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Remote oil filter add?

I have the 5.7 Hemi. I have installed the Fumoto valve and it is great for oil changes. Now the only messy part is changing the oil filter. No I do not want anyone else changing my oil, even if they pay ME. So has anyone installed an oil filter relocation kit and how do you like it. Especially on a 5.7. Pictures a bonus.

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I searched other forums and saw some filter relocations on Dodge etc, but looking in the engine bay of the commander 5.7 it is very crowded in there by the filter. Or does anyone have a good way to prevent the mess of the filter removal? I saw things from tin foil to plastic bags to WW fluid bottle cut up.

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Didn't realize it was hard with the hemi. Mine is super easy on the 3.7l, even has a little plastic channel to direct the oil down into a pan and keep the chassis clean.
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Depending on where the end of the filter is, you may be able to punch a hole in it and mostly drain it before removing it.

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Didn't realize it was hard with the hemi. Mine is super easy on the 3.7l, even has a little plastic channel to direct the oil down into a pan and keep the chassis clean.
It isn't hard on the hemi, just messy. Yes there is a little plastic tray and spout under the filter that tries to direct it but it also drips all over some hoses and the frame. You can get a cap wrench on the end of the filter, but just to loosen it, again the easy part. I had to remove the shield under the engine to replace the oil pressure sending unit and the top side of that shield was just full of old drain oil from the filter area. All my older cars - about 15 of them never were this messy.

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Filter trough

I also Change my own oil and thought that the trough on the 2010 worked pretty well.

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Oh, if you want to make oil changes easier get a fumoto oil drain valve. I don't need a single tool to change my oil, and since it's lifted I don't even need to get out a jack...

I'd see where people have installed their catch cans. That might give you a good idea. Hose routing would obviously be different, but location and brackets are probably helpful.

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Cheap lowe's L bracket mounted on a strut bolt and some pipe clamps. Don'y have a fined pic but it looks good.
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did my install a tad differently than some of the configs i have seen posted here.

first off i went with their black anodized finish to try to match much of the engine compartment color. also i decided to use their special billet strut-bar mounting bracket.

i clocked the elbows a little differently to make the install look a little better, also wrapped a bead of friction tape around the strut bar to protect the finish in case i remove the system.

i was impressed at the quality of the catch can and the coating and how well the bracket makes the install so quick and simple. now, let's see how much oil i catch from being ingested.

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Here is what I did. I took a peace of 1" steal, bent it to a 90 with a vise and hammer, drilled a hole at each end, and painted it to match my Jeep. It was super easy and didn't cost me anything I did not already have. I used one of the bolts from the passenger side strut for the mounting location. Enjoy










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OK found another solution, they make a No Mess Oil Filter Wrench by Eastwood - #13951 for the commander 5.7, also called large. It is a cap filter wrench which fits several sizes and has a flexible cover that looks like a corrugated plastic pipe to catch the oil mess. It sells for about $15. My next oil change will be in about 9 months and may get one to try. I had an idea to make something like it but see its already a product. Reviews on it are few and not too good. Cheaper and easier than moving the filter. One thought though is the hemi filter is not straight down but angled a fair amount. Also when wrangling the filter out it may tip too much and spill and be worse than without it. Has anyone else tried one?
Another thought is making that little drain pan already under the filter larger to better catch the oil and possibly a piece of tubing attached to route past the hoses and frame. How can that present drain pan be removed?
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Ok I changed the oil again. I didn't buy one of those fancy wrenches above. The filter again was a messy operation. The oil drips down on the hoses and then on the left front of the rock shield under the engine and continues to drip on my garage floor for days. When done with the oil change I pulled the rock shield off and cleaned it up, 11 years of crud and oil on it. Then I cut a small section off the right front corner, that is where the oil from the filter drips into the top of the cover. Not worried about rocks the only time I off road is when I drive off the edge of the driveway. Here is a picture of the cut on the cover.
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What I do on my Mack dump truck is I punch a drain hole in a suitable place on the ( end or bottom ) of the filter and drain the oil before I take the filter off because with filters this large you can make a heck of a mess. If you use this method you might give the filter a little turn before you drain the oil, one time while changing the oil on the Mack I ran into a problem , on the previous oil change I got one filter a little to tight and after I drained the oil out of it all's the filter wanted to do was crush when I tried to take it off so I break them loose before I drain them now.

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