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Old 05-02-2010, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found an informative video on the location of the oil filter on the 2011 Sonata Limited. It looks like a spinoff and I wonder if you need a certain wrench other than a generic band filter wrench. Anyone done these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzMCT3Jv_aM
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From my past experience of changing the oil on my 02 Ford Explorer the oil filter is mostly hand tightened. I'm pretty sure this is the same and if its tighter and you can't do it by hand then you'll definitely need a tool to loosen it up a bit. After that hand tightened is the way to go.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I found an informative video on the location of the oil filter on the 2011 Sonata Limited. It looks like a spinoff and I wonder if you need a certain wrench other than a generic band filter wrench. Anyone done these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzMCT3Jv_aM
Harbor Freight $5 nice reach, works great on a tight filter.

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I found an informative video on the location of the oil filter on the 2011 Sonata Limited. It looks like a spinoff and I wonder if you need a certain wrench other than a generic band filter wrench. Anyone done these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzMCT3Jv_aM
Since it is recessed and you reach through a hole in the lower cowling to reach it, might I suggest what I use; an 80MM 15 flute end cap oil filter wrench. Harbor Frieght sells them online for 6 bucks. It's actually a four pack of assorted sizes. All are cast aluminum. They aren't exactly heavy duty, but they don't need to be.

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-end-c...ches-94096.html
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Since it is recessed and you reach through a hole in the lower cowling to reach it, might I suggest what I use; an 80MM 15 flute end cap oil filter wrench.
+1. You should also be able to get this from your local auto parts store. Just make sure to get the correct size.
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I did my first oil change and if you like an oil mess you will like this car. Because of the plastic under belly cover it makes removing the filter a little difficult. Removing the filter is not the problem....... it's the oil that spills out and runs down your arm and gets stuck under the plastic pan.
You will notice oil spots on the garage floor for several days. On the next change I'm going to punch a hole in the bottom of the filter hoping
to drain the filter and avoid the mess.......
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I did my first oil change and if you like an oil mess you will like this car. Because of the plastic under belly cover it makes removing the filter a little difficult. Removing the filter is not the problem....... it's the oil that spills out and runs down your arm and gets stuck under the plastic pan.
You will notice oil spots on the garage floor for several days. On the next change I'm going to punch a hole in the bottom of the filter hoping
to drain the filter and avoid the mess.......
I am planning my oil change as well on my sonata. i did this to my friend's car which also has a car with a filter pointing down with a plastic cover over. First, loosen the filter with your usual wrench just slightly. Then I put a plastic produce plastic bag over the filter to remove. I tend to avoid plastic grocery bags because most have holes on the bottom. I put the bag all the way into the filter so that there are no space for the oil to leak out. I get two things as a result of this:
1. No plastic cover mess.
2. Tie the bag after the filter is remove and the oil has dripped out enough to not make a mess. Ready for the filter for disposal! =)
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I am planning my oil change as well on my sonata. i did this to my friend's car which also has a car with a filter pointing down with a plastic cover over. First, loosen the filter with your usual wrench just slightly. Then I put a plastic produce plastic bag over the filter to remove. I tend to avoid plastic grocery bags because most have holes on the bottom. I put the bag all the way into the filter so that there are no space for the oil to leak out. I get two things as a result of this:
1. No plastic cover mess.
2. Tie the bag after the filter is remove and the oil has dripped out enough to not make a mess. Ready for the filter for disposal! =)
Great idea! Thanks!
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QUOTE (tonytony24 @ Jun 14 2011, 05:42 AM)
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I am planning my oil change as well on my sonata. i did this to my friend's car which also has a car with a filter pointing down with a plastic cover over. First, loosen the filter with your usual wrench just slightly. Then I put a plastic produce plastic bag over the filter to remove. I tend to avoid plastic grocery bags because most have holes on the bottom. I put the bag all the way into the filter so that there are no space for the oil to leak out. I get two things as a result of this:
1. No plastic cover mess.
2. Tie the bag after the filter is remove and the oil has dripped out enough to not make a mess. Ready for the filter for disposal! =)
Not a bad idea but I'm not sure it would work if you leave that large under belly plastic cover on......I took my time while unscrewing the filter because I knew oil filter was full of oil
and oil still gushed out ??? I don't know if the bag would of helped much in that case
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QUOTE (tonytony24 @ Jun 14 2011, 06:42 AM)
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I am planning my oil change as well on my sonata. i did this to my friend's car which also has a car with a filter pointing down with a plastic cover over. First, loosen the filter with your usual wrench just slightly. Then I put a plastic produce plastic bag over the filter to remove. I tend to avoid plastic grocery bags because most have holes on the bottom. I put the bag all the way into the filter so that there are no space for the oil to leak out. I get two things as a result of this:
1. No plastic cover mess.
2. Tie the bag after the filter is remove and the oil has dripped out enough to not make a mess. Ready for the filter for disposal! =)
Thanks for saving me the headache I didn't know was coming! Great Idea!
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