DIY: How to change your MOTOR OIL

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Re: DIY: How to change your MOTOR OIL

Post by Matera97 on 2/28/2010, 13:52

Drive your car up on ramps, or jack up driver and Passenger side and support with axel stands. Use Torx Head bit (not sure of size) to remove oil pan draining screw, and drain oil in to pan or bucket. After this is drained, remove oil filter which is located on the drivers side bell housing (also where CrankShaftPosition sensor is located). Turn filter counter clockwise to remove, will spill oil so be careful, use gloves and don't where expensive clothing. Clean around filter area and screw in new filter(unsure of PSI or part numbers). Replace oil pan drain screw(unsure of tourque). Fill with synthetic oil and your choice of mystery additives (Unsure of exact amounts I think its about 6 litres or 7-8 quarts). Turn engine on and run for a second. Oil will fill the filter so you may need to add more oil. Check oil with dipstick to ensure enough oil is in the case. Remove stands or drive off ramps. Admin, I'm not sure if you had something planned for all these topics, feel free to add info or remove.


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Re: DIY: How to change your MOTOR OIL

Post by ARMY_MP_From_MO on 3/7/2010, 11:18

The Torx size is T40. Also, you'll need a 24mm socket to get the cap off the oil filter housing (if you're Catera uses the paper filter).
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Re: DIY: How to change your MOTOR OIL

Post by CateraMV6 on 3/7/2010, 12:17

ARMY_MP_From_MO wrote:The Torx size is T40. Also, you'll need a 24mm socket to get the cap off the oil filter housing (if you're Catera uses the paper filter).

On that note the oil housing also has a square drive which s 3/8 I think, and you can use just you wratchet to undo the housing too.

Also ebay sells magnetic oil plugs for 10$ which are 12-14mm. I plan on getting one of those too.
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Re: DIY: How to change your MOTOR OIL

Post by Matera97 on 3/8/2010, 14:40

Do you guys have any pictures of these bolts your talking about in the housing. Because all I need to was unscrew my filter and screw the new one in. Am I missing parts?
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Re: DIY: How to change your MOTOR OIL

Post by yomincarr on 3/8/2010, 22:03

from the sounds of it yours must be different then ours since its first gen... for us we have a paper cartridge style filter inside of a metal housing...to get to it you have to unscrew the cap on the housing, replace the o-ring in the housing cap, click the filter into the base and screw the housing cap back on.
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Re: DIY: How to change your MOTOR OIL

Post by Matera97 on 3/8/2010, 22:27

Wow, sounds all kinds of fun. My oil changes are definately easier.
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Re: DIY: How to change your MOTOR OIL

Post by yomincarr on 3/8/2010, 22:49

it is, but its definately nice to see what your filter looks like when you take it out.
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