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I have an 08 EX 3.8L. How do you remove the engine cover to change the oil filter? There is one screw on the front passenger side, but what else is holding the cover in place? I don't want to just pull on it and break it.
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Not sure but if it's the same as the 2008 3.3L cover:

Remove the big plastic engine cover. Use a 10mm socket for the single bolt
that holds it in place then pull the cover up at both rear sides to remove the cover. It may take some force the first time.

There are three interference fit posts on the 3.3. I put a little lube on the top of them to make future removal easier.
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Not sure but if it's the same as the 2008 3.3L cover:

Remove the big plastic engine cover. Use a 10mm socket for the single bolt
that holds it in place then pull the cover up at both rear sides to remove the cover. It may take some force the first time.

There are three interference fit posts on the 3.3. I put a little lube on the top of them to make future removal easier.
I have on 07 3.8 and it is the same. Just changed my oil and it takes some force to get it loose.
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Not sure but if it's the same as the 2008 3.3L cover:

Remove the big plastic engine cover. Use a 10mm socket for the single bolt
that holds it in place then pull the cover up at both rear sides to remove the cover. It may take some force the first time.

There are three interference fit posts on the 3.3. I put a little lube on the top of them to make future removal easier.
Does the 3.3 have one? All the 3.3 I have seen at dealers did not. It was in many ways a funny way to tell if it was a 3.3 or 3.8. As all the 3.8 had them and they said I recall 3800 DOHC. My 3.5 has one and it reads 3500 DOHC. But the 3.3's I saw did not have them nor any say 3300 DOHC I saw. I saw it as yet another way to cheap out on the 3.3 trim more basic vechs then the 3.8. Please enlighten us if you can.
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Does the 3.3 have one? All the 3.3 I have seen at dealers did not. It was in many ways a funny way to tell if it was a 3.3 or 3.8. As all the 3.8 had them and they said I recall 3800 DOHC. My 3.5 has one and it reads 3500 DOHC. But the 3.3's I saw did not have them nor any say 3300 DOHC I saw. I saw it as yet another way to cheap out on the 3.3 trim more basic vechs then the 3.8. Please enlighten us if you can.
My '08 LX w/Sport Package has a big black plastic engine cover.

It has a "V-6" logo toward the front and says "Oil Filter" back and center.
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My '08 LX w/Sport Package has a big black plastic engine cover.

It has a "V-6" logo toward the front and says "Oil Filter" back and center.
Oh ok I see now. Does not say 3300 DOHC, just V6 and very plain. Ok Maybe all the ones I saw were not yet fully PDI'd and it was not on them. AS all I saw were clean bright and shiney alum intake runners under the hood. Oil cap for filling was very noticeable too. Unlike mine where you have to open a round door (like the gas door) in cover to get to oil filler cap.
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