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How To: Change Oil


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#1 KDMShark

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:16 PM

1. Go shopping; 5w20 and an oil filter (you can tell the brands I chose)


2. Manual or auto, you want to pull the e-brake. It's a FWD car, so you want those rear wheels locked so you don't get killed.


3. If you have a floorjack, you want to raise the car from the front middle. The main crossmember is a perfect choice. If you're using the car's minijack, just put it at the jack points behind each front wheel (check the manual if you don't know where that is).


4. Time to keep the car in the air. Hopefully you have a pair of jackstands. If not, do what you gotta do.


5. OK, finally on to the dirty work. Crawl under the car with a 17mm wrench and a drain pan. Remove the stock bolt and let it drain. Grab a beer, because this is going to take a while. When it finally stops coming out, put the bolt back in and gently tighten it. Don't overdo this. (Torque spec unknown at the moment; will update when I find out.)


6. And oil filter wrench would be good, but I ended up just using a huge pair of pliers. In any case, just get this sucker off however you can. Keep the pan under it, because oil WILL drip out.


7. Now you want to install your new filter. Put a little bit of oil on it's rubber gasket (so it doesn't seize on the car). Just screw it on. Again, don't overdo it; 3,000 miles is plenty of time for it to tighten up (and it will).


8. OK, you're done under the car. You can let it down now.
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9. Time to add some oil. Open the oil cap (on top of the motor) and gently pour in 4.2 qts. of oil.


10. Give the oil time to settle and then check the yellow dipstick to make sure you didn't over/under fill it.


11. Repeat about 3,000 miles later.
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#2 Coolguy1181

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:12 AM

make sure you start the engine before you check the level, if not it will appear overfilled... this is just untill the oil filter fills with oil. i personally wait till the oil light goes off and ur set.
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:28 PM

quoted from the shop manual :


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#4 EVOLUTION X MR

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:30 PM

Oh well, I will not have to worry about this for awhile. I have 10 more free oil changes.
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:33 PM

thanks for the addition
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:03 PM

Hey guys, what kind of oil filters is everyone using. Thanks in advance.
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#7 LANCERGTS1

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:16 PM

Hey guys, what kind of oil filters is everyone using. Thanks in advance.
Im using the OEM filter and Mobil 1 synthetic oil.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:33 AM

Hey guys, what kind of oil filters is everyone using. Thanks in advance.
Im using the OEM filter and Mobil 1 synthetic oil.
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#9 Seans09GTS

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:36 PM

Hey guys, is it just me, or has anyone noticed that finding 5w20 oil is pretty tricky. i like using Mobil1 and its a pain in the ass to find in stores, at least the ones near me.

on another note, is it bad to change between brands of oil even if its always synthetic? just out of curiosity. thanks guys
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#10 LancerRA09

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:37 PM

I use Castrol GTX and Fram. I might start using AMSoil
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:43 PM

Whatever my dealership uses as a oil filter. Gets changed every 3000 miles. As for oil, I use Mobil 1
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:33 PM

Mobile one filter with castrol gtx
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:24 AM

i'm stickin with a mits oil filter and mobil one. i
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#14 Seans09GTS

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:02 PM

hey guys, can we use 0w-20? It's the same thing, is it not? thanks
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:11 PM

I'm using Mobil1 10w30 Extended Performance 15k miles & K&N Oil Filter. No Problem, running smooth especially on highway, 110 miles daily
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:13 PM

Thanks PL thats very helpful. Im sad to say I did not know how to change my oil.
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:36 AM

What are your guys thoughts on synthetic vs non synth?

I'm from Canada, and I read that synth is a lot better for cold-starts, because it doesn't freeze as easily?

Thanks!
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#18 KDMShark

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:08 PM

I would always go Full synthetic :)
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:42 AM

Thanks! =D

I went full synthetic all the way!
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#20 sibernetik

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:04 AM

i use Valvoline full synthetic and a K&N filter
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