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Y'alls have any tricks for not making a mess when un screwing the filter and lowing it down to rest it on the trey? Seems like the last couple times once I unscrew it oil starts running down the filter and makes a little mess, and oil keeps driping from the filter housing... Nothing big but its enough that i have clean up after.
 

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stick an old tshirt in the hole to rest the filter on...use a cap off tool. suggest youtube...many videos out there.
 

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Let it sit for a couple hours before you you remove the filter.
This......can’t explain the process, but the engine actually seems to “siphon” some of the oil from the filter after a few hours.

If you’re removing it via the wheel well opening....a cap off tool would be best, as mentioned above.
 

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This......can’t explain the process, but the engine actually seems to “siphon” some of the oil from the filter after a few hours.

If you’re removing it via the wheel well opening....a cap off tool would be best, as mentioned above.
thanks. ill try letting it set.. I use the cap on the filter when pulling it out of the wheel well..
 

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Letting it set works well. I usually let it set overnight and drain it the next day. Never any issue.
 

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This......can’t explain the process, but the engine actually seems to “siphon” some of the oil from the filter after a few hours.

If you’re removing it via the wheel well opening....a cap off tool would be best, as mentioned above.
The oil cools off and contracts.
 

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Let it sit for a couple hours before you you remove the filter.
That's what I do. I get the engine up to temp and drain the oil. I let the truck sit for an hour or two before pulling the filter though and I'm able to drop it out without spilling any oil. There is normally about 3/8" of space at the top of the filter.
 

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I drain the oil for about an hour then change the filter nothing spills I also use the capoff tool to drag it through that little opening that they made to small.
 

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Once you get the filter loose, slide a gallon freezer bag over it and just loosen it until it drops into the bag.


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Is it worth relocating the filter in the new trucks that you can't drop straight out the bottom?
 

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Is it worth relocating the filter in the new trucks that you can't drop straight out the bottom?
No absolutely not. The filter is 100% perfectly fine right where it’s at. Don’t be a baby just use a grocery bag and change it like everyone else’s :p
 

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No absolutely not. The filter is 100% perfectly fine right where it’s at. Don’t be a baby just use a grocery bag and change it like everyone else’s :p
Um ok, if I ever get a new truck I'll try not to be a baby about getting my hands dirty. LOL
 
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Is it worth relocating the filter in the new trucks that you can't drop straight out the bottom?
I like the filter where it's at from the factory. Secured out of the way where it won't get ripped off by road debris.


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