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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

Want to do my own oil change on buddies lift.. is that the oil filter under the hood in front of motor? Anyone know?? THX!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 07:17 PM
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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

Yup. It uses a special shallow socket as well.

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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

You don't need a special socket. Any shallow 1 1/4" socket should do it. that's all I ever use. If you do it yourself make sure that you remove the filter cover and filter while you have the drain plug out. If you don't and remove the filter after you'll leave about 1/2-3/4 liters of dirty oil behind. if you don't remove the cover it creates a vaccuum and holds oil there until you remove it and then it drains into the base. I always remove the cover and filter before I remove the drainplug.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 12:34 PM
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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

OK, I havent been under the Nox yet so I have to ask about the socket you guys mentioned. Does it have to be shallow? I have a 1 1/4" deep socket for my impact wrench. It 3" overall in length. Will this work or do I need to make another purchase? Thanks.

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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

Nope, wont work. It has to be really shallow to fit under the intake runners. If it isnt it will hit them and you wont get the socket square on the oil filter cap.

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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

I went to the auto store and ask about a shallow 1 1/4" socket which they had. As I was about to pay for it they ask what I was using it for and I told them. They said I should get the special very short socket which they said was made just for that purpose. Do I? Dont I? Well I bit the bullit and spent the EXTRA $7 for the small one. I will kick myself if I find that a standard short wall socket for $5 would have done it.

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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

Interesting. I have never replaced a 'cartridge' type oil filter. Any specific/unique advice before I go taking things apart?

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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

Don't mean to be stupid , but just where is the filter on the engine?
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Re: Oil change where is the filter on 2.4L ???

when you open the hood and look at the angine it will be on the front right hand side. You'll see the black cover with the 1 1/4 nut on the top. Just remember to always remove the cover and filter before you drain your oil that way you'll get the oil that is up in your filter housing and passages out when you drain it..

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