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Six Simple Steps? Our first oil filter change.

For those of you who have never changed a diesel engine oil filter, look no further! Today, we will walk you through the six simple pictorial steps located on the back of the Baldwin filter. For those of you experienced in the oil filter changing department, please disregard.


  1. Wipe off air below hair comb.
  2. Add one drop of oil between filter and hair comb.
  3. Using a mitten, turn filter onto hair comb.
  4. Add one.
  5. Do not use rain.
  6. Do not use cheese or toast either.

Simple, right? ;)) So glad they provided the very helpful illustrations. Lol.

…It only took us two days to change the filter. Well two days to *remove* the old one and about 5 minutes to swap in the new guy. Lol.

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Scott RobinsonJuly 12, 2014 - 11:53 am

Jereme and Kim, That was one of the funniest posts I have ever read. You are absolutely correct, that is exactly what the pictures on the oil filter look like. I have been following you blog for a couple of months and am thoroughly enjoying it. You look like your having fun and photography is excellent.

Jennifer - Luna SeaJuly 12, 2014 - 12:48 pm

That’s hilarious!

LAHOWINDJuly 12, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Thanks so much Scott!!! We were getting the biggest kick out of the diagrams ourselves and couldn’t resist posting our own personal conversation about the instructions. Lol. :) -Kim

Mark and Cindy - s/v Cream PuffJuly 13, 2014 - 2:42 am

too funny!

Mark and Cindy
s/v Cream Puff

Mark and Cindy - s/v Cream PuffJuly 14, 2014 - 11:30 am

” We never drink our tank water ”

I see now why there were so many empty bottles of Presidente, the local brew of choice.


Mark and Cindy
s/v Cream Puff

Harmony (SV Serenity)July 15, 2014 - 12:14 pm

LOL – I started reading this seriously and actually got to “do not use rain” before I did a double take. That’s just sad considering how many oil filters I’ve changed.

LAHOWINDJuly 16, 2014 - 1:14 am

Haha Mark + Cindy! We have bottled water we use for drinking. We do drink water from time to time. 😉 Just use the tank stuff for showers and washing dishes. You know? -Kim