Does the 4 cylinder Ecotech require a "special" socket wrench to access the oil filter cartridge?
lol, that is funny only because I did it with my wifes 09 Malibu as well. Same basic engine with the filter in the same spot. Doh.TerryG said:And once you have the special socket dont spend a lot of time on your back trying to find the filter like I did. Look from the top down to find it hiding.
Get the Leslie socket so you don't strip the cap. The Leslie socket is cheaper than buying a 1 1/4 socket at SearsOhmsford said:I had no problem taking it off with a set of vice grips. Other then its poor placement with terrible room for any leverage, the vice grips worked just fine. I imagine using a ratchet and socket would have the same space restrictions, but I will admit it would have saved me a few curses and minutes.