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shot_caller
04-10-2004, 10:05 PM
hey i have a 04 2.2 ecotech that i'm changing the oil on. i don't know where the cylinder is that you plug the new filter into is located, and the owners manual doesn't say either. Could someone please call and let me know if you know. 501-681-0685. Thanks

Mike Jung
04-10-2004, 10:14 PM
I don't know for sure where it is...

But 2.2L Ecotec uses a cartridge type oil filter.

It is accessible from the hood from the front of the engine (I saw the guy reach in & get it from a Sunfire behind my GA while getting an oil change).

http://www.gm.com/automotive/gmpowertrain/engines/ecotec/about/images/engine_front_lg.jpg

Mike Jung
04-10-2004, 10:38 PM
See thread:

http://gaownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=15552

tjc13
04-11-2004, 11:07 AM
Look at the front of the engine picture posted. On the right side there is a big black cap directly below the oil fill cap. This is where your oil filter element is. To unscrew the cap use a 1 1/4" socket and an extension. The filter comes out with the cap, pull it off, and put the new one on. Put the cap and filter back on. Tighten it down, but not too much, it's plastic. You're done.