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Maintenance and Upkeep Discussion HHR maintenance tips ranging from oil change intervals to brake pads and everything in between.

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Old 02-26-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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Smile oil filter

What a shock to find a element in the new filter box. Now where to put it? 2.2 08
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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Here's where to put it

How to change your own oil.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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you can take that filter of yours and stick it where the sun dont shine....


right up under the hood cus that's where it goes...yep!
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looks like the write up didnt mention replacing the o-ring on the filter cap.

I think the authoir just forgot to mention it, but the filter element should come with a new filter cap o-ring. Change that, and smear a little new oil around the o-ring to prevent any tearing as it goes in.
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Why replace the o-ring if its still in good shape?
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Why replace the o-ring if its still in good shape?
...I always replace any o-ring when a new one is supplied. If it's subjected to corrosives, pressure, heat cycles, expansion and compression, and is made of silicone or rubber, all I ask is...

why NOT change it? The filter comes with a new one. And if the old one should fail, it'll cause a bigger mess than the current drain plug design

Just my 2 cents.
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Whats wrong with the current drain plug design???
Works just like all drain plugs, you have to hit the drain pan or get a bigger pan
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I think the authoir just forgot to mention it, but the filter element should come with a new filter cap o-ring. Change that, and smear a little new oil around the o-ring to prevent any tearing as it goes in.
The AC Delco filters that I buy do not come with an o-ring. I think only Wix filters come with the spare o-ring.
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Thank you Black Rose....I was thinking the same thing.

Purchased a dozen Delco filters so far (shared with friends). NONE came with the "gasket". Not that it's not a bad idea.




Oh you know...I think if you purchase the Delco filter that comes with the filter cannister lid, they also provide the o-ring.
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looks like the write up didnt mention replacing the o-ring on the filter cap.

I think the authoir just forgot to mention it, but the filter element should come with a new filter cap o-ring. Change that, and smear a little new oil around the o-ring to prevent any tearing as it goes in.
The Pure One filters I buy don't have the o ring. It also looked fine and sealed well since then. The o-ring itself does not touch oil.
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