Hello Friends, Just wanted to let you know I did my first ever oil change today. It was last done by the previous owner at the stealership. I could only get the filter off using pliers to crush two flat sides into the filter from the bottom.
My vehicle is missing the black plastic underbody protection thing with the cutout to reach up and change the filter. Do all cars come with that black plastic thing? the doug demuro youtube review of the 2015 mirage doesnt appear to have the black plastic underbody thing either.
Also, Ive noticed the Wix engine filters in comparison to OEM have a weird glue line running down the middle of both sides, should i be concerned about this being sucked into the engine? what purpose does the glue serve?
On a side note, apparently the stealership forgot to install a cabin air filter into the vehicle and it had no coolant in it when i bought it(used). (this car has no low coolant light). Which is why my heat wasn't working when i bought the car.(this passed the rigorous complementary multi point inspection that comes with the oil change)
Since there's no way of knowing if the cars leaking oil without popping the hood(who does that?), as Fummins would say: Im now waiting for the filter to fall off when im on the highway.