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Ok I was gonna change my motor oil on my '07 kia sorento LX 4x4
but when I open the oil filter from the box i bought, it wasn't a typical oil filter(canister) Am I missing something here?
This is what I got from my local Kragen store
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The last time it was oil changed was in JiffyLube 2 months ago and just noticed on my receipt that they DID NOT change my oil filter only the motor oil. I really want to change my own motor oil and but I have never done before, but have an idea how to do it thanks to youtube

I'm a newbie, thanks for your help

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no not missing anything just to young to remember cartridge filters ....you take off the nut on top of the filter housing and when it allcomes apart in your hand and you all go hot and black you will find an oily dirty version of your new amazon filter inside the re usable case......clean it all up and ensure you have a new gasket and off you go ...dont over tighten the nut and chcek for leaks when you start it up and next day
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Thanks for the answer
Can I buy a new housing oil filter? Instead of just replacing the inside filter,
if I can where can buy that?
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no its not a canister type you just replace the paper bit ...dont see a problem ???
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Here is a link summarizing a DIY oil change for a Hyundai/Kia Lambda engine (which is what you have in your Sorento):

http://www.amdmaddness.com/sonata/ts...oil_change.pdf

It shows how the filter cartridge comes out and how to swap it. It's pretty straight forward. One thing to be aware of is 2007 was transition year from a long filter cartridge to a short one on the 3.8 liter V6 (but not the 3.3 liter version). If the dome on the filter cap is smooth like in the pictures, then it uses the older "long" filter. If the cap looks like it has a hex nut molded onto the top of the dome, then your engine needs the newer "short" filter. This is one reason why I buy OEM filters at the dealership.
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Awsome You guys have been a great help, I will post when I finally change my motor oil for the 1st time
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no not missing anything just to young to remember cartridge filters ....you take off the nut on top of the filter housing and when it allcomes apart in your hand and you all go hot and black you will find an oily dirty version of your new amazon filter inside the re usable case......clean it all up and ensure you have a new gasket and off you go ...dont over tighten the nut and chcek for leaks when you start it up and next day
Or too young to know the joy of a 1967 Chevy Malibu with a 283CID V8 and a bottom drop center bolt cartridge filter houseing about the size of QUAKER OATS can (7-8in tall x 5-6in round) made out of 10 pounds of casted steel. That is before you put in a filter that was the size of 1.5 rolls of TP tall. And then add oil. Those were the days of loosen center bolt then finger turn off and stay back when it drops in drain bucket/pan! Or risk bath and dislocated shoulder or head injury. Kids these days right pistn! LOL
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yeah 04SorentoLX, I had a 1961 GMC truck w/ a 305 V-6 that had a canister oil filter and it would kill you if you dropped on your head.It was just as big as a quart jar. Why did Kia go to the canister oil filter on top of the engine? My daughter's 1998 Sephia has the spin on type.
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yeah 04SorentoLX, I had a 1961 GMC truck w/ a 305 V-6 that had a canister oil filter and it would kill you if you dropped on your head.It was just as big as a quart jar. Why did Kia go to the canister oil filter on top of the engine? My daughter's 1998 Sephia has the spin on type.
Well to answer you.
1)The KIA version (on top standing in a open hood) we all know and love now is far less risky then what you and I know of the hell (underneith on your back) version! lol
2)Less waste and enviormental impact from filter media and no steel case.
3)BMW and MB have used and still do this for YEARS! I do not recall a BMW or MB eng that has had a spin-on since the 70's if ever. Both Gas-Petrol/Diesel.

BTW we (family) had a few Chevy and GMC work trucks late 50's early 60's. I recall yes they had the canister from hell. But I also recall the 58 and 59 ones being 350 seris trucks tankers and flatbeds with 305 Badgeing but I6's for sure we never had V6's. And went right into and added in the newer 66 C60 I6 292 Cid tanker with cartridge too that lead to retirement of the 59 350 tanker and a new 78? C65 with a 366 V8 and one quart spin-on. And then retirement of the 66 C60 tanker for a 82? Ford F700 with 370 V8 and huge two quart spin-on. We also have a few pickups sprinkled in there 61? C10 292Cid I6 cartridge and 66 C10 250 CID I6 Spin-on and 74 C10 250 Cid I6 Spin-on and 85 F250 X1 duty 300cid carb I6. I later had the 89 F150 300Cid EFI I6 and loved that. Thou both 300's were nice the EFI woke it up really nice. I did not love my 84 Bronco 302 V8 as much.

So were there two 305's back then with GM ya never KNOW! one I6 and one V6? hell they had in 81 the Caddy Eldo(first smaller after 500cid yrs)/Seville(bigger slantback before the NOVA clone 305/350 V8 run) with the 4.1 V6 and 4.1 V8 side by side in both. LOL

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Since the thread has been highjacked to talk about GMC truck engines, I may as well chyme in. Yes, we had a Surburban and couple of pickup trucks with the 305 V6 growing up. We also had Chevy and GMC farm trucks with the I6 engine, but I recall those being either 292, 300 or 302 CID motors. I think the 305 V6 was derived from the same family of large blocks as the Buick nail-head V8s and the Chevy 409. For a V6, it was a hugh chunk of cast iron under the hood. You couldn't rev them up very high, but had a lot of torque for the displacement. All of them ran like tops until we got rid of them. Dad's only complain was the mileage. Didn't matter how you drove them, they got 8 to 9 mpg. He thought he hit the jackpot when he bought a 69 Chevy pickup with the 350 V8 that got 12 mpg!
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