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Oil Filter

Hey does anybody know where the oil filter is located on the 4.0 in my 2004.
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oh man...i remember seein it...passenger side right by the tranny..if im not mistakin u can look inside the passenger fender wall if u move that plastic and its right there....climb up under the truck and if im not mistakin its right by the tranny on the passenger side
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Thanks but i found it rite after i started the thread.
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lol np..thats wat this site is for...
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I was gonna say, "Get under the damn thing and look for a white round thingy attached to the engine".
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I was gonna say, "Get under the damn thing and look for a white round thingy attached to the engine".

lol...cant miss it..

i got a friend that WORKED for Sears and he did oil changes and a car came in and he couldnt find the oil filter so he just drained it and topped him off and let it out like that..

u noticed i put worked in caps....and in bold...
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I was gonna say, "Get under the damn thing and look for a white round thingy attached to the engine".
if you cant find it maybe its ok to take it in
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Wow. Couldn't FIND the OIL FILTER? Geez. I found mine on the Skyline, and it's backwards, upside down, sideways and crooked. Man...
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I dont mean to hijack the thread, but does anybody know of an "elbow" or something to get the filter into a more workable position? The filter on my 02 is a %#$^@# to get off, I cant get my filter wrench on it.
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I either use the wernch with the adjustable metal band with a bendy handle, or just get a "gorilla grip" on it and grunt while you twist. Honestly, filters shouldn't be on THAT tight. I only put mine on hand tight, but I guess my hand tight is/could be tighter than others. I've seen them fail when put on too tightly.
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I dont mean to hijack the thread, but does anybody know of an "elbow" or something to get the filter into a more workable position? The filter on my 02 is a %#$^@# to get off, I cant get my filter wrench on it.
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Jab a LONG screw driver into it and twist....
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Jab a LONG screw driver into it and twist....
Yeah, you aren't re-using it anyway...leverage is you're friend!
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lol, the long screwdriver trick has been my friend for 25K miles now. Boy it makes a mess, tho . All I do is put it on hand tight, which isnt too tight for me. But, come oil change time, I cant get it off. I thought maybe there was an easier way.
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get a cap end wrench, then use an articulated socket
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what about one of those plastic wrench deals,we had one for my dads work winstar van, made the job 100% easier. oughta fit easier than a metal band wrench?
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I run the K&N filter and just put a 1" socket on and an extension. I am thinking about relocating it when I get my new engine ready to go in though.

You can get a relocation kit from amsoil...SoundPer4mance can hook you on that
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I use the end cap filter wrench a ratchet with a 3" extension.. comes off easy..
last time I couldnt find it so I just did my superman imitation and i got it off with a couple jerks. I normally put a little oil on the gasket when I put the filter on.
Tighten it down as hard as i (easily)can with hands and about 1/4 turn with the wrench after that.
A trick for the 4.0
Get a 2liter bottle cut it off about 2/3 the way up.
after the filter is loose but not leaking oil slip the 2liter bottle up completely over the filter Then loosen it by turning it with the 2 liter...
Oil will shoot into the 2 liter and you get 0 oil on the ground.. just a note..
after it drains the "pickup" part out of oil continue removing the filter
if you grip the 2 liter right it wont "splash" down into the bottom.
Then lower it slowly keeping in mind it will drain out for about another 20seconds before it goes dry(after the filter is off the engine)

I also have the fram "sure drain" I may replace it with a futamoto? valve instead though (faster)

Last 3 times i changed the oil i got a total 1 drop of oil on the driveway..
and 0 on myself. ok a bit on my finger from where i smeared the oil
on the new filter's seal

Edit: the thing about end cap wrenches if you have to get the one that fits
your filter.. there is a jagged one with about 100dents for the motorcraft..
or now that I'm using pure one.. its more like a 40sided hex with flats not jaggies.
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Do any of you sonic blue guys use the pure-one filter? The filter looks like it is painted the same as the truck.
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Yep, seen that one already

I don't run it on my truck, but I put it on my mom's jeep.
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I am a firm believer in OEM products. i dont like aftermarket oil filters. get a spring loaded filter tool not the solid one that resembles a bowl. it has adjustable spring loaded jaws that grab the filter at the bottom i use one everyday at work on every car i service. no problems
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i always use my oil filter pliers. a little expensive but theyve never let me down
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Motorcraft and Mobil 1 all the way, werd to your mothers.
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Motorcraft and Mobil 1 all the way, werd to your mothers.
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get a good pair of mechanics gloves and use your muscle . . and when you put it back on just habd tighten it as much as you can, ive done about 10 changes like this and no problems.
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