HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 Discussion, What a stupid place for an oil filter!! in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Originally Posted by JJhomer83 I have a pretty good system going when i change my oil. I lay down a ...
- 10-08-03 12:20 AM #16
Re: What a stupid place for an oil filter!!Originally Posted by JJhomer83
- 10-08-03 01:12 PM #17Cadillac Owners Master
- Automobile(s): 1991 Cadillac Brougham D'Elegance 5.7 Litre, 1994 DeVille
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Fords idea of the 2 plugs is actually probably better. It depends on where the deeper part of the pan is, but you're almost always going to have some oil left in there. Having the 2 plugs just helps get more out.
- 10-08-03 03:58 PM #18
Here are a few more of the pics form that oil change....
....my hand was all scraped, bleeding, spliced my finger, but didn't realize it until I felt something besides oil dripping down my hand, put bandaid on etc.... I was worried about the oil on the exhaust pipe and engine, can't that start a fire?
In one of the pictures, you can see where the oil was dripping form one of the 5 spots and missed the paper towels I had down, the cardboard and the bucket thingy, the EPA would love that
- 10-09-03 12:47 AM #19
Night Wolf, I'm starting to feel sorry for you now. I like your pics, do you document all your more painful oil changes?? LOL. Your paint looks great, is it original, was it redone??
When I'm under a car straining my neck sideways, I'd rather not have two drain plugs to turn, even if it is a Ford.
- 10-14-03 03:23 PM #20
When I had a '91 Seville, I changed the oil one morning after it sat overnight. I unscrewed the filter and there was no mess 'cause it drained down while it sat.
After I found that out,when I would change the oil while it was warm, I used to punch a hole by the top lip of the filter to let the filter drain down before I started draining the pan. When I would get to changing the filter, I put rags underneath it. Minimum mess.
I've changed oil filters the same way on Mazda rotary engines. Punch a hole to break the vacuum so the oil would drain out first.
- 10-14-03 10:04 PM #21
The paint is origanal....there are some rock chips on the hood and parts of the fenders...although small, there was more on the rocker panels, but now that stopped since I put the splash guards on......of course all the blemishes are only noticbale about 1-2feet from the car, but I know they are there....
the color is Gunmetal Charcoal...and so far I have NEVER seem ANY Cadillac with this color, let alone any other car...it is very rare....plus I have gold badges
interrior is neutral shale.
I always take pics of things...... then I have digital photo albums on my computer, I like to keep pictures, always remember things better that way
- 10-15-03 12:10 AM #22
Night Wolf, that's a great color and I have never seen it either. I wonder how rare it is?
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