The 2003 KIA RIO oil filter - could they make it any more inconvenient ?


DOCTORBILL
10-17-2008, 05:24 PM
I just changed the oil in my daughter's "New" used 2003 RIO we just bought
for $3,500.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/DoctorBill_SCC/KIA%20RIO/2003KIARIO4Dr-1.jpg

The filter is in back of the engine up toward the top...one of THE most idiotic
places I have ever seen on a car !

You have to jack the front WAY UP (use jack stands to be safe!) to get under and
at the filter - then oil dribbles on your upper arm and shoulder while you turn the
filter off !

Then you can't get a filter wrench in there if it is hard to rotate.

The dipstick sure is a screwie thing - all double curved and such.

I hope that car designers have to service their own creations forever....
(when they go to Hell).

DoctorBill

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