Originally Posted by fiid
Are there any less invasive options for getting a larger oil filter?
In other news - more feedback:
You mention gutting the up-pipe cat.... My reading (and experience) lead me to the conclusion that this is a serious operation. The up-pipe cat isn't a ceramic model and doesn't smash and drop out easily like other ones... I spent a couple of hours on mine before giving up and buying an aftermarket piece.
I had an aftermarket UP that i got off nasioc that i was going to use, but i like the heat shields on the stocker... so i told myself i'd spend some time tying to poke the cat out of the up... and it took about 2 hours. And that was only using my cordless drill and a dremel.
just make sure to do the wire wheel part because there was lots of metal debris stuck on the edge that had to be polished off to make sure it didn't go through the turbine.