OIL & FILTER CHANGE
The oil should be changed at the intervals specified. The amount of oil required for each engine and model may be found in the Capacities chart.
All new cars should have an oil change after the first 1,000 miles. The filter should also be changed at this time.
- Warm the oil by running the engine for a short period of time; this will make the oil flow more freely from the oil pan.
- Park on a level surface and put on the parking brake. Stop the engine. Remove the oil filler cap from the top of the valve cover.
- Place a pan of adequate capacity below the drain plug.
- Use a wrench of the proper size (not pliers) to remove the drain plug. Loosen the drain plug while maintaining a slight upward force on it to keep the oil from running out around it. Allow the oil to fully drain into the container under the drain hole.
- Use a band type oil wrench, and remove the oil filter. Turn the filter counter clockwise to remove.
- Wipe off the filter bracket with a clean rag.
- Install a new filter and gasket. Lubricate the gasket with clean oil first.
Only hand tighten the oil filter.
- Remove the container used to catch the oil and wipe any excess oil from the area around the hole.
- Install the drain plug, complete with its gasket. Be sure that the plug is tight enough that the oil does not leak out, but not tight enough to strip the threads.
- Add clean, new oil of the proper grade and viscosity through the oil filler on the top of the valve cover. Be sure that the oil level registers near the F (full) mark on the dipstick.