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 Post subject: Re: oil change
Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:21 pm 
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A lot of interesting comments, particularly about the engine flushes. I personally have never used it, and change my oil every 3 months at whatever km's. It's easy to remember as it coincides with school holidays.

I always pre-fill the filter, but that is habit from older engines, does no harm

Hot or warm seems to be the way of choice.

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 Post subject: Re: oil change
Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:55 pm 
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i would like to start doing oil changes myself (and sorry for bumping into this thread) but what do u usually drain your oil into, and where and how do you dispose of your used oil?
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Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:06 pm 
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I do mine when warm, and add some oil to the filter.

Get a drip tray from Supercheap or where ever, drain the oil into an old oil container. You can keep a stockpile of old oil in the back corner of your shed then take them to the tip once you have a few, they'll dispose of it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: oil change
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:01 am 
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EVL098 wrote:
Oil changes for me are every 5000kms without fail.
Both oil and filter are done.
I do mine hot so all the sludge comes out.
An oil change for me is a 4 cans of Jack job.
One can getting it ready and dropping the sump plug.
2 cans letting everything drain out. It takes time.
One can to fill it back up after changing the filter and finish off.
I dont prefill filters. Too messy. It only takes 5 seconds for it to fill under pressure.
I get 4.5 to 5 litres out all the time. It just takes patience or a couple of cans.
So with one change being a 4 can job if all 3 of our cars are due at the same time (more often then not the case) I can be somewhat blind by the time Im finished!


That's an expensive oil change :shock:...but worth it I guess :P.

I do mine when it's hot. Go for a drive to get it hot, drain oil and go watch a movie or something while it's draining. Usually get 4.5L or so from the sump, and a few more mLs out of the filter. I usually do an oil change every 5000km...but sometimes laziness prevails and it occurs every 10000km.

 

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 Post subject: Re: oil change
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:17 am 
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I generally drop the oil after a run - 10 000km and filter change.
Not much point doing it earlier with my LPG cars IMO.

No filter prefill - I generally pull the CRT LP fuse and motor the engine over for about 20-30 secs to help the oil get to the valvetrain, then replace the fuse and start the car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: oil change
Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:24 am 
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1- Warm engine till operating temp
2- Remove sump plug and drain oil into tray, allow 20-25 min to drain completly
3- Remove oil filter whilst oil is draining
4- Replace sump plug and fit new oil filter ensuring a light film of oil is applied to the filter seal, hand tighten all the way and back off 1/8 turn
5- Fill with new oil, amount depends on make and model, refer to vehicles hand book
6- Place sump oil into now empty oil container and dispose of at the tip
its as simple as that guys
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