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Old 03-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by luvtheus View Post
If your oil filter is mounted vertically on the engine then it is always best to fill it with oil before installing it.
I know My father always does it on his '03 Corolla.

However, it seems Mazda engineers weren't thinking about anything else other than zoom-zoom. The filter screws on horizontally on the back of the engine halfway down!!! You literally have to stick your entire arm up to the shoulder between the firewall and the engine to get to it
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