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Mess Free DIY Oil filter change

I just accomplished my first oil change on my 09 Outlook - I've been reading up on issues and paid particular attention to the oil filter change with the oil leaking down onto the motor mount. I was concerned about this and thought I'd try a little improvising to prevent the oil spill, and wanted to share my success.

I used a cut out empty 1 qt oil bottle, a small funnel, and a tube attached to the funnel.

Placed the cut out bottle directly underneath the oil filter deflection plate - bottle top facing forward, and placed the funnel directly under the bottle opening. I placed a 12 inch hose on the end of the funnel to make sure the oil made it down to the drip pan (found out while looking at the pictures that it wasn't really necessary unless the wind is a concern).

I had NO oil escape my improvised oil "channel"

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post #2 of 121 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 06:39 AM
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Great pictures. Thanks very much.
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Great pic's and great thinking!

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Very nice idea. Thanks for the pics!

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Ingenious, Wingmn!!

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Great job!

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Re: Mess Free DIY Oil filter change

Great idea; just wondering how many trial and fit attempts did it take to make that exact cut on the oil container?

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How hard was it to keep the cut up oil bottle in place? Did you just wedge it in there?

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Re: Mess Free DIY Oil filter change

Once again I'm letting the ingenuity of other forum members capture my attention (or intention) to use their ideas.

Nice pics. You may want to apply for a patent and start milling out some kits for all the Lambda owners out there who are shade tree mechanics.

BTW, what's the weight rating on your jack? I see it's the 'short' style trolley jack. I am considering picking one up but am concerned about it sneaking under my Pontiac Pursuit (read: Cobalt). Obviously it wouldn't be an issue under the Outlook. The longer/lower pickup on other floor jacks tend to cost significantly more however. So I'm left wondering how effective this jack is for use on your car versus your Outlook.

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Re: Mess Free DIY Oil filter change

Acadia Aficionado: Actually I had that bottle pre cut to fit below the oil filter in my car - so no modification was necessary from my pre-cut oil bottle.

zman: thankfully once you wedge it directly underneath the metal deflector plate it doesn't move a whole lot - there is plenty of play to reposition it, but it doesn't fall out.

BigTallVandy: The weight rating on my jack is 3 ton. I've used on my 93 Saturn SL2 for years - so I use it for both my car and my Outlook. Full extension on the jack gives me plenty room for full extension on my jack stands, which gives me plenty of room under both vehicles to use my creeper.

Thanks everbody for the thanks I was really pleased with how well it went - just one precautionary note - I did notice under the metal deflector panel there is a wire plastic conduit running through there - so I'm sure that had something to do with the bottle staying put and having just the right amount of tension to stay in place. I might actually modify the bottom of the bottle a little more to make it more "round" to contour up beneath the metal deflector plate. Just a thought.

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