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Engine oil and filter change (Every 10 000 miles or 12 months)
Routine maintenance and servicing / Engine oil and filter change (Every 10 000 miles or 12 months)


1 Make sure that you have all the necessary tools before you begin this procedure (see illustration). You should also have plenty of rags or newspapers handy, for mopping up any spills.

15.1 These tools are required when changing the engine oil and filter
15.1 These tools are required when changing the engine oil and filter

1 Drain pan - It should be fairly shallow in depth, but wide to prevent spills
2 Rubber gloves - When removing the drain plug and filter, it is inevitable that you will get oil on your hands (the gloves will prevent burns from hot oil) 3 Breaker bar - Sometimes the oil drain plug is pretty tight, and a long breaker bar is needed to loosen it 4 Socket - To be used with the breaker bar or a ratchet (must be the correct size to fit the drain plug) 5 Filter wrench - This is a metal band-type wrench, which requires clearance around the filter to be effective 6 Filter wrench - This type fits on the bottom of the filter, and can be turned with a ratchet or breaker bar (different size wrenches are available for different types of filters)

2 To avoid any possibility of scalding, and to protect yourself from possible skin irritants and other harmful contaminants in used engine oils, it is advisable to wear gloves when carrying out this work.

3 Access to the underside of the vehicle is greatly improved if the vehicle can be lifted on a hoist, driven onto ramps, or supported by axle stands.

Warning: Do not work under a vehicle which is supported only by an hydraulic or scissors-type jack, or by bricks, blocks of wood, etc.

4 If this is your first oil change, get under the vehicle and familiarise yourself with the position of the engine oil drain plug, which is located at the rear of the sump. The engine and exhaust components will be warm during the actual work, so try to anticipate any potential problems while the engine and accessories are cool.

5 The oil should preferably be changed when the engine is still fully warmed-up to normal operating temperature, just after a run (the needle on the temperature gauge should be in the Normal sector of the gauge); warm oil and sludge will flow out more easily. Park the vehicle on firm, level ground, apply the handbrake firmly, then select 1st or reverse gear (manual transmission) or the P position (automatic transmission). Open the bonnet and remove the engine oil filler cap from the cylinder head cover, then remove the oil level dipstick from its tube (see Section 3).

6 Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it securely on axle stands. Remove the front right-hand roadwheel to provide access to the oil filter; if the additional working clearance is required, remove also the auxiliary drivebelt cover (two fasteners).

Warning: To avoid personal injury, never get beneath the vehicle when it is supported by only by a jack. The jack provided with your vehicle is designed solely for raising the vehicle to remove and refit the roadwheels. Always use axle stands to support the vehicle when it becomes necessary to place your body underneath the vehicle.

7 Being careful not to touch the hot exhaust components, place the drain pan under the drain plug, and unscrew the plug (see illustration). If possible, try to keep the plug pressed into the sump while unscrewing it by hand the last couple of turns. As the plug releases from the threads, move it away sharply, so the stream of oil issuing from the sump runs into the pan, not up your sleeve!

Allow the oil to drain into the drain pan, and check the condition of the plugs sealing washer; renew it if worn or damaged.

15.7 Use the correct-size spanner or socket to remove the oil drain plug and
15.7 Use the correct-size spanner or socket to remove the oil drain plug and avoid rounding it off

8 Allow some time for the old oil to drain, noting that it may be necessary to reposition the pan as the oil flow slows to a trickle; when the oil has completely drained, wipe clean the drain plug and its threads in the sump and refit the plug, tightening it to the specified torque wrench setting.

9 Using a suitable filter removal tool, unscrew the oil filter from the right-hand rear of the cylinder block; be prepared for some oil spillage (see illustration). Check the old filter to make sure that the rubber sealing ring hasnt stuck to the engine; if it has, carefully remove it. Withdraw the filter through the wheel arch, taking care to spill as little oil as possible.

15.9 Since the oil filter is usually on very tight, youll need a special
15.9 Since the oil filter is usually on very tight, youll need a special wrench for removal. DO NOT use the wrench to tighten the new filter. Pack rag under the filter before removal to minimise the mess

10 Using a clean, lint-free rag, wipe clean the cylinder block around the filter mounting. If there are no specific instructions supplied with it, fit a new oil filter as follows. Apply a light coating of clean engine oil to the filters sealing ring (see illustration). Screw the filter into position on the engine until it seats, then tighten it through a further half- to threequarters of a turn only. Tighten the filter by hand only - do not use any tools.

15.10 Lubricate the filters sealing ring with clean engine oil before
15.10 Lubricate the filters sealing ring with clean engine oil before installing the filter on the engine

11 Remove the old oil and all tools from under the vehicle, refit the roadwheel, and lower the vehicle to the ground.

12 Refill the engine with oil, using the correct grade and type of oil, as given in the Specifications Section of this Chapter. Pour in half the specified quantity of oil first, then wait a few minutes for the oil to fall to the sump.

Continue adding oil a small quantity at a time, until the level is up to the lower notch on the dipstick. Adding approximately 0.5 to 1.0 litre will raise the level to the dipsticks upper notch.

13 Start the engine. The oil pressure warning light will take a few seconds to go out while the new filter fills with oil; do not race the engine while the light is on. Run the engine for a few minutes, while checking for leaks around the oil filter seal and the drain plug.

14 Switch off the engine, and wait a few minutes for the oil to settle in the sump once more. With the new oil circulated and the filter now completely full, recheck the level on the dipstick, and add more oil as necessary.

15 Dispose of the used engine oil safely, with reference to General repair procedures in the reference Sections of this manual.


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