- 2014 & 2019 CX-5 Touring(s)
I've had to do the punched screwdriver trick a couple of times in the past. Always works, but I've always punched all the way through too.
Just wanted to add a picture in case anyone was concerned. This is the F-106 installed without any adapter. There is no danger of the valve getting hit by any road obstructions.
I know it's been a few months, but are you still happy with the Fumoto F-106 w/out the adapter? Pic looks great, but just want to check before I get one for our 2014 GT.
Take a screwdriver and carefully shove it through the outer casing of the filter. Use can then use it as a lever to loosen the filter. You can go all the way through if needed, just be sure to be low enough to miss the threaded shaft that extends into the filter.
If you do it right you do not need a filter wrench. Hand tighten it. I've done this for about 20 years and have never had a leak.
I am planning to do my next oil change in my town with a non mazda. Dealer. I live in canada and where can i buy mazda oem filter? My mazda dealer is 1.5 hr drive away and would like to buy the filter online
Can you do
From Canada? (same for 2.0 and 2.5)
It was the only day I could travel down to the dealer as I guess the other half of Atlanta Mazda owners decided as well. I ended up sitting for over an hour. The guys at the service center of the dealership were extremely nice, but I think next time and the future times I will DIY..
I will need ramps as I could not get under the car.