You have to remove the skid plate to get to the oil filter (that's why there are several "quick lubes" that will turn you away). Once you get that off, the filter is pretty much right there, if I remember correctly, it's on the passenger side of the engine (it's been a while since I've worked at one of the quick lubes that didn't turn them away). I'll let you decide if the skid plate is important enough to replace. It can be a serious nuisance removing them, especially if previous oil changes had damaged the original screws and it is being held up in an "interesting and imaginative" manner. BTW if you were wondering about what type of oil, go with synthetic, as previous posts in the group have discussed, it's definitely worth the extra cost.
1997 Chevy K1500
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