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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:38 pm 
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Hi guys,

I have never drained my engine fully of oil before and was wondering how to go about it. The reason i need to do it is because i have noisy lifters and my mechanic said that the sound should go if i drain all the oil out of the engine (by running it out with the engine going or something) and changing the oil filter and putting in some nulon tappet noise additive stuff.

Can you guys tell me what order to do things in and how to do them? i havent' done this sort of thing b4

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:42 pm 
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NEVER run a motor with no oil in it for start.

Undo the sump plug drain the oil, remove the oil filter (will need the rigth tool / filter remover)

replace filter hand tight, remember lip of oil on seal first, user a rubber kitchen glove to get grip on filter to do it up.

put sump lug back in

Top up the oil till full, about 6L, after about 3L add the tappet stuff then finish filling, check level is about right, start motor let idle for a few minutes, tappets should go quite, after letting it stand for 5 mins, check level and for leaks top up if needed.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil drain and change
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:55 pm 
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dnau23 wrote:
Hi guys,

I have never drained my engine fully of oil before and was wondering how to go about it. The reason i need to do it is because i have noisy lifters and my mechanic said that the sound should go if i drain all the oil out of the engine (by running it out with the engine going or something) and changing the oil filter and putting in some nulon tappet noise additive stuff.

Can you guys tell me what order to do things in and how to do them? i havent' done this sort of thing b4

thanks in advance


Maybe what the mechanic meant was to run the car first and get it up to temp. That way it will be thinner and drain out better.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil drain and change
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:10 pm 
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He[X]eN wrote:
Maybe what the mechanic meant was to run the car first and get it up to temp. That way it will be thinner and drain out better.


I can agree with that, dont run it too long, hot oil burns :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:38 pm 
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dont get it on urself :P

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:48 pm 
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You should grab some engine flush, the fortron stuff is goo and its cheap. what you do is put it in your engine, run your engine for 2 mins let the oil get up the top end and the drop the oil and filter. thats the way the dealerships do it. i should know i have done 100's of times.. (and burnt myself on the hot oil) so watch ur self!
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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:24 pm 
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Dellboy999 wrote:
NEVER run a motor with no oil in it for start.


A Valiant engine had this done, was a bet between a ford and Valiant bloke, the guy undid his sump gave it to the Ford guy, drove home, said I'll drive back in a week to get that to prove my cars tougher, he drove home with no oil drove back with no oil, put sump plug on filled her up and she ran like nothing happened.

I'd never try it in my car.

As for running the engine to get all the oil how would that work? I mean I thought once the engine oil rose up to the top it would flow around there for a while.
Sounds to me like your mechanice wants to rip you an engine rebuild! LOL!

As for engine flush, if your donks got high milage i wouldn't use it, heard it often causes leaks then.
Maybe try some Nulon Lifter Free to stop the hydrolic lash adjusters, worked on my car.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:32 pm 
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fairmont wrote:
some advise dont put the new oil in before you drain the old
and dont put it in the spark plug holes


pull your head in moron. i've looked at at least 3 threads tonight and have come accross your stupid comments in all of them. one day you will need some advice and won't need these comments

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:38 pm 
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i'm guessing you need to sell something and trying to get your post count up. either that or the doctor never slapped u hard enough when u were born.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:41 pm 
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prydey wrote:
i'm guessing you need to sell something and trying to get your post count up. either that or the doctor never slapped u hard enough when u were born.

my thoughts exactly!!!!

As for the oil change - I like the hotter the better when draining it, then it is the thinner it will ever get and will empty out really well. If you burn yourself - oh well, such is life, at least you know you have done the job properly!!! :)

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:43 pm 
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:D smarter than you look prydey. but i will still never come here for advise so its all good my friend
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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:50 pm 
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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:35 pm 
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Thanks heaps guys for your help! your wealth of knowledge amazes

I'll do it today, does the 4.0L motor take 6L? if so thats crap because i got the genuine ford iol but its only in a 5L container

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:38 pm 
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Thanks heaps guys for your help! your wealth of knowledge amazes

I'll do it today, does the 4.0L motor take 6L? if so thats crap because i got the genuine ford iol but its only in a 5L container


Yup, just wonderful isnt it, they should have 1L containers too.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:45 pm 
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so i need to go get a 1L bottle too? ok

does the car have to be on a level surface or doesn't it really matter?

 

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