Question about 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
What are the step by step directions to changing the oil and oil filter in a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic?
1. As for parts, you will need an engine oil filter that is made for your vehicle, new oil and something to catch the oil in. Depending on the size of your engine and the type of engine it is, you will want to make sure that you have the correct engine oil that is recommended for your vehicle. Most engine oil is either synthetic or not, and most cars do not need to have synthetic oils. Check your owner's manual though to make sure of which you need. There are many options out there for catching the oil, but many stores sell dedicated oil pans that will hold many quarts of used oil. You may also want to invest in a tool that will wrap around your oil filter to allow easier extraction and installation.
2. With your engine heated up - to allow for better flow - jack the vehicle up.
3. Position the oil pan underneath the drain plug. This is a small plug that sticks out from the bottom of the vehicle's oil pan. You will need a ratchet to remove this. Once removed, watch out for the oil that comes out of the bottom.
4. For a faster release of oil, you can also open the oil cap on the top of the engine.
5. After the oil pan has been drained, you can replace the drain plug and go to work removing the old filter. Make sure the oil catch pan is now under where the filter is, as there will be more oil draining from it. Twist the filter to remove and let this oil drain as well.
6. Now start to prep the new filter. This simply means pouring a little bit of new oil into it and spreading some around the top of the filter with your finger so that a better seal is created. Get back under the car, if required, and then put the new filter on. Hand-tighten and then add a little more pressure with an oil filter tool.
7. After that has been done, you can lower the car and measure out the amount of oil that you need. Pour this into the oil reservoir on the top of the engine. Finally, replace the dipstick and check the level of the oil. If all looks good, you are all done. Clean up with some soap or grease cleaner for your hands and put the used oil in a safe place.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
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