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I read the DIY, bought the Mobile 1, filter, and a nice top sider extractor. Popped the hood and found that my engine is not the same as in the DIY. Now I do my own brakes and rotors and some other simple jobs but for the life of me, I can't find the oil filter. Where is it hiding and how do I get at it? Thanks!!!
 

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I read the DIY, bought the Mobile 1, filter, and a nice top sider extractor. Popped the hood and found that my engine is not the same as in the DIY. Now I do my own brakes and rotors and some other simple jobs but for the life of me, I can't find the oil filter. Where is it hiding and how do I get at it? Thanks!!!
There's 2 plastic covers held on with metal clips on the top of the engine.
Pull the one closest to you, you'll find the OF and the power steering reservoir.
Invest in a decent OF wrench, the dealer can sell you one, or find one online.
 

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check the sticky topic on top about DIY oil change, for 230 and you will find the answer to your question.
 

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What they said, and I would like to comment on the oil filter wrench. Definitely need to find one of the socket types, because there is no room for any of the other tools, such as strap type... I got mine at Autozone, and it wasn't a perfect fit. Had to put a rag on the filter first, and hammer the socket on a little. So, I would recommend dealership tool. You should do a convensional drain plug method, instead of the extractor. Vehicle has 7.4lt of oil... With drain plug method you add exactly 7lt, and it will be nearly full. Make sure to use Mobil1 0w40, and the fleece filter.
 

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What they said, and I would like to comment on the oil filter wrench. Definitely need to find one of the socket types, because there is no room for any of the other tools, such as strap type... I got mine at Autozone, and it wasn't a perfect fit. Had to put a rag on the filter first, and hammer the socket on a little. So, I would recommend dealership tool. You should do a convensional drain plug method, instead of the extractor. Vehicle has 7.4lt of oil... With drain plug method you add exactly 7lt, and it will be nearly full. Make sure to use Mobil1 0w40, and the fleece filter.
Hammer bad! Right tool, goooood.
 

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Hammer bad! Right tool, goooood.
Actually it worked out really good. Quick fix to get the filter cap off, and back on. A hammer isn't always bad... :) Need to buy the OEM tool now that I'll be changing the oil myself. Wal-mart TLE got rid of their $14.99 value package where you can supply them the oil and filter. Now there is only the economy package for $30...
 

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I found the filter on my own. I suspected that it might be front top but I coudn't find any clips or screws for the engine cover and was reluctant to just pull on them. I bought a 75mm wrench and it didn't fit. I also bought the next size up, 80mm and of course that was too big. Got 6.5l out with the topsider. I'm not up to getting under the car anymore so this is as good as its going to get!
 

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I use a drill powered pump. Empties the sump in about 5 minutes.
I bought a wrench socket that was recommended on a forum
The thing broke, and got stuck on the filter holder.
It was quite a PIA.

Now I have one of the universal mb filter wrenches that
has the 2 bolts on the top, and you can put them on the side to
get it loose, then pull them off and put them back on top.
 
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