How to remove oil filter housing, Saturn l100

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Old 07-29-20, 12:34 PM
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How to remove oil filter housing, Saturn l100

Car is a 2002 Saturn L100. With the filter removed I was led to believe there would be a 12mm inside bolt head which holds the housing to the block. However, in mine there is nothing at the bottom but a round hole. No sign on any fastener. There is also a sort of semi-circular shelf above the hole. This may serve to explain what is there without a pix.
How do I remove the housing? (There is a slight leak underneath. )
 
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Internet says a 12 mm hex wrench or socket is used to remove the bolt holding the housing. Turn CCW to remove.
 
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Pix are not very informative. There is no hex or other fastener head down there.
 
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My omission. Should have included the hex on the bolt is internal requiring an allen bit or wrench.
 
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Does it have threads in the outer inner edge of the housing? If yes, filter or, cap with filter on it, simply screws into it.
 
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oil filter housing

Housing is cast in block so I ordered a replacement cap. It arrived and stopped the leak. There is a little cupped area where oil con accumulate and it is not accumulating there. I can see nothing wrong with the old cap and gasket whatsoever. It looks like replacing the cap should be an automatic go-to, back when Saturns ruled the road. For such a little thing, it gave me plenty of aggravation.
 
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Gasket wore out. Normal.
Saturns never ruled the road. They were attempt of GM to create American Honda, that only made Japaneses say shindjirarei, when they dissected Saturns.
 
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