My guess would be you're not 60 years old--I'm looking to make things simple, and standing up while removing the oil filter is one of them...even if you had skid plates its still not that bad, i find its more difficult to get to the drain plug cuz of needing side access
a relocation kit from a first gen should work... after all, it takes the same oil filter.Has anyone installed an oil filter relocation kit? I have a Frontier 2010 SE with the 6 cyl--looking for a relocation kit that fits and makes oil changes easier.
Yes, those are coolant lines. They are susposed to help cool the oil but how much, idk. Kinda like the trans cooler inside the radiator. Yes it works but how much does it work, idk.on topic/off topic looking at the stock filter what are the lines running off to the sides? oil cooler lines? Its a couple of hoses, one on the left side of the filter and one on the right.
In this pic it shows the one on the right
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u22/ChuckFrontier06/IMG_4696.jpg (thanks "ZERO SIX LE" for the pic from "transmission bypass"
ok just searched and I belive "INYOURFACE####" stated those 2 lines carry engine coolant. From what I gather coolent enters, acts like a heat sink around the oil entering and leaving the filter, and then the coolant exits. Am I correct?
Running without the skid plate is a bit scary. Your oil filter is dead front and center and if anything bounces up, it can possibly break it. Just imagine all those pieces of tire on the highway or rocks/pebbles from construction and then those racoons and other small animals that tend to jump out infront of vehicles on the road.I removed my skid plate to do some work and there is tons of room when you do that. If I feel safe with it I will leave it off. Think about doing that if you don't go off roading, it will save tons of cash and hassle.