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Old 03 Feb 2009, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HOW TO DO AN OIL CHANGE

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Iam sure a lot of you guys know this but for the people that dont take a read and see how easy it is this is being done on a Sti Version 6 Classic

TOOLS in Pic1
10mm, 12mm,17mm socket and extension bar and rachet
Oil what ever Grade your car needs
Oil filter and New sump washer
Oil filter tool
Funnel


1)Firstly get the engine up to operating tempeture as oil drains faster when hot and cleans a lot of sludge from your engine when hot.
2)Jack up the car on Level ground and securely place axle stands underneath the car ALWAYS use axle stands to support your car and make sure they can take the weight of your car as dont trust a trolley jack to hold car
3)Remove the plastic under cover their are four 12mm bolts underneath and two 10mm bolts on either side of the inside of the wheel arches
4)You will now see the bottom of engine sump here and oil filter in pic2 you will need a 17mm socket and rachet pic3 to remove the sump bolt BE CAREFULL as oil is hot dont want to get burned take sump bolt off as fast as you can so oil dont run up your sleeve and have your tray underneath you might have to move tray to allow when the oil slows to drips to avoid getting oil on the floor retighten the sump bolt not to hard but not to soft either, using a NEW sump bolt washer this reduces the risk of using an old washer and getting small oil leaks
5)Get your removal tool for oil filter here is a good place to tighten the tool pic4 to remove the filter again watch the overflow of oil here have your tray ready
6)As in the pic below with this oil filter it hangs down from the engine block so as with a oil filter that hangs on the side of most engines you cant fill up the filter with oil so with this filter fill the oil filter with oil cause if you dont the engine runs the risk of when you first start the car it can run with no oil for them long 4-5secs so with these flat 4 engines I would recommend fill the new oil filter pic5 with oil then smear oil on the rubber seal round the filter then clean the lip where the oil filter seats shown in pic6 for a good seal then hand tighten the filter in place then 1/2 turn with your oil filter tool
7)Refit the plastic under cover then axle stand out, jack down making sure nothing was under the car
8)Fill up the engine with oil located here pic7 fill over the half mark between the L=Low and F=Full pic8 and put on the oil filler cap
9)Start the car oil light might stay on a second or two max if you filled up the oil filter as I said earlier leave it run for a fast few minutes looking for leaks under the car while engine running
10)Turn engine off then check dipstick, oil will have dropped due to oil filter taking more oil but FILL more oil up to the F=Full mark pic9
11)Close the oil filler cap and just keep an eye underneath the car for a day or two to make sure NO oil leaks and job done

Engine oil capacity (Non-TURBO model):
Upper level*
Lower level*
*4.0 Litres (4.2 US qt, 3.5 Imp qt)
*3.0 Litres (3.2 US qt, 2.6 Imp qt)
Engine oil capacity (TURBO model):
*4.5 Litres (4.8 US qt, 4.0 Imp qt)
*3.5 Litres (3.7 US qt, 3.1 Imp qt)
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 09:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: HOW TO DO AN OIL CHANGE

Pretty bang on,everyone has favourite oil`s mines motul 300v 15w50.(2000 uk turbo)

I`d have fell at the first hurdle though have to drive mine up onto blocks to get the jack under it
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Re: HOW TO DO AN OIL CHANGE

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Pretty bang on,everyone has favourite oil`s mines motul 300v 15w50.(2000 uk turbo)

I`d have fell at the first hurdle though have to drive mine up onto blocks to get the jack under it
Thats a very good oil aint it used it before cant fault it a bit pricey but you pay for quality yours is lowered sure isnt it
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