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Can filter be changed without draining oil first?

Tallman1024

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Location
Portland, OR
I want to replace the oil filter housing with a billet aluminum one, but don't want to wait until my next oil change as my car only has 500 miles on it. Does the oil drain out after the car has been sitting? I don't want to unscrew the housing and have a mess to clean up.


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Swoope

Ready to race!
Location
orlando
I want to replace the oil filter housing with a billet aluminum one, but don't want to wait until my next oil change as my car only has 500 miles on it. Does the oil drain out after the car has been sitting? I don't want to unscrew the housing and have a mess to clean up.


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yes,

do it cold.

beers
 

paulkromz

Drag Race Newbie
please report back

 

Tallman1024

New member
Location
Portland, OR
Did cold. Was easy. Just unscrew then slowly pull out. Let it rest on inlet a minute to drain any residual oil in filter. Put a towel around the side of the base , but nothing spilled. Here's a picture of the new USP Motorsports billet housing installed.



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Leopold1

Ready to race!
Location
North Yorkshire, England UK
Car(s)
GTI MY 2016
Tallman1024, thanks for that picture.
The new oil canister looks great.
But I don't think they are available here in England.
I'd be interested to know if you had to take the plastic engine cover off to remove/replace the canister?

Leopold
 

russiankid

Drag Race Newbie
Location
PA
Just unscrew the housing until its about to come off and let is sit for a few minutes. Oil drains into the pan and no mess.
 

Leopold1

Ready to race!
Location
North Yorkshire, England UK
Car(s)
GTI MY 2016
Just unscrew the housing until its about to come off and let is sit for a few minutes. Oil drains into the pan and no mess.

russiankid, thanks for that tip. That's really encouraging.
In case Tallman1024 does not see my query, do you or the others know if that engine cover has to come off? If so, is it a difficult job to get it off, and to get it back on again!

Leopold
 
Location
St. Olaf
It isn't even relevant if you had to take the cover off, since it's less than 2 s of labour.
Though, why do you think it needs to taken off at all? You can view the oil filter housing
entirely with the engine cover still in place.

EDIT: Diggs has been quicker
 
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