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A question for those who do there own oil changes. Is the filter a spin on or is it the canister type? My Mazda3 2.3 is a canister type which is a pain in the butt to change requiring special tools, torque wrench etc. The cover holding the filter is plastic and if not torqued properly could crack. I guess you know what will happen and where the oil is going to go, how do you spell engine failure which has happened to a few Mazda owners. This is 1950 technology, but at least then they used a metal cover which I have on my 1956 Oldsmobile and antique tractor
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P.S. I like to do my own oil changes, I like to put in the oil of my choice not what the dealer wants.
 

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Buster said:
It is a spin on oil filter. Look here for the part numbers:

http://www.saturnoutlookforum.net/index.php?topic=115.0

Yes, the canister types are a pain in the butt, our 2003 VUE had them, and so did most of my motorcycles. Not a lot of places stock the canister types, but thankfully the Outlook uses a very common spin on type.
Thanks for your input. Glad to hear it is the spin on...wiping brow in relief..
 
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