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Old 10-05-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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Question Do i really need a special tool for Oil filter change?

Hi, thinking of doing oil change and was wondering before i take out the filter do i need a special tool to get the filter out? And adding a oil addative like Slick 50 or prolong to protect engine is ok? thxs . Oh and one more thing i was putting the top into server mode for engine to check air filter my first time doing it and noticed while i try to align the top angle to get at the engine lid a thick cable looking wire that looked like i was cut in half sticking straight out on the out side just under the leftside rear window in the open where the all the top would folds into that area when down.Its looks like a cable wire because all the little wires are silver like a cable. Any idea what this could be and maybe y it is cut off from some place that conects to the truck area or down into engine area?

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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Don't use Slick 50 or any oil additive. Use Mobil One 0W40.
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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Hi, thinking of doing oil change and was wondering before i take out the filter do i need a special tool to get the filter out? And adding a oil addative like Slick 50 or prolong to protect engine is ok? thxs . Oh and one more thing i was putting the top into server mode for engine to check air filter my first time doing it and noticed while i try to align the top angle to get at the engine lid a thick cable looking wire that looked like i was cut in half sticking straight out on the out side just under the leftside rear window in the open where the all the top would folds into that area when down.Its looks like a cable wire because all the little wires are silver like a cable. Any idea what this could be and maybe y it is cut off from some place that conects to the truck area or down into engine area?
I highly recommend using the "special tool". It makes the oil change easy and you can usually find it at just about any auto parts store. Do a search for the tool to get the right dimensions and you'll be fine. I think mine cost me $6 at Advance Auto. It also allows you to torque it properly.

No need to use additives. Just use 0W40 Mobil 1 full synthetic.
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:45 PM   #4
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thxs for help. Any local major tool car shop store will have?Is it a spiecal type rench i well be asking for?

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