This is exactly how the L3 engines get destroyed. If you squeeze the cap with pliers and twist, micro cracks occur in the plastic.Eh, I just use a big pair of pliers [/b]
Yay!! They are back in stock! I think that's the site that I checked before, they have limited stock, I got my order inThis is exactly how the L3 engines get destroyed. If you squeeze the cap with pliers and twist, micro cracks occur in the plastic.
Get enough fractures + 90 psi oil pressure...guess what happens?
It is CRITICAL that you DO NOT USE PLIERS to remove the PLASTIC cap.
Either buy the proper tool, or get your oil changed at the dealer. I can not over emphasize this.
I'll take your advice, I finally got my order through, and will replace the cap my next oil change, if not sooner. :yesnod:It's not worth the risk. If you can't find a source for the tool, I'd take it to the dealers. I'm that serious. That plastic cap can not take any abuse whatsoever. It really doesn't take much.
That's the one I tried I believe, it had 1 or 2 too many flutes, which made it have a pretty bad fit... it just kept sliding around, I couldn't get it to workThey have that same tool at Napa for under $5. 74mm oil filter socket or something like that.
for the NA 2.3 you just need to buy the 2.0L oil filter housing. as i know it bolts right up to the 2.3L motor perfectly and accepts a spin on filter instead of the catridge... there's a write up and how to at mazda6tech.com on the front page...How is this done? Just use regular oil filter (canister) or is it something else???
i'm almost 100% sure they do... same as the NA 2.3LDoes the factory turboed 2.3 also use a cartridge?