Changing spin on oil filters on GU3 4,2TDI????

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:40
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Hi all,
Is there a particular way to remove and replace the spin on oil filters on the 4.2?? There appears to be no room from the top without pushing everything aside and could be messy attacking it from the bottom... My old 1999 4.2TD was much less cluttered so was easy from the top.. This GU has been serviced by Nissan till now so i have not had to change them in the last 7years since new.

Thanks Michael
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Reply By: Member - Tezza Qld - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:55

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:55
Hi

I just stand on a milk crate and use a filter remover. Not a lot of room and they come out towards the front. Mine are different thread sizes so just take note.
The front diff gets a good coating of oil , stupid design. Just had a look and the exit point is between the battery and intercooler bracket just by the dipstick. Hope this helps

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:05

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:05
Thanks Teza, Mine are the later ones, they are the same thread.. I will have look at the exit point. Thanks again.. Michael
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Follow Up By: blue one - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:16

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 13:16
Well it is a little difficult as I always drain the oil when the motor is hot. So I unbolt the fuel filter and push it to one side which gives easy access. You undo the filter and whilst it's still on the thread raise the back of it. This will drain enough oil so you can remove the filter with only spilling a small amount of oil. You will have large enough bucket positioned offset from under the sump
(Draining the sump) to the side of the 4.2. Get it right and the bucket will catch most of the oil you first drain before removing the filter.

Hope this helps

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Steve
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 17:50

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 17:50
Thanks Steve!! Michael
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Reply By: Old Johno [NSW] - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 10:17

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 10:17
Michael, I remove the fuel filter totaly, takes about 3 minutes, I plug the fuel pipe ends and then remove the filters with a large pair of filter pliers. There is also about 3 small rubber pipes that I pull out from their clips and this makes the filter removal a lot easier. A bit of mucking around but makes the whole job a lot easier
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 18:37

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 18:37
Thanks, everyone, i moved the fuel filter to one side and was ok but its still a nasty job.. thanks again... regards Michael
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