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Old 10-10-2018, 05:15 AM   #1
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Found this on rock auto anybody have any experience with this

Changing the oil filter on this little 2 Wheel Dr. seems to be kind of a pain in the ass the owner of the pick up before me when ahead and cut the plastic flap under the passenger tire in half so he can have access to it
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:23 AM   #2
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I have heard of it on V6 trucks and Pathfinders but not on a 4 banger. If you're having trouble getting the filter to unscrew I find that one of those cup or 3-jaw style oil filter wrenches and a long flex head ratchet works well for getting it loose. Both can be had at harbor freight for cheap. I usually just get the filter from up top.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:40 AM   #3
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I change the 2WD KA oil filter through the pass front tire well no prob. Peel back the liner and the filter is right there. Cap wrench on an extension and it comes right off, just takes a little finagling the oily can to fish it out.



I do vacuum extraction too, so no need to get under the truck at all.
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https://www.harborfreight.com/2-inch...nch-36778.html

Use those and get it from the bottom. I change my oil in around 10 minutes total time
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Be careful with remote oil filter setups. Deerhurst did one on his old VG30i, and he was pretty sure it was the cause of his engine losing oil pressure and dying.

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Use those and get it from the bottom. I change my oil in around 10 minutes total time
I've got one like that, and yeah - it works great on several different sizes (Altima, D21, Harley, & tractors).
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Another former user of a remote mounted oil filter on a VG30i here - it did cause the oil pressure to be lower, but my biggest problem was leaking. The thing just leaked everywhere after about a year.
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the oil filter on the KA engine is a piece of cake, as long as it wasnt put on by Thor or hercules. the way we changed them back in the day was sliding your left arm down in front of the radiator and reaching around behind the alternator. if the engine is hot, use a burn sleeve. the lower rad hose will cook your forearm. i changed so many of them in 15 years i can do it with my eyes closed.


but on the auto trans trucks and the 4x4 auto trucks, going through the right front fender flap is much easier. the trans lines run along the frame and make sliding your arm in from the front a huge pain.
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I never had oil pressure issues before or after but during I has serious issues. It would pull rubber lines flat like a clogged artery. Like JP said, I'm sure it contributed heavily to the eventual failure of my motor. Braided lines might be OK but the rubbers are not.
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You need real steel reinforced hydraulic lines for those. Also the setup adds volume to rhe system which is good, problem lies in the oil pump ability to pump it.
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Those remote filter kits should always have “AN”aircraft fittings.
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