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Old 08-13-2010, 07:04 AM   #1
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Pull off oil filter?

During my last oil change, I found some suspicious fiber like material in my filter canister. Changed the oil and filter and now want to revisit the filter to see is any more has deposited in the canister.

Is it possible to remove the filter/canister without draining all 9 quarts? Does anyone have experience doing this? I can do a complete oil change but would prefer to only replace the quart that I may lose if I pull the filter.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:07 AM   #2
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yes

yes, simply remove the filter and only the oil in the filter will drain out you don't need to drain the entire oil. I did this when my oil was overfilled and I needed to pull out 1/2 quart.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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During my last oil change, I found some suspicious fiber like material in my filter canister. Changed the oil and filter and now want to revisit the filter to see is any more has deposited in the canister.

Is it possible to remove the filter/canister without draining all 9 quarts? Does anyone have experience doing this? I can do a complete oil change but would prefer to only replace the quart that I may lose if I pull the filter.
It is probably the crappy OEM filter falling apart, not uncommon. If you pull the filter, it needs to be replaced with a new one, preferably a Wix/NAPA Gold 57211, which is a Hell of a lot better made, and cheaper:

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