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How to change oil in vehicles

Drain your oil pan into a pan
take a filter wrench and losen the filter
unscrew the rest of the way by hand
to put filter back on rub oil on the seal on the new filter
screw the new filter on by hand untill it gets tight
tighten 3/4 of a turn more with the filter wrench
pour new oil back into engine(i would use Pensoil 10W30)
And now get your *** back on the road!!!!!!!!!!!

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steps to change the oil


Get an oil pan and place under drain plug on oil pan of the motor, remove drain plug and make sure while oil is running out that you have the pan in position to catch the draining oil. Locate oil filter and remove, sometimes you can do this by hand after wrapping with a rag, but you may need an oil filter wrench. It will have oil in it so be careful as you unscrew it to quickly turn the end with the threads up so as not to spill the remaining oil. Put the filter threads down on the drain pan to drain the filter. Make sure the new filter and the old filter are the same. I would put the threaded ends together to make sure the rubber seal is the same size. Put a couple drops of new oil on the new filters rubber seal and spread. Screw the new filter on being careful not to crossthread it, and tighten down by hand. Wrap a rag around the filter and give another quarter turn to tighten. Replace drain plug at oil pan and fill with oil. Start the motor and let run for 10-15 seconds and turn off and check oil level again, adding more if needed, but dont overfill.

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Please read first, and make sure you have everything( did mine the other day, and forgot the filter. 2 trips) we can get you to do this in one easy trip. I do believe in safety first, and will tell you several times. This job takes no more than 30 minutes for a beginner. first the tools, a crescent wrench, or open-box wrench set( between 9/16th to 7/8th.)for the drain plug, a jack, jack stands(safety first), a couple of rags, an oil filter wrench, and an oil catch pan( can get both at the auto parts store). Now the bigger auto parts stores carry a returnable catch pan, to recycle the oil. From the store you will need the filter (store clerk will help you get the right size, just need model, year, and size of engine) and a large container of oil (comes in gallon sizes now. lets jack the truck up( put a brick behind the rear wheels, safety) and now lower to the jack stand on the frame. do both sides. with the catch pan under the oil pan, remove the bolt on the back of the pan (slowly, as you unscrew the bolt, oil will start to leak out, remove the bolt and let the pan drain. now, take the filter wrench, and unscrew the oil filter(careful, its FULL of oil) and set that in the catch pan to drain. Please check the old oil filter to make sure the rubber gasket is still on it. they sometimes stick to the engine block, and the new filter will leak. time to put it together now. taking the new filter, take some oil and rub it on the new gasket(will help with the seal) and screw into place tighten with your hands only(tight as you can(using the wrench might damage the filter). wipe off around the drain hole, and the plug. screw the plug back into place(only tight enough to get a good seal) do not over tighten, it will strip the pan hole. remove everything from under the truck, and take off the stands. refill the oil to the dip stick. and start the truck. Look underneath for any leaks. No leaks. great. let the truck sit for about 15 minutes, and check the oil level (you started the truck, and filled the oil filter). so add the oil you need, and your done. hope this helps you. very easy job to do

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