how to change your car\'s motor oil

by:Ultimate     2020-11-27
First of all, let\'s answer this question.
Why did you change the oil yourself?
Because you can save time and money.
You don\'t have to wait in line at the service garage or at the quick oil change store.
For just ten dollars you get the best oil and brand new oil filters.
And, it\'s easy to do, you can train a monkey to do it.
It\'s very simple to change the car oil-Step process: 1.
Let go of the old oil. 2.
Change the oil filter. 3.
New oil.
But before we complete these steps, let\'s answer a few basic questions first.
When will I change oil?
Look at your owner\'s manual.
Most car manufacturers recommend replacing oil every 6,000 miles for normal service, and replacing oil every 3,000 miles for serious service.
I change oil every 6,000 miles, and when I change my car with more than 100,000 miles of oil, my engine runs like a new one.
One thing I did was change a new car after the first 300 mile break --in period.
Then, after that, I changed the oil every 6,000 miles.
What kind of oil should I use?
You won\'t save money by using off-
Because your engine will wear out soon.
Use oil that conforms to the pertroethereum Institute of the United States (API)
Classification SL.
I use Valvoline, Quaker State, Pennzoil or Havoline brand oil.
These premium oils contain additives that make them work better and longer.
If you change the oil before winter, please use the SAE 10W30 weight oil.
This number means that the weight viscosity of the oil will be reduced by 10 when the engine is cold, which helps the engine to start easier. Then when the engine heats up, the oil will thicken to 30 weight viscosity to better protect the engine.
If you change oil before summer, use SAE 10W40 weight oil.
When the engine gets hot, the extra 40 weight viscosity will better protect the engine.
What is the first step?
Let your engine cool first.
The modern engine runs at nearly 300 degrees (F)
Hot oil will definitely burn you badly.
Unless you have some kind of ground hugging a sports car or a low rider, you shouldn\'t get the roof up.
Almost all cars have enough space below to get to the bottom and change the oil.
Step 1: Release the old oil.
Find the drain plug and place a pan under it to pick up the oil.
Remove the plug with a box wrench.
Novice note: to remove the drain plug, reverse it-clockwise. -
If you have a generic doubleoverhead-
Cam EcoTec engine you may have a hard time finding drain plug on all aluminum.
When the oil stops draining, reinstall the drain plug.
Novice note: to replace the drain plug, turn clockwise.
Start the plug with your finger.
If it seems a bit difficult to turn, return it!
You\'re threading. Step 2.
Change the oil filter.
Move your oil pan under the oil filter.
Start with an oil filter wrench and remove the oil filter. (
Novice: Counter
Clockwise, there will be some oil on your hand. )-
The best use is the belt filter oil wrench.
The socket type oil filter tool is used with the ratchet, just like a normal socket.
The problem with the type of socket is that it tends to be stuck on the filter.
If there is not enough clearance around the oil filter to use the belt type, use the socket type tool.
Apply a thin layer of oil to the gasket of the new filter with your finger to make it better sealed. *!
Pay attention now.
If you can screw up the royal!
Install the new oil filter with your hand.
If it seems a bit difficult to turn, return it!
You\'re threading.
Most filters are printed with an instruction, and the filter is circled again after the gasket is in contact.
My suggestion is: screw the filter to \"hand tight \".
Then tilt it up 1/8 to 1/4 laps with the oil filter wrench.
This is the key!
When the vehicle is driving, the oil pump puts the oil under pressure.
If you don\'t have a tight enough oil filter installed, the oil will pour out.
If this happens, turn off the engine immediately!
Without oil, the engine will turn off in seconds.
I changed the oil for the first time and screwed the Filter tight with a wrench because I could get it. Wrong!
The next time I go to change the oil, my filter will not be removed.
Fortunately, I have enough space around the filter, so I hammer a screwdriver through the body of the filter and use the handle of the screwdriver to close the filter. Warning! Don\'t over-
Tighten the filter.
Follow the instructions above carefully! -The GM dual-overhead-
The Cam EcoTec engine has an unusual oil filter at the top of the engine.
Remove the engine intake hose.
This is the right of the oil filter tank, as well as the end of the air inlet tube.
Remove the tank cover using a suitable size wrench.
This engine uses a special filter cartridge. Step 3.
New oil.
Fix the oil filling cover on the valve cover.
I \'ve seen newbies pour oil into everything from the main brake cylinder to the radiator cover.
Make sure you find the refueling cover.
Remove the refueling cover.
When pouring oil, it is best to use a funnel between the oil tank and the valve cover refueling hole.
How much oil should you add?
Look at your owner\'s manual.
Most engines have four or five quarts of capacity.
Don\'t fill the crank box too much.
When you run the engine, the extra oil will be blown out through the PCV value and may turn off your engine.
Tip: If you don\'t know the amount of oil in the engine, add four quarts, then check the oil level and add another quarts if it is low.
Replace the refueling cover. Step 4.
Start the engine.
Yes, I know. I said there are only three steps.
It\'s not really a \"step\" when you\'re done \".
Start the engine and make sure the oil warning light is off.
Check under the vehicle to ensure there is no leakage of the oil.
Turn off the engine and let it set up for a minute and let the oil drain to the crank box.
Then check the oil level with a dip stick.
How to check the oil level: remove the dip stick, wipe it clean with a rag, and reinstall the dip stick.
Make sure the dip stick works all the time, otherwise you will get the wrong reading.
After a few seconds, remove the dip stick and check the distance stuck to the oil.
The \"complete\" Mark is printed on most dip sticks.
Note: I found that the best way to handle the old oil is to use a funnel to infiltrate the old oil from the collection tray into the bottle from which the new oil came from.
When I get a bunch of used oil bottles, I take them to the oil recovery center.
Be sure to mark used oil bottles so you don\'t accidentally think they are new oils. Copyright(C)
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