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Old 09-27-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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2008 Cayman oil filter

I have a question that may seem stupid to most DIY owners.

Since I just bought this MH recently I am getting ready to change engine oil, all filters, and service the chassis. Yesterday, while gathering part numbers and parts locations, I found the engine oil filter and its location.
Since the bottom of the engine has a steel cage built around it, reaching the oil filter from the bottom seems impossible without removing the cage.

Can anyone advise me of the procedure for changing that filter?

Incidentally, I am getting the coach ready to drive from Sheridan Wyoming to Source Engineering's shop in Coburg Oregon to have the Trailing Arms replaced. I could not locate anyone in a 500 mile radius who has done or is familiar with the process. Does anyone know of a shop who can handle the job that is any closer?

Thanks for any help.
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The only way I could see to change the oil filter on our '07 Cayman was to remove the cage....not that hard....but a pain none the less.

Trans West Truck in Frederick, Colorado is listed as a dealer for Source, would think they could do the job.
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:19 PM   #3
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The cage needs to be removed. About 5 minutes, no big deal.
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The cage needs to be removed. About 5 minutes, no big deal.
X2. Pop the cage off and set out of way. Very easy process.

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Old 09-27-2014, 08:03 PM   #5
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Clean and oil the bolts after removing them so they come out easier the next time.
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I set a floor jack under the middle of the cage and remove the 4 bolts, then let it down with the jack and roll it towards the rear of the coach so it's out of the way. R&R the oil filter and then roll the cage back in, raise it up and reinstall the bolts. Once you do it a couple times it becomes pretty easy.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:33 PM   #7
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Thanks to all of you for the response. I appreciate your replies. I was hoping that I had just overlooked an obvious, easy method. It really was no big deal to remove the cage.

Thanks again to everyone.
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