had about 3.5 come out of the pan.. Damnit... No smoking, no dripping.. no sign of leaking anywhere... nothing under the truck (as blowby)... I think it may be time for a ring job... which means this will become someone elses headache.. more than likely...

Gonna keep an eye on it for now and see what happens...
Why? 3.5 quarts in 10K isn't that bad. That's about a quart every 3K miles give or take. GM would tell you 1 quart in 1,000 is okay. (Didn't say I'd agree with them).
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Why? 3.5 quarts in 10K isn't that bad. That's about a quart every 3K miles give or take. GM would tell you 1 quart in 1,000 is okay. (Didn't say I'd agree with them).
And being 3.5 qts. low....Maybe checking more often is in order. There was at least one TV'er on here who lost a motor to no oil. And IIRC he never got a low oil light.
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