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1 year 3 months ago #875

Just inquiring if anyone changes their own oil? I fly a 2001 SARATOGA II TC. I am executing 25 hour changes to protect the turbo. Any suggestions? Tips? Just purchased a Khlusman oil filter cutter.
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1 year 3 months ago #882

Replying to myself...Am just completing annual. Talked with my A&P last evening. On a Saratoga, the oil filter is located in a VERY difficult to access location. Hoses need to be removed to gain adequate space. SO....I won't be attempting "home" oil changes!

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1 year 3 months ago #883

Well, at least you're guaranteed a quality reply! :)
We'll be covering oil changes in an upcoming issue. I'll ask the writer to talk about the Saratoga and other models that require extra work. Stay tuned!
Jen

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1 year 3 months ago #884

I'm able to change the oil in my 1983 Saratoga without removing any hoses.

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1 year 3 months ago #885

Thanks !

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1 year 3 months ago #886

My engine compartment is hose heavy! Is your oil filter near the engine fire wall?
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