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Old 11-13-2009, 07:10 AM   #3
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2008 Astra XR
Default Re: How To: Changing the Oil in a Saturn Outlook

Nice write-up.

One comment I will make is that this is the worst and most messy oil change I have ever done. GM did not design the placement of this oil filter very well at all. It is in-accessible from the bottom end of the engine and it is not easy to get to from the top. Oil goes everywhere. It might be slightly different on the Outlook, (since I have a Traverse), but my Traverse made me want to take it in someplace to get the oil changed, and I haven't done that in over 10 years. My Astra on the other hand is the easiest and cleanest change ever. It has a top loading cartridge filter and the oil can be drained without even lifting the car.

My write-up on changing the Astra oil is here:

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Past Cars: 08 Astra, 15 Acadia, 12 Enclave, 09 Traverse, 05 Vue, 04 Grand Prix, 00 Alero, 97 LeSabre, 72 Cutlass S


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