Hi, picking up some car ramps tomorrow to change my own oil. Can someone tell me what size oil filter wrench and drain plug socket I need for a 2.4L. Thanks,
The oil filter in the 2.4L Ecotec is not a standard one with a canister, but rather a drop in filter. I forget what size it uses on the little oil filter cover...Hi, picking up some car ramps tomorrow to change my own oil. Can someone tell me what size oil filter wrench and drain plug socket I need for a 2.4L. Thanks,
That's good to know! Ford went the same route with their 2.5L I4 engine. Soon, filters will probably be obsolete altogether! lol.The oil filter in the 2.4L Ecotec is not a standard one with a canister, but rather a drop in filter. I forget what size it uses on the little oil filter cover...
Nice, thanks for the idea!
I bought 5, 2"x10"x10' standard plywood boards and ripped them in half. I angle cut all the boards so they'd work on all my vehicles without scraping any underbody components. I left 16" or so as the tire platform. I used galvanized bolts, nuts and washers to secure the boards together. Total cost was approx $85 (CAN$). It took me about an hour to cut an assemble the ramps.
The local auto parts store wanted $60 for two rubber ramps that were only 5.5" high - which are useless.
Welcome, and no, they don't slip! I bought a can of rubber bed liner spray for $5 (on sale) and was going to coat the tops of the ramps as I didn't sand them down smooth, but rather left them rough for a better grip after I had ripped them. If I had to make another set, I'd get 12' long boards instead so the ramps are 6' long giving you an extra 1' of flat space for the tire to rest on. I always use a friend to spot me while I drive the vehicles up but haven't had any issues with the vehicle (front wheel drive/2wd) getting up on the ramps.Nice, thanks for the idea!
Do they slide when you try to drive on them?
I have a 3 ton Michelin jack and several stands, too! I'd much prefer getting a vehicle lift. It's almost worth the $2-3K just to have the wheels up at chest height when I work on my vehicles.Instead of ramps you should get a jack and 2 jack stands so you can do your oil change, rotate your tires, do your own brakes, wheel bearings, etc.
You need a 1 and 1/4 inch socket. There's a plastic housing that the oil filter sits in with a big ass plastic nut on top. It's right underneath the air intake. I actually went to a dealership when the Mac Tool truck was there so I could buy the socket and not have to pay shipping. It's a specially made one so that you can get it under the air intake.how do you remove the oil filter on a 2007 G6 4cyl.
Ha.A little technique I use when the filter is hard to turn, sandpaper.
It gives you a waaaaay stronger grip on the can.
Coarse side to the filter, please... reverse may make hands bloody.:axechase: