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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Oil filter relocation kit & oil drain

Changing the oil and filter on my Wife's Ford Explorer is a piece of cake. No need to put the thing on a jack. I slide right under, few mins later DONE.

What do you folks think about relocating the oil filter to a location somewhere in the engine compartment that can be more easily accessed? On the same note [being lazy]: JCWhitney used to [might still] offer a device that sucks the spent oil out of the dipstick line.

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opening the drainplug gets rid of any thick oils or sludge that builds up in the engine, because it is on the bottom of the pan, were all that crap sits. I would NEVER just suck the oil out of the dipstick tube.

relocating the oil filter is a cool idea tho.. but I would never do it, because the top half of the engine (lifters) need oil ASAP after sitting for awhile.. and the relocation kit is just that much more distance....
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do it the right way , don't introduce any more possible oil leaks by adding rubber hoses and 15 clamps along the way.

or buy a firebird , then change oil on that for a while... and then you'll LOVE your car lol

if you're going to do it anyway , then use braided lines with AN fittings and make sure to route everything away from sharp edges and heat.
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oh and for the love of god , Please don't ever buy anything from jcwhitney unless you own a 1975 truck , like playing guitar and your dog just died
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www.perma-cool.com

I've been using them for years on trucks and am considering one for the 'Trep next spring. I figure adding a full quart of oil capacity as well as the ability to use a set of slip-on radiator fins on the oil filter is well worth the 'trouble' of installation.

A kit for a 'Trep should cost less than $100- and would be a nifty addition to any car that enters in meets.
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I was thinking about getting one of these which would allow me to add a oil cooler unit into the path of the oil being that my 2.7 doesn't have a cooler. This unit would also let me have a oil pressure sensor too, a win win situation and worth the extra worry of the hoses going out, just my opinion.
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Thanks for the information.

Forget the Sandwich type, I'm going remote w/accessory cooler!

http://www.perma-cool.com/Catalog/Cat_page07.html

How do I evacuate the spent oil w/o jacking off, I mean up?
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I find the Intrepid oil change to be simple. The drain and filter are perfectly reachable laying down in front of the car. It takes minutes
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