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Old 01-08-2002, 07:29 AM
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Yes, there is a trick. After pulling the drain plug I use a long punch and drive a hole in the top of the sheet metal filter. This vents the filter and lets the oil drain out.

After a few minutes, I remove the filter and let the oil continue draining into the pan, overnight if possible. This way, I don't have a full filter to spill above the starter, and I get it off, so the oil in the filter does not continue to ooze into the pan.

Good luck,
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