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How long would you leave an oil filter on the car, not the oil, just the filter? Thinking to give engine an oil change(10k) but leave filter as such a pain in the arse to change..and a pain in the arm as well!

 

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the oil filter is so relatively cheap compared to the oil and the potential for going clogged up with gunge that I would surmise oil filters are changed with the oil each and every time

mine is for sure, always has been on all of my cars

Malc

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Can't imagine changing the oil and not changing the oil filter but then again some do,not something I would personally do,always change both together 👍

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Yeah, I know what you mean, price of the filter isn't an issue, I normally use the K&N which varies between £10 and £15 (not the cheap Fran rubbish) just not a nice job to change the filter, always go in from the top but is like a bloody rubix cube to get old one out and new one back in! Not to mention bruises on right arm. I have left the filter on before, so oil and filter change then after 10k just change oil, then after another 10k change both.

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2 minutes ago, lexus22 said:

so oil and filter change then after 10k just change oil, then after another 10k change both.

20k miles for a oil filter seems a bit long in the tooth ......  isn't there a simple tool to help with it's removal maybe

Malc

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No, it's where it is, hidden down the right side of the engine, just a sod to get too!

Dunno if 20k on a decent oil filter is okay or not tbh.

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I bought my wife a new Peugeot 207 back in 2007 and it was supplied with a service book with service intervals of 12mths/10,000 miles but all the sales brochures and sales bumph stated ' 2 year (20k) Servicing intervals!  So when I questioned this I said have they changed something on the car to warrant the change from 20k down to 10 k but the answer was that the Dealers were loosing out on the longer service intervals and it was better for the longevity of your car! Point 2 I agree with but point one is incredulous!

Note if the oil filter gets so clogged up it restricts the flow of oil through it then there is a spring loaded by-pass route that will allow the (now unfiltered) oil to continue to flow, not ideal but better than no flow at all!

paul m.

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18 hours ago, Malc said:

20k miles for a oil filter seems a bit long in the tooth ......  isn't there a simple tool to help with it's removal maybe

Malc

 

18 hours ago, lexus22 said:

No, it's where it is, hidden down the right side of the engine, just a sod to get too!

Dunno if 20k on a decent oil filter is okay or not tbh.

Yes, perfect position in theory but a bit tight in an IS. Also a bit fiddly to do without spilling oil everywhere. Whole procedure is best to do with a clear bag over the filter.

Buy a GS with the 2JZ, a bit more room :biggrin: But as others have said, I'd change it.

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Yep, those poor dealers!!

Have ordered another K&N, just didn't want to do it.. lazy.

Hmm, just added up how much I have spent on the Lex these last few weeks..mad? probably.

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