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Old 11-06-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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I have been looking for the oil filter on my new 2013 LS with 2.5L engine and can't find it. Do I have to jack the car up to get at it? Thanks
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Oil Filter Location - 2.5L ?

If it is anything like the 2.4 it should be on top of the engine under the hood.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Oil Filter Location - 2.5L ?

When I search for an image of the 2.5 engine, the engines shown, use a spin on filter mounted underneath. If you search Fram or Mobil for a filter used on a 2013 malibu 2.5 engine, it shows you a spin on canister filter. I guess GM has gone backwards on this one.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: Oil Filter Location - 2.5L ?

Yes it is a spin-on oil filter. I have spent some time looking under the hood with a flashlight but cannot see it. I am now assuming I will have to jack the car up to get underneath to find it.

Is the ground clearance on cars decreasing or have I just gained weight?
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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read that its close to the cat on the exhaust manifold and was kindly informed that a PF 64 from AC Delco is the correct OE filter fot the 2.5L
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is the filter like a spin-on or a cartridge filter? the cartridge filter I had on my benz you took the filter out of the housing and put a new one in.on my 05 Malibu you just spun it off and spin a new one on. thank you
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:37 AM   #8
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Spin on. The changed it from the cartridge type-sadly.
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Spin on. The changed it from the cartridge type-sadly.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:36 PM   #10
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Default Re: Oil Filter Location - 2.5L ?

This is from 2012 how is it brought back up? Anyway, my 2.5L oil filter is right in front of the drain plug. The filter is straight up and down
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