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22.12.2015
Nothing major here, but I thought I would pass along some pictures from my first oil change. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 uses a drop in style filter that makes installing a new filter a snap and can be changed without even laying under the Jeep. After the cover is removed locate the oil filter cap and using a 24mm socket remove the cap.
NOTE: Some vehicles may be high enough off the ground to reach the oil filter and oil pan and may not require raising the vehicle. How to change the motor oil and replace the filter on a twelfth generation 2009-2014 Ford F-150 truck with the Coyote 5.0L V8 engine. Regular motor oil and filter changes can minimize engine wear and prolong the life of your engine.
For optimum protection, the oil and filter should be changed every 3 to 6 months or 3000 miles, whichever comes first, or according to the recommended service schedule in your owners manual.
CAUTION: DO NOT crawl under the vehicle unless it is adequately supported on car stands, or supported with a pair of safety stands, never just a jack alone. Oil will usually squirt out several inches if the drain plug is located on the side rather than the bottom of the oil pan, so be sure to position your catch pan accordingly. Protect your fingers with a rag if the oil is hot, then quickly twist the plug the rest of the way out. TIP: If you accidentally drop the drain plug into the catch pan, you can fish it out with a magnetic grabber. NOTE: If the drain plug leaks and the threads are damaged, self-tapping repair plugs are available in most auto parts stores.
NOTE: If a spin-on filter was overtightened the last time the oil was changed, it may be difficult to loosen. CAUTION: The one thing you should never do is skip changing the filter because it is too hard to remove. TIP: You can't do this with a sideways mounted oil filter, but if the filter is mounted vertically, you can add some fresh oil to the filter before it goes on. If you accidentally overfill your engine with too much oil, remove the excess by opening the drain plug on the bottom of the oil pan to let out some oil. SHOULD YOU SKIP ALL OF THIS AND JUST TAKE YOUR CAR OR TRUCK TO A QUICK LUBE SHOP, REPAIR SHOP OR DEALERSHIP FOR AN OIL CHANGE?


If you are not trying to save money by changing your oil yourself, having the oil changed at a service facility is a heck of a lot easier and faster, and it eliminates the problem of getting rid of the old oil. I have no qualms about having my oil changed at an independent repair shop or a new car dealership, but I do have some reservations about quick lube shops.
Quick Lube shops make their money on volume, which means they have to do a LOT of oil changes every day to turn a profit. One of the problems with quick lube shops is that they hire minimum wage employees to change your oil. If the person who changes your oil does not take their job seriously, or is careless about how they tighten the drain plug on your oil pan or your oil filter, they can cause real problems for you and their employer. Dishonest shop managers and oil distributors can increase their profits by using cheaper grades of oil instead of quality name-brand oils. Do the 4.6 liter motors use a spin on filter or are they using the cartridge type filter like that on the 5.7 ?? Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic. No real issues, execpt that the oil filter wrech fit the new Fram but not the OEM Hyundai filter. Position floor jack in place, entering from the driver's side of the vehicle and centering it on the cross beam. Reaching in under the front of the vehicle, carefully install jackstands near the left and right sides. Carefully drive vehicle onto ramps, place vehicle in Park, secure parking brake and turn off ignition. With a clean shop rag, reach up and clean around the contact area of the oil filter mounting plate. Position your catch pan under the engine so it will catch the oil as it drains out of the engine.
When the oil has finished draining, replace the drain plug and tighten it (turn it clockwise). Locate the oil filter and loosen it by turning it counterclockwise with your filter wrench.


Place a few drops of fresh oil on your finger and wipe it around the rubber seal on the new oil filter. Mark down the date, mileage, brand and viscosity of oil you used to change the oil so you'll know when to change the oil again. Slowly raise the jack enough to slightly lift the vehicle, then re-check that the jack is still centered front to back on the beam.
I also usually "pre-oil" the filter, putting in just enough oil so that it won't spill out when being reinstalled.
I drain mine into plastic 2-gallon empty laundry detergent bottles and take them to the recycling center a couple times a year. It splashed onto the engine shield too so be sure and clean it thoroughly before buttoning things up. If on a slope it is recommended to place blocks under the rear wheels for additional safety. Remove the drain plug (counter clockwise) and let oil drain, preferably for at least 15-20 minutes. Putting in less oil than recommended is not really necessary when the filter has been changed and the oil left to drain for the proper amount of time.
Do not rev engine immediately, let it run for a couple minutes and then rpm's can be raised up a bit to circulate the oil. There are valleys and foam in the shield that will hold oil and may look like a leak afterwards. Next, raise the jack just enough to slightly take the pressure off of the jack stands and securely lock the jack. With a flashlight, and staying clear of engine fan and belts, check the areas around the top of the filter for any leakage. It is normal for small amounts of USED oil to drip onto the floor in the next day or so after the change, especially if the area around filter was not thoroughly cleaned.



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