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Replace the oil filter element. ‪

Oil Filter Element Replacement

Replace the oil filter element as follows: ‪

  1. Clean the outside of the oil filter housing, then unscrew the oil filter cap from the housing. See Figure 42448 .

    1. Oil Filter Cap ‪

    3. Oil Filter Element ‪

    2. O-ring ‪

    Oil Filter Element Replacement

  2. Unscrew the cap and filter and allow the oil to drain into the housing. After draining, remove the assembly from the housing.

    Note: Use care to prevent foreign objects from entering the filter housing.

  3. Remove the element by pressing and twisting the side and detaching it from the cap.
  4. Remove the oil filter O-ring and discard it. Lightly coat a new O-ring with engine oil and install it.
  5. Insert a new filter element into the cap.
  6. Install the element and cap assembly on the filter housing. Tighten the cap 25 Nm (18 lbft).


    To avoid injury before starting and running the engine, ensure the vehicle is parked on a level surface, parking brake is set, and the wheels are blocked.


    Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

    • Always start and operate an engine in a well ventilated area.
    • If operating an engine in an enclosed area, vent the exhaust to the outside.
    • Do not modify or tamper with the exhaust system or emission control system.
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  8. Check the engine oil level and add oil if necessary.