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Oil Filter changed from topside?

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First Oil change for me and the Versa.

Everything I've seen shows the filter removal done from the bottom side.
It always involve removing the 4 bolts retaining the engine undercover.
I didn't want to modify or remove this undercover.

So I simply pulled the coolant reservoir tank up and out of the way.
The reservoir is not bolted but held in place by a small top left tab released
by pushing it back and lifting the reservoir straight up. This allowed easy
access to the oil filter from the engine compartment.

Anybody else tried getting to the filter this way?
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Anything is better than the made in china "genuine" nissan filter.
On my wife's 2009 Nissan versa I change the oil from underneath. I cut the splash guard down the middle. When I took some of the bolts out it was easy to get to the old filter. I use oil filter pliers to remove my oil filter. I like using the Mobile 1 filters with the Mobile 1 advanced feel economy oil. 5w-0

OEM/Oil filter pliers (25320) | Oil Filter Wrench |
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