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Changing the oil and filter in Carl the ‘89 Camry. Toyota thoughtfully mounted Carl’s oil filter in such a manner that not only is it easy to access, but it doesn’t pour oil everywhere when you loosen it. My brother extolled the virtues of his WRX for the same reason. Why have so few auto makers thought of this clever idea, mounting the oil filter in such a way that it’s neat and easy to access? The world may never know.


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