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Old 10-30-2004, 22:13   #1 (permalink)
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I'd like to thank......

The complete moron who designed the position of the oil filter on the EF Falcon.

To change the oil filter on the AU is a 1 minute job. Climb under, loosen, remove, replace, tighten. Plenty of time to do it and get back to smokeing my ciggy.

The EF is a 4 smoke job, ensuring the kids are well out of earshot.

I am now patching up whats left of my skin on my knuckles and telling the wife not to travel 5000kms in the next 12 months cause its going to take me that long to forget what a bastard job it was.
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Old 10-30-2004, 22:24   #2 (permalink)
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hehe they are a bitch of a job
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Old 10-30-2004, 22:28   #3 (permalink)
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They aren't that hard guys, get under it and use one of the socket type removers.
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Damn, and we just bought one too....
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Re: I'd like to thank......

I can't say I've tried for the oil filter, but I was gonna do the leads, took one look at them and went "Hmm, I think I'll pay someone!" Great cars, drive em hard, never work on em! lol Maybe I'm just lazy though.
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Thats why it's handy to know someone with a hoist :)
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Re: I'd like to thank......

I use a 3 jawed oil filter remover, comes off in half a second then just screw the new one in - Easy, But the dizzy is another story

Cost about $18 but is absoultly brilliant and is super heavy duty
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Yeah dizzy on an EF would be a pain

I changed the leads on mine, coil lead is absolute bastard. The dizzy end of it is alright from the top, then I jumped under for the coil end.
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Dizzy on an EF.. lol, yes i'd have to have to fit one
After the first time removing the oil filter, its been dead easy.
5min job!
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Changing the dizzy on a EF? About as easy as changing spark plugs on a deisel.
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