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Where is the oil filter located? Where does the oil drain from?

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The oil filter is Almost always on the passenger side lower half of the engine. If it is external ( on the outside of the engine) it should be the size of a pop can only a little shorter and a little fatter. The oil drain plug is located at the bottom of your oil pan. It's the pan on the bottom of the engine.

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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.
Step 4: Remove oil cap. (Located on top on engine)
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
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

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On a 1994 Honda Accord is the oil filter located on the passenger or driver side of the engine?

Fig. 1: Oil filter and drain bolt locations on 4-cylinder models 86801050.gif
Fig. 2: Oil filter and drain bolt locations on 6-cylinder models 86801051.gif

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What do I need to change the oil myself?

  1. First off, determine if changing oil in your vehicles is something that you really want to do if you have never done so before. There are some up-front expenses that must be considered to perform the work safely and you must have a location to perform the work too. To purchase the tools required and perform only a single oil change would not be very economical. But, changing oil over the life of each vehicle will average the cost of the tools so they end up being very inexpensive.

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  5. Step 5 Back to the top of the engine, pour your fresh oil into the oil fill and once you have completed that, replace your dipstick. Start the engine and allow it to idle. Check for any oil leaks by looking under the engine area, but do not go underneath the car with it running. Everything should be good and you can now lower the car to the ground.
  6. Step 6 Your last step is to recycle your used oil and filter. Place the used oil in your disposal can and also drain as much oil from the filter as possible. Place the used filter in a plastic grocery bag and take both back to the auto parts store or your local recycling center for proper disposal.
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What are the step by step instructions to change my oil in my 2008 Chevy Malibu LTZ?

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I need to change the oil and filter. What size is

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....

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