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Bloomfield Hills, MI
The front Cats are subject to going bad, esp. if you run regular fuel. This will impact your ability to accellerate when at full operating temp.
The filter is accessed from the top of the motor, in a plastic housing. You need a web filter wrench to remove it. The replacment filters are all about the same. I get mine from FCPGroton on line, or my FLAPS (Friendly Local Auto Parts Store). About $9 for the filter, which includes the O-Rings (be sure to change these). It is a fairly easy oil change. I use Mobil 1 (10W30)... and 1 QT Lucas Oil Treatment. Total cost for a Home Change is about $32.00 most FLAPS will take your used oil.
The key is subject to wear, and getting a new key cut at the dealer resolved the problem for me. Keep the locks lubricated with a good lub, designed for locks.