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in most of the cars and that includes your car, oil should be changed every about 5000km, not 2000km, if you drive long distances with constant speed and do not stress engine much, this distance can be extended to 10000km. it is always better to change oil and oil filter at same time.
you could have a blocked vain in the engine this would cause the light to come on. when changing the oil you should use oil change fluid before changing the oil it helps remove the old deposits and they get stuck in the oil filter.. then do the oil and filter change
Hi, you should use energy conserving oil from Mobil One or ELF synthetic
that comes from a container stating, "designed for use in GM vehicles".
You will save money on gas, on oil changes, sludge will NOT form inside
the engine, and everything will last longer.
warm up engine raise vehicle to get under it,locate oil pan on bottom of engine,undo drain plug and drain oil into container,let it drian until nearly nothing comes out,if youre changing the oil filter it is unserewed by holding it and twisitng anti clockwise,fit new filter and fill engine with oil,approx 4.5 litres
If it has an oil filter that can be removed, then it has to be changed at least every other oil change. Better repace with every oil change. Some modern cars as some european sedans (bmw and mercedes) as well as some fancy corvettes and probably vipers, do not have external oil filters and do not even have a dipstick. On this cars, the oil is special to be changed every 30 top 50 thousand miles, but even on this vehicles, there is an internal oil filter that also has to be replaced.
Go to a automotive store and tell them you have a 2005 Mercury Montego and what engine it has if there is more then one model and get an oil filter and the oil. Put the car up on ramps and secure it making sure it won't roll back or fall while you are under it. get under the engine and look for the oil pan which should have a bolt in the bottom of it where you can drain the oil. Drain the oil in a proper container and then put the drain plug back in the pan. Then find the oil filter and unscrew it and remove it.. It could be full of oil so watch out and make sure the pan is underneath the filter. Wipe the base where the oil filter screws on and make sure the gasket from the old filter is not still on the engine. Get your new filter and take your finger and put it in one of your new containers of new oil and spread that on the gasket of the new filter. Screw on the filter until the gasket touches the base and then turn only a little more then a 1/4 to 1/2 turn tops. Do not over tighten the filter. Find out what oil the vehicle needs (probably 5-30) and look for the oil cap on a valve cover under the hood. It probably takes 5 quarts but check for sure in your manual or ask when you are at the automotive store. Put the oil in and put the filler cap back on. Now go start the vehicle and make sure you have oil pressure by either the oil pressure guage showing pressure or the oil pressure idiot light goes off and while running check under the car for any signs of leaks. If no leaks then back the car off the ramps and shut the car off on a level surface. Let it sit 10 minutes and check for leaks underneath the car and check the oil dipstick to make sure the proper level of oil is in the engine. Then you are set.
Always check your air filter when changing oil to make sure it is clean as that helps your engine run better and you save gas in the process. Good luck
It is also best to change oil when your engine is warmed up as well.
Hi Dohn. The save levelto fill you oil is 3/4 from empty on your dip stick. This gives the engine space to breath. What has most likely happened here is, the engine has had too much oil and is trying to find a way out which will end up on your drive or through yor exhaust.