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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Changing Engine Oil.....

For those of you DIY......run the mada for 10-15mins or normal temp.......This is what u need

Oil filter wrench, 10mm, 14mm, Oil pan not in the pics..
jack up or ramp whatever u prefer..

steel plate cover ...take 4 bolt each corner use 10mm and loosen the bolt to gain access oil filter.


before you loosen the drain plug make sure you take the oil filler cap off first.
then use 14mm for the drain plug loosen it with your finger once loose

let it drain........then fill it with new oil...........enjoy......any comment welcome
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 04:20 PM
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Yes how many quartz of oil..
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If you can only raise one side, i.e., jack or only one ramp available, lifting the left side is more ideal as the drain plug is on the right side of the pan and you will get more used oil out.
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Don't mean to Hi-Jack this post but simply add to it. While changing my oil, and while waiting for it to drain I was looking at our recycling bin when it hit me. I always used a paper funel to fill in the new oil, unfortunately this funel did not have a spout small enough to properly sit inside the filler neck; also when the new oil hit one side or the other of the funel it would wobble back and forth; wind would also have an affect on it's stability. So while i was waiting I saw an empty mouth wash bottle and started experimenting. And this is what i came up with. A funel that fit perfectly and a container that allows me to drain as much oild out of the filter itself before disgarding. Also the funel is ideal to allow the used oil to be poured into the empty container for proper disposal. After i am all done I make sure to clean it all up real good and i store it in a Ziplock storrage bag, ready for next oil change. I hope this helps.
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Due to how our local curbside oil recycling goes, I just an electric motor to suck the oil out the hole for the dipstick. This is similar to what I use:
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They renamed the product since I bought it. You remove the oil when it is relatively warm. maybe 10 minutes after running the engine. The motor has a switch on it that you flip in the direction of how you want the oil to flow. One direction is from the hose to the bucket, and the other direction is for the bucket to the recycling canister.

The vacuum scheme is very typical in garages, though there are arguments that using the drain plug is better. The drain plug, assuming it is magnetized, will attract metal particles from the oil. Reality? Who knows.

I've been using the Mobil One that is supposedly good for 15k miles, though I change it at 7500. The nice thing is if I'm out of town and go over the 7500 mark, I'm not all that concerned because in theory the oil is stil good.

I use that Everything Infiniti mail order place out of Arizona, though to tell you the truth, they are not all that cheap. It only makes sense to use them if you get half a dozen oil filters at a time, plus a few air filters.
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Oil extractors are great, i have a 15 gallon pneumatic at our shop, BUT our Armada's oil filter is still on the bottom of the vehicle. So you still have to get your hands a little dirty.

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Yes, the oil change on the Armada is very messy. Some oil comes out when you pull the oil filter. There is a tray there to direct the oil flow.

Also that skid plate is a pain. I have no clue what good the attachment from the skid plate to the bumper does. It's another annoyance.

My skid plate has enough "action" that it is probably worth having.
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Does the skid plate need to be removed to get to the filter?


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