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Joe,

When I did my oil change (at 3,000 miles) there was no problem, I actually used the same oil filter remover tool I use on my 86 Cougar. Came out no problem, just be careful as it will be full of oil since we only replace the filter element in our cars. Other then that go about it normally as you would on any other car. I hand tightened the oil filter cover and gave it a slight tighten with the oil removal tool. I believe the torque settings should be in the owners manual, but not sure.

Carlos
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did you buy the volvo socket to get the cover off? I was sort of thinking of using a universal filter socket (you know the socket with only two sides), but mine is SAE, so not 100% sure it will work. Would prefer to buy a socket that fits, like I know the porsches use a 72 mm socket instead of buying the official porsche socket.

Oh, also, my dealer said the ring between the cartridge and the cover doesn't need to be replaced, is that true? I didn't get any, but I saw it listed as being a recommended part in volvoparts.com
 

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I did not buy any tool from Volvo, I don't know if you noticed in my previous message but I used the same oil filter removal tool I use for my 86' Cougar.
The ring between the cartridge and the cover? Are you talking about the rubber ring seal that goes around the cover? That is included with the filter element and I did replace it.

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err, I did read that but I guess that my mind went blank when I found out that the volvo tool was $50 and that was all that I could think about :> ) I guess all of this would have been easier if I just lifted up my car and took a look for myself. thanks
 
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