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There is nothing on new cars that is a left hand thread, so righty tighty, lefty loosey still applies. In the 60's, they had some Chrysler products with left hand threads on the wheels on the left side of the car thinking they wouldn't spin off, well that didn't last long. nobody could figure out the left hand thread part. so they changed it back real quick. Remember, lefty loosey, righty tighty. I have to remind my daughter of that all the time. Hope this helps.

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Righty Tighty. Lefty Loosey.


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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.

Mar 25, 2013 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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How to change the oil in your car


Attention: Read each step completely before you begin that task. Tools Required:
#1: Oil filter wrench or pliers
#2: Small wrench and sockets (Metric sizes for import cars)
#3: Oil collection device (pan or bucket)
#4: Funnel
#5: Cloth rag or paper towels
#6: Jack and stands or ramps
Supplies Required:
-Correct amount and type of oil, and thrust washer if necessary
-Correct oil filter
Step 1: Determine the correct oil type, oil filter type and size, and amount of motor oil for your car. (Information found in owner's manual)
Step 2: Park your car on level ground and turn off the engine.
Step 3: Locate the engine and make the oil pan accessible. (With the use of jack and stands or ramps) Tool #6 required.
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Step 4: Remove oil cap. (Located on top on engine)
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Step 5: Loosen oil drain plug. Collect oil when draining and dispose of properly. (Located on oil pan which is attached to the bottom of engine block, directly below oil cap)
Tool #2and 3 required
Caution: Oil will start to drain and may be hot
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Step 6: Once completely drained (a slow drip), replace oil plug. Install new thrust washer with oil drain plug if necessary. Do not over tighten.
Tool #2 required
kormega_14.jpg Step 7: Loosen oil filter. Collect oil when draining and dispose of properly. (Attached to the side or bottom of engine)
Tool # 1 and 3 required
Caution: Oil will start to drain and may be hot
kormega_15.jpg Step 8: Install new oil filter hand tight. Lube the rubber O-ring on oil filter with motor oil, and make sure the O-ring from the old filter is not still on the oil filter connector.
kormega_16.jpgkormega_17.jpg Step 9: Pour correct amount of new motor oil into engine.
Tool#4 required
kormega_0.png Step 10: Check for oil leaks from drain plug or oil filter.
kormega_18.jpg Step 11: Turn on engine and continue to check for leaks. Tighten oil drain plug or oil filter if necessary.
Step 12: Turn off engine and check oil dip stick to see if the right amount of oil has been added. After removing oil dip stick, wipe clean with rag or paper towel. Reinstall oil dip stick and then remove again to see correct oil level. Then Reinstall oil dip stick again.
Tool #5 required
kormega_19.jpgkormega_20.jpg Step 13: Lower vehicle from jack and stands or ramps.
Step 14: Record the mileage of the car for future reference. (Motor oil should be replaced about every 3 months or 3,000 miles)kormega_21.jpg

on May 03, 2011 | Nissan Maxima Cars & Trucks

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How to change your oil in 3 easy steps


(1) Getting Ready When getting ready, it is important to have the right tools and materials on hand, such as jack stands, a socket set and an oil drain pan. Let your Car engine run for 10 minutes before you drain the oil since warm oil is easier to drain than cold. Make sure you park on a level surface or, if your car has a low clearance, jack it up or drive it onto a ramp. If youre jacking up the car, use two jack stands instead of one. check the type of filter you need against the make and model of your vehicle

(2) Draining the Oil and Changing the Oil Filter To drain the oil, crawl under the car and look for the oil drain plug under the engine near the front of the car. Position your pan beneath the plug then use a socket or spanner to loosen the plug, turning counterclockwise. Once loosened, you can use your hand to remove the plug and the hot oil starts pouring out. Make sure all the old oil is drained into the pan. Once its completely drained, wipe the drain plug and the plug opening. Now replace the drain plug gasket and use a wrench to reinstall the plug but dont make it too tight.

Next, look for the oil filter. They are usually at the side of the engine. Place the oil pan beneath the filter in case any oil remains. Unscrew the oil filter (use gloves if it is too hot) and wipe the filter area clean, especially where it mounts to the engine. Dab a bit of your new oil on the rubber seal of the new filter and then screw it in by hand. You dont have to use a filter wrench to tighten the oil filter.

(3) Installing New Oil Remove the oil filler cap thats located at the top of the engine. Position the funnel at the opening and slowly start pouring in the new oil You might want to check your manual for the proper oil capacity but, typically, you will need three or four litres of oil. Once youre done, put back the oil filler cap. Start the engine, let it run for a minute and then check the dipstick. If you need to, add more oil. Now check for any leaks near the oil drain plug and the filter. If you do find leaks, simply tighten the plug or oil filter.

Youre done.

on Mar 18, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

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Oil change 1994 Cadillac Eldorado


well let me see you have 4.6L engine you need 7.5 quarts of oil with new oil filter.to do the oil change you need large drain pan and oil filter wrench and a metric wrench to remove oil drain plug you need a funnel also.you need first start engine let it run for 5 minutes to warm up thin out the oil so it will flow better.once engine warm up.turn off the engine.open you hood.now safely raise support vechicle on jack stands make sure vechicle parked on solid level ground.place large drain pan under oil pan remove oil drain plug you need a 15m wrench remove drain plug let all old oil drain out until you see slow drip then reinstall oil drain plug dont over tighten drain bolt.then place drain pan under the oil filter then remove oil filter using oil filter wrench or large channel lock pliers.once you remove oil filter wipe oil filter seal surface with clean paper towel.take new oil filter add oil to new filter then install new oil filter hand tight take filter wrench turn oil filter one half more turn dont over tighten will damage oil filter seal.make sure oil pan drain plug is in place. then lower vechicle. remove oil filler cap on the valve cover add new oil to the engine using a funnel to keep from spilling oil all over the valve cover and exhaust manifold.add all 7.5 quarts to oil crank case wait until oil settle down in crank case check oil dip stick oil level should be at the full mark on oil dip stick.dont over fill crank case.once you finished oil level correct crank engine check for oil leaks at oil filter and oil drain plug. if engine running okay you see no oil warning lights you ready wheel and deal.

Nov 20, 2011 | 1994 Cadillac Eldorado

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How to replace oil filter with new 1 on a 1994 honda civic hatchback


The following procedure explains how to change the oil, and filter.
  1. Before changing the oil, see that the vehicle is situated on a flat surface with the engine warmed; warm oil will flow more freely from the oil pan.
  2. Turn the engine OFF, open the hood and remove the oil filler cap from the top of the engine valve cover. CAUTION
    Hot oil can burn you. Keep an inward pressure on the plug until the last thread is cleared, then, quickly remove it.
  3. Place a container under the oil pan large enough to catch the oil. A large, flat drain pan is the most desirable.
  4. Remove the oil drain plug. Allow the oil to drain completely.
  5. When the oil has finished draining, install the drain plug, then tighten until just snug. Use a new washer (if applicable) on the plug.
  6. Move the oil drain pan or use a second pan under the oil filter; the filter retains some oil which may drain when it is removed.
  7. Using an oil filter wrench, loosen the filter by turning it counterclockwise, then unscrew it by hand.
  8. Using a clean cloth, wipe the filter mounting surface of the cylinder block. Apply a thin coat of clean oil to the new filter gasket and install the filter by hand carefully threading it on turning clockwise. Tighten it as much as you can by hand, then use the wrench to turn it an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
  9. Remove the drain pan from under the engine. NOTE: Used engine oil is an extreme environmental hazard. Proper disposal of used engine oil is very important. Rather than dumping the oil in storm drains or throwing it in the trash, you should take it to an approved recycling center. Many shops will accept used engine oil. If you are uncertain where to take the oil, many local municipalities can direct you.
  10. Add the correct amount of recommended oil into the filler hole on top of the valve cover. Be sure that the oil level registers near the full line on the oil dipstick.
  11. Install the filler cap. Start the engine without touching the accelerator pedal and allow it to idle. The oil pressure light on the instrument panel should go out after a few seconds.
  12. Run the engine for 1-2 minutes and check for leaks. Turn the engine OFF, then, after a few minutes, recheck the oil level; add oil. Be sure to check for oil leaks. If you find any, correct them immediately.
  13. Recheck and/or refill the engine with oil. NOTE: If the filter leaks, make sure the old filter gasket is not on the mounting flange. If the old gasket is not on the flange, tighten the filter a little more. If it still leaks, try another filter.

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Feb 16, 2011 | 1994 Honda Civic

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How do i change the oil filter on a 1991 cutlass calais? any special tools?


YOU NEED 4.5 QUARTS OF OIL WITH NEW OIL FILTER.YOU NEED OIL FILTER WRENCH YOU NEED WRENCH TO REMOVE OIL DRAIN PLUG.YOU NEED A DRAIN PAN CATCH OLD OIL.NEED LATEX GLOVES TO KEEP GETTING OIL ON HANDS.OIL DOES CAUSE SKIN CANCER.NOW YOU CRANK CAR UP LET IT IDLE 5 MINUTES TO LOOSEN UP OIL AND SLUDGE.TURN OFF ENGINE.SAFELY RAISE SUPPORT VECHICLE ON LEVEL SOLID GROUND USING JACK STAND.PLACE DRAIN PAN UNDER OIL PAN THEN REMOVE OIL DRAIN PLUG LET OIL DRAIN OUT UNTIL IT STOP DRIPPING. PUT OIL DRAIN PLUG BACK IN OIL PAN. THEN SLIDE DRAIN PAN UNDER OIL FILTER REMOVE OIL FILTER LET OIL DRAIN UNTIL IT STOP DRIPPING.TAKE CLEAN PAPER TOWEL WIPE OIL FILTER SEAL SURFACE MAKE SURE NO DIRT ON SURFACE.TAKE NEW OIL FILTER POUR NEW OIL IN FILTER UNTIL ITS ALMOST AT TOP THEN.RUB CLEAN OIL ON NEW OIL FILTER SEAL.THEN PUT NEW OIL FILTER IN PLACE HAND TIGHTEN IT.POUR 4 QUARTS NEW OIL IN ENGINE CRANK CASE USING A FUNNEL.WHEN DONE.CRANK THE ENGINE CHECK FOR LEAKS AT OIL FILTER AND OIL DRAIN PLUG.IF ALL IS GOOD JOB WELL DONE.

Aug 11, 2010 | 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais

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Whear is the oil drain plug on a 92 previa as the oil change light stays on and their is plenty of oil in boath chambers


the drain plug is on the oil pan under the van. check your owners manual or google oil change reset for your verhicle to reset the change oil light the change oil indicator should come on every 3000 miles and be reset after every oil change

Feb 09, 2010 | 1997 Toyota Previa

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I am new at learning how to do it yourself. what steps do you need to take to change the oil


first remove the oil filter, use a little oil put around gasket of new one screw filter back on as tight as you can by hand then use filter wrench and turn 1/4 trun more, now remove the oil drain plug on bottom of oil pan let oil drain until you see just a little stream, now put drain plug back on and tighten, just alittle dont go crazy tightening, now fill the oil to level put 4 qts and check may use 5 or 6 check your manually or use the dip stick, also grease frt end if you have a grease gun. good luck hope this helps.

Nov 29, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

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How do you change oil in a 2007 subaru impreza wagon ?


  1. Warm the engine up, Remove the Drain plug and drain oil out (Drain plug is on the drivers side of the pan).
  2. When oil is done draining replace the drain plug and install a new crush seal (silvery washer on drain plug)
  3. Next you will need a Oil filter socket. Use the oil filter socket with a 3/8 drive ratchet with a 6 inch extension, remove the filter, it will be full of oil.
  4. Use fresh motor oil and coat the gasket on the new filter and install. tighten filter 1.5 turns past hand tight.
  5. Refill the engine with 5w-30 Conventional oil. (start with 4 quarts than check the dipstick) Subaru recomends havoline as this is what they come with from the factory.
  6. Wipe up any oil that may have spilled on the exhaust cross over pipe.
  7. Start engine check for oil pressure and leaks.

Sep 26, 2009 | 2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Wagon

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Changing oil and filter


If you have never changed your oil before use care:

0.) Safely Jack up vechile
1.) remove oil filler cap
2.) remove oil drain plug on oil pan
3.) Let oil drain into a container
4.) Flush a quart of through with the drain plug removed to get any deposits out.
5.) remove and drain oil filter
6.) install new oil filter(make sure you put some oil on the filters gasket by hand)
7.)Install oil drain plug
8.) Re-fill with oil
9.) Put oil filler cap back on

Hope this helps and again use with care if you have never turned a wrench before, people get hurt easily by being careless while working under a car.

Jun 27, 2008 | 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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