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How To: Oil Change for Newbies.

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain DIY How-To's' started by joe7987, Jun 5, 2005.



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  1. joe7987

    joe7987 Moderator Staff Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    How to change your oil

    The newbie's guide to chaging your oil

    The process is quite simple, even you can do it.

    Things you'll need:
    • oil change pan
    • 3.5 quarts of oil
    • oil filter
    • 17mm socket wrench
    • funnel
    • rags

    First step: Gather materials (pictured below)
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    Second step: Jack your car up on both sides if possible (pictured below)
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    Third step: Locate the oil drain plug underneath the car, plugged into the oil pan (pictured below)
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    Fourth step: Move your oil change pan under the drain plug, grab your 17mm socket wrench and get that baby out of there... let the oil drain into the pan and try not to get any on your clothes... (pictured below)
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    Fifth step: Get under the car and twist the old oil filter off with your hands. If you can't, they make a clamp that fits around the end and assists you in getting it off (pictured below)
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    Sixth step: Reinsert the drain plug after all the dirty oil has been drained and replace the old oil filter with the new one. Open your oil cap and get the funnel in there. Pour 3.5 quarts of fresh 5W30 oil in that sucker (pictured below)
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    Seventh step: Put the cap back on the valve cover, run your motor, turn it off and let the oil settle, then check your oil via dipstick and insert oil accordingly (pictured below)
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    After all of this, take your car out for a spin and make sure everything is working properly.
    You're good to go 8)
     
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  2. 97ej6mike

    97ej6mike New Member 5+ Year Member

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    DE DE DEE!
    lol
     
  3. 99SilverCX

    99SilverCX New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    FYI. Different motors use different amount of oil.
    I was told by a dumbass at Autozone that my B16 takes 3.5 Quarts, I did 3 oil changes before I found out out in a Hanes manual that B16A requires 4.2 Quarts. So basically I ran my engine 9k miles on .7 quarts short of oil.
     
  4. neoc03

    neoc03 I CRAVE CORNERS Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Nice valve cover paint job. Did you do that with a spray can or a gun. Either way looks really smooth.
     
  5. EgHatch93

    EgHatch93 EG Whore Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Ummm Penzoil is the WORST s**t evar :P haha. Castrol FTMFW... Good write up kinda pointless though =/.
     
  6. zach246

    zach246 2 gsr hatches Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    good write up. gutta start somewhere
     
  7. daboyu978

    daboyu978 Banned

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    thanks god for your write up i finally did my 87976456468468468 miles oil changes, thanks!
     
  8. Dough

    Dough New Member 5+ Year Member

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  9. Raabe

    Raabe Hell yea I suck toes! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    TIP: make sure to check that the OLD oil filter gasket isnt still attached to the block
     
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  10. Kaotic_Zeus

    Kaotic_Zeus Most hated man Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    this is fucking old man lol

    i thought joe had a d17?

    and any other oil filter but fram or penzoil filters honeywell is the same as those they're s**t, and penzoil is not that great but it works as long as you change it at the 3k interval. I would replace the drainplug gasket too, if you havent for a couple of changes. use your fingers and wipe some new/old on them to lubricate the new filter's gasket. check oil when the engines is cold


    and man am i bored..but whatever...
     
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  12. littlej988

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    step by step instructions...

     


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