Oil filter change on 300C?

Discussion in 'Chrysler 300' started by MikeSp, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. MikeSp

    MikeSp Guest

    Getting ready for the first oil change on a new 300C and have done all of my
    own routine maintenance on my vehicles since 1961. When I crawled beneath
    the car I noticed that there is some sort of plastic "splash shield" that
    covers the entire undersurface of the engine and that the oil filter must be
    somewhere above that splash shield. Is it possible to remove the back two
    retaining screws and allow the splash shield to drop down enough to get
    access to the oil filter (while laying on my back beneath the car) without
    placing the car on a service station lift? [Never thought there was a need
    to crawl beneath the car before it was purchased]

    MikeSp
     
    MikeSp, Aug 4, 2005
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  2. I haven't tried this scenario on mine, I just remove the entire cover and it
    takes only a few moments.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Aug 4, 2005
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  3. MikeSp

    TNKEV Guest

    it would be easier to take all four bolts out and remove the cover
    completely,and less of a mess.
     
    TNKEV, Aug 4, 2005
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  4. MikeSp

    Bill Putney Guest

    And they were counting on you making that assumption. 8^)

    How many buyers even bother to find out if the cams of a vehicle they
    are considering buying have timing belts and if the engine is
    interference or not?

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    adddress with the letter 'x')
     
    Bill Putney, Aug 5, 2005
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  5. MikeSp

    MikeSp Guest

    Bill--they still use cams?? LOL

    Mike
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    MikeSp, Aug 5, 2005
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    Joe Pfeiffer Guest

    Is there somebody who doesn't? None of the solenoid-activated nor
    hydraulic-activated (and I don't mean hydraulic lifters) valve schemes
    I've read about are anywhere near production-ready.
     
    Joe Pfeiffer, Aug 5, 2005
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  7. MikeSp

    Bill Putney Guest

    Heh heh! Exactly!
    Bill Putney
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    Bill Putney, Aug 5, 2005
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  8. My mother stuffed her Y2K Subaru into the back of a *parked* dump truck
    about a month ago. Says she "has no idea" how it happened (translation:
    not paying attention). She's fine, in large part because she had the
    airbags deactivated when she bought the car (5-foot-nothing, sits about 9
    inches from the steering wheel).

    $6500 worth of body damage to the car...

    ....which refused to start upon completion of bodywork. Seems she was
    probably going maybe just a leetle bit faster than the "no more than 5
    mph" she claims, because the forward camshaft sprocket is *broken* in two
    and the timing belt shredded.

    I *knew* there was a reason I told her to get a 2000 or newer, not a 1999
    or older. For Y2K, the Subaru engine was changed from interference to non.

    DS
     
    Daniel J. Stern, Aug 5, 2005
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  9. Time to take the keys away Dan. My mother did the same thing, drove
    through a chain link fence and into a tree while she was parking the car.
    She broke some ribs, could have been a lot worse if the tree hadn't been
    there to stop her.
     
    General Schvantzkoph, Aug 5, 2005
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  10. Unfortunately, she's only 63! She has never been an especially attentive
    driver, but this is the first crash she's been in since...ummmm...1983.
    Claims to be paying more attention behind the wheel since the dump truck
    incident. We'll see.
    Sounds like that opening scene in "Driving Miss Daisy", where Dan
    Aykroyd(?) says "Momma, cars do not 'behave'. They are behaved *upon*."
     
    Daniel J. Stern, Aug 5, 2005
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  11. My mother was 85 when she did it.
     
    General Schvantzkoph, Aug 6, 2005
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  12. Shit, on these newer cars you can hit them with a shopping cart and
    do that much damage.

    Damn plastic toys!

    Ted
     
    Ted Mittelstaedt, Aug 6, 2005
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  13. MikeSp

    Steve Guest

    Daniel J. Stern wrote:

    My late grandmother behaved upon cars quite proficiently until a
    debilitating stroke at age 90. Until then, she never had an accident
    despite fairly poor vision and hearing.

    My wife's mother, on the other hand, is a rolling disaster despite
    better vision than *me*. Thankfully all one-car incidents so far, but
    one more and the car is going up for sale. Its all the degree of
    attentiveness, and my MIL has the attention span of a gnat, I'm afraid.
     
    Steve, Aug 7, 2005
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