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. . . Do those of you who go through the fenderwell pull the right front wheel? . . .
I always rotate the tires when I change the oil. Much easier access to the filter with the wheel removed.

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I should because I rotate the tires at the sametime. However with 4X4 it is not an issue reaching the filter.

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I haven't done an oil change on my new truck yet, (2012)
Is this oil filter harder to get to than my old 2006 5.9L ?

Usually on the old truck I'd loosen the filter from underneath using a oil filter wrench.
The wrench usually slides between the frame rail and fender liner.

Once its loose I just take it off by hand and pull it straight down so oil doesn't spill out.


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There's another reason for getting the tool to cap the filter when going through the wheelwell hole. The t-handle makes pulling the filter out through the tight hole in amongst the hard lines a piece of cake... rather than trying to keep an oily grip on it with fingertips.
Exactly. Mine has an eye bolt. Stick your finger through it and pull through without spilling a drop. Way too easy.

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Do those of you who go through the fenderwell pull the right front wheel? I find that my lift/tire combination is just right to look like there's enough room when there really isn't...
Sometimes I jack it up from the passenger side, on the frame rail. Lifts the chassis up, drops the wheel assembly down giving you tons of room to get in there.

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I haven't done an oil change on my new truck yet, (2012)
Is this oil filter harder to get to than my old 2006 5.9L ?

Usually on the old truck I'd loosen the filter from underneath using a oil filter wrench.
The wrench usually slides between the frame rail and fender liner.

Once its loose I just take it off by hand and pull it straight down so oil doesn't spill out.
The year the HD frame changed to radius arms in front and coil springs in the back ( for 2500s ) .... MY 2013? ....it became impossible to get to the filter from underneath. You can't even see it. There's an access port in the right fenderwell barely big enough to reach through, and access above with airbox removal/disassembly only.

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Sometimes I jack it up from the passenger side, on the frame rail. Lifts the chassis up, drops the wheel assembly down giving you tons of room to get in there.
I should've thought of that. That should save me pulling the right front wheel... and the subsequent four or five re-torques of the flat dually wheel washer lug nuts....

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I haven't done an oil change on my new truck yet, (2012)
Is this oil filter harder to get to than my old 2006 5.9L ?

Usually on the old truck I'd loosen the filter from underneath using a oil filter wrench.
The wrench usually slides between the frame rail and fender liner.

Once its loose I just take it off by hand and pull it straight down so oil doesn't spill out.
2012 trucks are a totally different animal, their frames still allowed filter access from the bottom.

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