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Old 03-01-2010
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Yeah, I'm with you on that Robert, and a few others. I like to start up the engine and let it run for a good 2-3 minutes. just enough friction to warm up the engine but not much else. and I've never had a problem with the oil filter, just snug it up and forget about it.
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Use an oil filter adjustable wrench. They are ten times easier to use then the plastic or metal things.

I always change my oil hot. Pull the plug and let the oil drain for a while until most is cleared out. Remove the oil filter then put the new one in (which is easy for us lifted 3.0 members)
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Is it metal? I dont want to waste the money on another plastic one...Also...when laying down looking up at it, you turn it to the left right? because this ****er wont budge and i dont wanna risk shredding it or I woulda just jabbed a screwdriver in it and got it off.
Yes they are metal. And yes turn to the left unless otherwise noted on a vehicle period. Lefty loosey, righty tighty.
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I'm not feeling like reading 3 pages of this, but "HOT" should be "WARM". No one changes it HOT.

I think the majority of people change their oil while it's warm. Just much better to flow and empty out.
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i change mine as hot as it gets... i'll deal with the burns...
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Warm, not so hot its scalding!
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warm. not hot, not cold. just warm.
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CHANGING OIL WHEN IT'S WARM FTW!!!
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Old 03-04-2010
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I normally let it cool down 15 minutes after I go to the store so I guess warm. I'm about to get one of those oil plug drain valves so no more playing don't drop the drain plug in the old oil game!
Being there! lol

I attached a pic of the wrench I have, but that I've never used since I remove the filter by hand.

Also, here mechanics just nail a screwdriver thru the filter and use the screwdriver as a lever to remove the filter.
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