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    What is the best course of action when changing out the oil filter since it leaks all over the skid plate. Anyone got this down to a science yet?
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    Default Re: Oil Change Procedure

    Most people just remove the skid plate each time. Some that don't, use baggies to catch the filter and mess, while others cut an access hole in the skid plate.
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    Default Re: Oil Change Procedure

    Relocation of the oil filter with a remote kit is another option.

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    Default Re: Oil Change Procedure

    this has been discussed plenty of times. use the search. but for now: usually i just remove the skid plate. i think its only 4 12mm hex bolts. i used to just let it get all over the skid plate until i found out, its pretty easy to remove.
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    Default Re: Oil Change Procedure

    I cut a hole on the driver's side of the skid plate. Now I can reach in and unscrew the filter without crawling under the truck or removing the skid plate.

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    i remove the skid plate each time.
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    Default Re: Oil Change Procedure

    I remove my skid plate. It only takes a couples minutes to remove, 5 bolts in total, 3 on the front and two in back.

    I have to change my oil this weekend too, the maintenance light is flashing again.
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    Default Re: Oil Change Procedure

    if you don't do off road ,only city , you may want to take it out and and store it somewere in your garage.

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    I think, much easier than taking out the skid plate, is from above, just take 3-4 of the plastic grocery bags and triple/quadruple them up and put them right around the oil filter so that when you both unscrew the oil filter and the oil drips/drains out, it goes in the bag, easy. 95,000 miles and 19 oil changes, never had my skid plate off once, easy.

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    Bags never worked for me, also tried a cut up 2 ltr coke bottle but it was hard to work with. Now I just have a small and low square plastic container I slide under the filter, then just take the filter out. The oil drips into the plastic container.
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    Remove the skid plate This is not new they have them as far back as my 93 pick up and i take it off every oil change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Togman View Post
    What is the best course of action when changing out the oil filter since it leaks all over the skid plate. Anyone got this down to a science yet?



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    Now this is what I am tallking about, getting it down to a Science! Great photos!!
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    Default Re: Oil Change Procedure

    could just take it to the dealership or somewhere else

    costs me about 28 bucks for me to get it done at the dealership while about 40 at jiffy lube.

    i'm lazy though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Togman View Post
    Now this is what I am tallking about, getting it down to a Science! Great photos!!
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