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    Easiest way to get to the filter for me is from the top. Stand over the passenger side fender and reach down with your right hand between the front of the engine and the radiator.

    Of course, I don't have big hands or arms. Agree about the factory filter...like it was torqued down by Zeus himself!

    Don't worry about splashing oil on the top of the underbody cover. Mitsubishi provides a convenient little spout underneath the oil filter housing to keep oil from going everywhere.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Easiest way to get to the filter for me is from the top.
    Stand over the passenger side fender and reach down with your right hand between the front of the engine and the radiator.
    That's what I do.

    If you oil the filter gasket and install the filter by hand, you should be able to remove it by hand in most cases.

    I only needed a filter wrench to remove the original oil filter.

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    2 hours to change the oil?? Probably should bring it in to a pro next time honestly. Having the right tool for most anything that comes up is a part of working on your own cars.



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