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Old 11-14-2009, 12:57 PM   #8
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Default Re: How To: Changing the Oil in a Saturn Outlook

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Originally Posted by Wingmn View Post
I just accomplished my first oil change on my 09 Outlook - I've been reading up on issues and paid particular attention to the oil filter change with the oil leaking down onto the motor mount. I was concerned about this and thought I'd try a little improvising to prevent the oil spill, and wanted to share my success.

I used a cut out empty 1 qt oil bottle, a small funnel, and a tube attached to the funnel.

Placed the cut out bottle directly underneath the oil filter deflection plate - bottle top facing forward, and placed the funnel directly under the bottle opening. I placed a 12 inch hose on the end of the funnel to make sure the oil made it down to the drip pan (found out while looking at the pictures that it wasn't really necessary unless the wind is a concern).

I had NO oil escape my improvised oil "channel"

Here are a few pictures.
I'll give that a shot. Nicely done. My usual trick of putting a disposable plastic cup over the filter doesn't work because of the angle of the filter.

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