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Old 06-20-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Oil Change with Oil Extractor

Haven't seen someone do a write up for this, so ill do one. (Sorry if this has already been done)
No need to go under the car anymore!


Tools needed:
New oil filter (PN: 11-42-7-512-300-M45)
Torque Wrench
36mm socket
6.5 quarts of fully synthetic motor oil
Oil Extractor (bought for $80 from local boat marine store, holds 6.9qts)
Total time: <1 hour

Take out the dip stick.
Oil extractor came with direction to set it up, that is self explanatory. 1/4 inch extension tube goes down the dip stick hole. *Make sure it goes all the way down to the bottom* Main extractor tube attaches to the extension tube and the pump. This is what it looks like at setup:



Next, give it 20-25 pumps MAX. Now sit back and let the extractor do its thing. *Continuous pumping is unnecessary*



The extractor will take about 20 minutes to get all the oil out.

While the extractor is doing its thing you can unscrew the oil housing cap using your 36mm socket with torque wrench. (I thought to myself; will unscrew this cap release the pressure that was built up from the oil extractor? But, i guess not because it kept on pumping oil out.)

Once oil housing cap is off; take out the old oil filter, and the old rubber ring. Put new rubber ring that came with the new oil filter. (I just put the old filter in the box the new one came with)


Once the extractor is finished, take out the extension tub from the dip stick hole. Replace new oil filter into the oil housing, and screw back on the cap to 18lbs i believe.

Finally, put 6.5 quarts of fully synthetic oil into engine.



After completion, run the engine for 5 minutes making sure the oil light doesnt come on. I also take the car out for a drive, usually 8-10 blocks around the neighborhood to make sure the oil light doesnt come on. *If the oil light DOES come on, immediately pull over and turn off the car*

Check your dipstick to make sure oil level is correct

Pour old oil into appropriate container, and dispose in an environmentally safe manner; one approved for your locality.

If no light comes on, your job is complete.

Happy motoring
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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I've been doing this since 2003. Every fourth oil change I drain and replace washer and bolt.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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I've been doing this since 2003. Every fourth oil change I drain and replace washer and bolt.
good idea. Ill probably doing the same thing
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #4
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finally ordered this product for my next change....

bav auto has a good looking one:

also there is a video for use:




the drain plug washer replacement every 4 changes does sound like a good idea somehow.
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