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Thread: How the bleedin heck do you change oil filters?

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    How the bleedin heck do you change oil filters?

    Changing the oil filters on a 4.2 diesel has to be the dirtiest bleedin job I have ever done on a vehicle.
    There has to be a way to stop oil running all over the side of the engine, starter, diff etc.
    Not to mention the driveway.
    I put down a sheet of plastic this time, wiped most of it up then degreased the motor before washing it all off.
    What a PITA.
    Any ideas how to do it would be appreciated as I am making a dogs breakfast of it.
    Even thought of letting a mechanic do it, just got to make sure the oil and filters are what I want used though.
    Thanks in advance
    Macca
    Last edited by macca; 23rd June 2011 at 06:18 PM.

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    my oil filter is on the rhs and i put a ramp or jack under the LHS so when i take the filter off it misses the block but always remove sump plug and drain majoity of the oil first

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    Mate its pretty much the same deal with the TB42's & all I can tell ya is, I try to get it on as quick as I can but some spillage is imminent...lol

    Sorry but thats al I have for ya..... Might keep an eye on this one to pick up some tips myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca View Post
    Even thought of letting a mechanic do it, just got to make sure the oil and filters are what I want used though.
    Thanks in advance
    Macca
    Any decent mechanic will put what you want in there as long as you are prepared to pay for the items. Either that or purchase the bits you want and provide them at the time of the service and ask to see them installed.

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    all I know is, you need arms like Mr Tickle (from the Mr Men) to change the oil filter on a TB42E !!!!!!! hahahaha


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    Just put a plastic shopping bag over the oil filter after you get it loose first so once its starts to drip oil the bag collects it.
    Works on my TB45

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    Im usually more worried about the mud thats caked around the filters!

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    Yep I tried the rags with some success but dont have Mr Tickle arms which makes it difficult.
    Like the plastic bag idea combined with raising the left side.
    Got to do another 5000klm to try these ideas but they do have alot of merit, thanks guys.
    Keep em coming
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    i cheat these days .....i give the bus to a mechanic hahahah
    no mess in the drive way now , still got stains on it though from past efforts
    HELL NO !!!!!!

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    yeah---i just got my bus serviced(oil and filters)---cost $300 !!!!-sheet--i might be tryin that plastic bag/ ramp scenario next time!!!lol
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