Oil Filter Change

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  1. Joeycurl

    Joeycurl ‘72 Demon 440

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    Hi Guys,

    Getting to that point of changing the oil on my '72 Demon with BB. Few questions for you:

    1. How often do you change the oil if only driving ~5000/year?
    2. How do you access the oil filter to change it out? Almost seems like I have to remove the front sway bar just to get to the filter and hope that I can pull it between the block and radiator.

    Anyone have insights?
     
  2. Murray

    Murray FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I make a cardboard "trough" to put under the filter to catch it's oil and direct it forward to clear the sway bar and into my drip pan. It saves a lot of mess.
     
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      i would change the oil before you put it away for the season,helps to keep the contaminants from settling out. once a year is a good idea regardless of mileage.
       
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      • beanhead

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        I change mine 3-4 times a year...but it's dusty,dirty, and hot for 6 months at a stretch and those factors all add up to reduced oil life. Cheap (well, not really @ $8/qt LOL) insurance. Up where you are, I'd probably do twice a year...it all depends on your conditions and usage IMO. Another thing to think about is how well it stays tuned--running rich even just during warmup driving puts extra fuel in the oil--which also reduces oil life.
         
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        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          Doesn't that gas just vape out over time?
           
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          • Joeycurl

            Joeycurl ‘72 Demon 440

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            Thanks! This is helping....

            Now how do you guys get the oil filter out? Are you removing front sway bar?
             
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