Question about 2002 Kia Spectra
Behind the engine in the middle, about 18 inches or so down. It should be easy to see from above the engine as a cylinder sticking out the back of the engine.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: oil filter in civic 97
If you go to a reputable motor factor,
you can only be sold the correct filter for the civic.
As there are soo many variables in engine type, it's almost impossible to tell, oil volume, or which type filter.
However, I will say, be sure that you don't mix semi-synthetic oil, and mineral oil.
Oil changes should be undertaken every 30,000 miles, (unless under extra work load, (in which case, slightly more regularly))
Otherwise, 10/40 or 15/40 grade oil, is perfectly fine.
The trick to not overfilling the oil, is simply just to take your time, clean the dip stick and retry, until you have the correct reading.
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Posted on Jul 29, 2009
Make sure your car is off and cool (cannot have been running for the last hour as the oil will burn)
Owner's manual will say exactly what oil and oil filter to use. Most stores have cross reference sheets as well
You'll need a socket wrench with an adapter for the oil filter and an adapter for the drain plug
You could get an oil filter strap as well instead of the adapter.
Your filter will be located on the bottom of the engine, either on the front or back of it
Remove the filler cap on the top of the engine....
Put a drain tray under the drain pan and remove the drain plug (it will leak oil out as you're loosening it). Do not lose the drain plug as you'll be using it still. Check plug to see if there's any extra metal on it (ie. engine parts are grinding) Let drain and then repeat for oil filter.
Once completely drained, put the plug back in and then poor a bit of oil into the oil filter and then reinstall the filter. Pour the required amount of oil in through the top of the engine and close the cap....
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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