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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes... in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; 2008 CTS 3.6DI RWD Pix are pretty self explanatory. With the topside oil filter cartridge, this was a perfect application. ...
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    So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes...

    2008 CTS 3.6DI RWD

    Pix are pretty self explanatory. With the topside oil filter cartridge, this was a perfect application. Would NOT have been worth doing if the lower cover had to be removed to get to a conventional filter. Now it's a breeze to drain the oil at operating temperature, level and without putting the CTS on a lift, ramps or a jack/stands. Turn the wheel all the way to the Right and turn off the car so it locks in place. Just lay on your back and reach up behind the RF wheel, pull down the hose, and reach up through the opening (cut insulation with exacto knife and dryer vent hole saw for cover) to open the drain valve. Hot oil drains right into whatever drain-pan you normally use. Close the valve and stow the hose above the cover.

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    Re: So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes...

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    Re: So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes...

    Nice solution. Is there any chance the valve could open accidentally?

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    Re: So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes...

    I have used these for years on our Corvettes, Acura, Lexus, and Fords with no problems.

    The valve has a spring in it to keep it closed unless you lift the lever over the detent to the OPEN position.

    The link in my first post has a good description and picture on the site.

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    Re: So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes...

    Anyone know what the thread size is on the 3.6 DI oil drain plug on a 2009 CTS4? I just did my oil change this weekend and I was going to use one of these valves that I had from another GM vehicle, but the threads of the CTS drain plug was a coarser thread size than what I had on the valve I had on hand. And since I haven't seen these valves in the store for years, I didn't bother to check the thread size on the drain plug. I really liked having this valve on my older cars.

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    Re: So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes...

    Fumoto valve. I have one on my CTS. Makes life simple.

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    Re: So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes...

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Fumoto valve. I have one on my CTS. Makes life simple.
    Yes it does.

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    Re: So, I got tired of having to remove the lower engine cover for Oil Changes...

    Another oil change today. What a time saver.
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