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Old 03-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
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
Hondas and Nissans are made that way too. I do my own oil changes and I won't buy any car that is designed that way, no matter how good a car it is.

Toyotas are easy. Open the hood, and the oil filter is right there, easily accessible.
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