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post #171 of 174 Old 06-14-2014
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I left the engine pan off, makes it easier to do oil changes, and when things are easier, it increases the possibility that these service techs actually change the filter every time. After 90,000 miles I lost interest in keeping the vehicle 100%.

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post #172 of 174 Old 06-14-2014
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Originally Posted by Yams View Post
I left the engine pan off
That crossed my mind, but I'd really like to keep salt/sand in the winter out of the engine bay. The plastic pans and nada scoop looks pretty well engineered, it must be there for a good reason.

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I did this change today. I'm glad I read the first post as it really helped out. The foil on the cross member is a really great idea (should have been doing that for years on other cars).

In the end, no big deal. It will go faster next time.
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Great information! Thank you so much.
Now I will muster up my nerves and do it.
Wish me luck!
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