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04-02-2009 01:50 PM  9 years agoPost 1
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Where the hell is the oil filter!?

Well, after a little google-ing, I think I know. However, I haven't laid my eyeball on it yet. My autoparts guy gave a small spin-on type filter. But some of the stuff I'm reading on the internet suggests a removeable filter housing and a replaceable element. I'd kinda like to have the correct stuff in front of me when I start the oil/filter change. Doesn't seem to be much info out there. No Haynes or Chilton manuals either. Haven't had time yet to crawl under the car for a look see yet either. Oh, one more thing. Where is it safe to put a floor jack on this thing with out ending up with a hole in the roof?

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

-Mark

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04-02-2009 03:09 PM  9 years agoPost 2
sincity

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Where is it safe to put a floor jack on this thing with out ending up with a hole in the roof?
Now that's funny right there!

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04-02-2009 04:33 PM  9 years agoPost 3
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From the GM online Service Manual - 2009 Vibe with 2.4L


Front of the vehicle.
Position the safety jack stands (1, 2) as follows:

• Rearward of the front tires.

• Under the frame rails or under the rocker panel flange front side notch.

• At the pantograph service jack lift points.

Rear of the Vehicle
Position the safety jack stands (1) as follows:

• Forward of the rear tires.

• Under the frame rails or under the rocker panel flange rear side notch.

• At the pantograph service jack lift points.

(1) Floor Jack Lifting Locations
(2) Suspension Contact Hoist Lifting Locations
(3) Frame Contact Hoist Lifting Locations
(4) Vehicle Center of Gravity

I'm still looking for the oil filter...LOL

Politicians are like diapers, they both need changed often and for the same reason!

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04-02-2009 06:09 PM  9 years agoPost 4
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Thanks! That's a start. Just wish I knew what it used for a filter. I've had two different parts places tell me it's a small spin-on, and then I see pictures like this http://images.google.com/imgres?img...GIF:en%26um%3D1 that make me wonder if anyone really knows....

-Mark

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04-02-2009 07:00 PM  9 years agoPost 5
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Found the little sucker! It's a spin-on. Although the one that the CarQuest guy handed me is about an inch shorter than the one that's on there. How big of a deal is that?

-Mark

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04-02-2009 10:39 PM  9 years agoPost 6
jcrack_corn

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i find it remarkably hard to believe you would not just RTFM.

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04-02-2009 10:59 PM  9 years agoPost 7
RayJayJohnsonJr

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I would find it hard to believe too. As a matter of fact, and you may or may not believe this, that's the first place I looked! Guess what? No mention of an oil filter anywhere.

-Mark

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04-03-2009 12:19 AM  9 years agoPost 8
EVO76

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the size of the filter shouldn't be a big deal, the OEM one off my Colorado is bigger in length than the Amzoil filter I prefer. just manufactuering .

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04-03-2009 12:43 AM  9 years agoPost 9
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Well, I guess my thought process is this. 4" long OEM filter versus 3" long Carquest filter. The Carquest filter may have 25% less filter material?

Just thinking outloud...

-Mark

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04-03-2009 01:27 AM  9 years agoPost 10
jcrack_corn

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i wouldnt worry about it...there have been lots of tests on oil filters and within a couple of days they are using thier bypass valves anyway.

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