KJ 3.7 Litre Engine Oil Filter

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  1. Mad Max

    Mad Max New Member

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    This may seem like a stupid question but I'm not as flexible as I used to be. Can anyone tell me the best way to access the oil filter on a 2005 six cylinder engine? I've tried from above and from below but can't get my arm into a suitable position to apply enough leverage.
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum.
    My jeep is lifted so I can get under there easily.
    Loosening the filter with a firm fitting plastic end cap filter tool, using socket and ratchet makes it easier.
    K&N filters have a 1 inch nut on them.
    Once loosened a bit, the oil drains down with a groove or mounted plastic drip channel .
    I then use a larger plastic zip lock bag to drop the filter into, and remove from above.
    I also cover the steering rack bushing with gorilla tape ensuring no oil gets onto the rack bushing.
    I often borrow my friends lift, that sure makes the job easier.
     
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    I go from above. My '05 is up on metal ramps, so I stand on one of my concrete blocks or plastic ramp to give myself some room and use oil filter pliers to get it loose, then spin off by hand.
     
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    From the bottom as stated above. I found it far easier after trimming off the bottom of the bumper.
     
  5. Mad Max

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    Thanks Guys. Perhaps it's more difficult on a right hand drive model. I found a couple of items on U Tube, suggesting to remove the radiator fan and cowling. That certainly did the trick but seems an awful load of hassle just to change the oil filter so I've cut a recess in the bottom of the cowling so it can be removed with the fan still in place next time.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Should not have to remove fan or any of that, I can just reach up in on any of mine to get to filter