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Does the 4 cylinder Ecotech require a "special" socket wrench to access the oil filter cartridge?
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vbgunltd said:
Does the 4 cylinder Ecotech require a "special" socket wrench to access the oil filter cartridge?
Thanks.
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Its recommended to get....Most autoparts store would have one available.
 

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Yes, most automotive stores have the socket you need to change the oil filter. They run between $12.00 and $20.00. Just tell them that you have the 4I 2010 Ecotech engine. You could call ahead to make sure they have it. I found that using the special socket with a 3/8" swivel drive with extension makes the job a lot easier.
 

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ccharlie said:
:) I just ordered the Lisle 14700 1 1/4" shallow for $6.94 from Amazon.
That's what I'm using. Perfect fit, and the Amazon price is right. I even got the filters on amazon.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Get the Leslie socket so you don't strip the cap. The Leslie socket is cheaper than buying a 1 1/4 socket at Sears
 
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