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Old 06-13-2004, 09:17 AM
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which way to turn oil filter

Im in the process of changing my oil but cant get the oil filter to budge. Which way are you suppose to turn it to loosen it, towards the front of the truck or towards the back? Dont want to tighten it by turning it the wrong way.
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:23 AM
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:32 AM
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Counterclockwise is OFF

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But if your laying with your head undernieth the drivers side while facing the passenger side ,counterclockwise is towards the front of the truck. If your laying facing the drivers side counterclockwise if towards the rear of the truck.
Is it counterclockwise towards the front or rear of the truck.

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Old 06-13-2004, 10:57 AM
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lefty loosey, righty tighty
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Heh, I get lefty loosy.,righty tighty.
What I was asking was that, lets say your standing on the drivers side looking at your vehicle, the front of the vehicle would be on your left, but if your were standing on the passenger side facing the vehicle the rear of the vehicle would be on your left.
Since the filter sits horizontally, lefty loosey could be two different positions depending on whinch direction your laying.
I got it anyway., just had to walk down to the neighbors and get his oil filter wrench, and even with that it was a pain in the **** to loosing. Oh btw., incase anyone elses IQ is as low as mine, its lefty loosey towards the front.
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Old 06-13-2004, 11:49 AM
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This is as simple as it gets; with your right hand on the filter,filter end in your palm,turn the filter counter-clockwise.That would be turning your fingers to the left,thumb leading the way.If you do it left handed,it is still counter-clockwise,but pinky finger leading the way.


Heres another simple way;notice any writing on the filter? Turn the filter towards the way the correct reading of the words beginning.Example; if the word MOTORCRAFT is on the filter,turn it towards the "M".
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Take it to Jiffy Lube
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This is as simple as it gets; with your right hand on the filter,filter end in your palm,turn the filter counter-clockwise...
Oh man! I've been doing it the hard way.
( I hope my neighbors don't read this)

They are already cursing Ford because I hold the filter in my right hand while nineteen of them rotate the truck.
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Old 06-14-2004, 01:21 PM
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Mentally draw the clock on the bottom of the filter (as opposed to the sides or the top ring which is seated against the engine).

Turn Counterclockwise to remove

Turn Clockwise to tighten.
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I agree ! I rarely recommend going to the shop, but please RUSH to a shop for ALL work.
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Don't even try to look at the filter...it's almost impossible to see it anyway. No matter which way you are lying on the floor, and with whatever hand you choose...rotate the filter so that the top of the filter moves toward the front of the truck.

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