Extractor Vehicle
Oil Change


How to change the oil
using an extractor.








How to Change Oil
Using an Extractor



Oil is the lifeblood of your
engine, it provides lubrication
for all the moving metal parts
in the engine, reduces wear,
while it provides a cooling
medium, to transfer heat.

Wear and heat are the two
worst enemies of your
vehicles engine.

Read your vehicle's manual
to determine the correct
quantity, and grade of oil
for your vehicle.

When you go to buy the oil,
buy the oil filter as well.
Choose the oil and filter
yourself, or talk to a
counter person for help.

Most automotive stores
have a book located near
the oil and air filters, most
models of vehicles are listed.
This is where you can find
the correct oil and air filter
for your vehicle.

Oil and Filter



Check your vehicle manual
and select the right grade of
oil for your engine.

Save money by buying
the oil and filter when
they are on sale.


The Tools Needed to
Do an Oil Change



There are many different
brands of filter wrenches,
in many price ranges.

You can find many different
types of oil filter wrenches
in most automotive store.

Pick one in the middle of
the price range, one that
looks and feels right
to you.

Extractor



Warm the vehicle engine
up for about 5 minutes, this
thins the oil and helps the
extractor to remove the oil.
Shut the engine off and
proceed with the oil change.

Have the oil, filter and oil
filter wrench ready, open
the hood, remove the dip
stick and oil filler cap on
the engine.

Place the oil extractor in
front of the vehicle and
slide the extractor tube
(slim plastic pipe) slowly
down the dip stick guide
tube. When you hit bottom,
you are ready to begin
extracting oil.

Pump the extractor about
12 to15 times, oil should
start to flow in the tube
to the extractor container.

Check the flow in about 5
minutes, if needed, pump
the handle another 5 or
6 times.


Take this time to change
the oil filter, if your vehicle
is a newer Subaru, the oil
filter is located on the top
of the engine and there is
no need to go under the
vehicle.

The oil change is complete
in about 15 minutes.

Rags and Tools


Have a couple of rags on hand
to wipe any drips or spilled oil.

Latex or rubber gloves to keep
the oil and grim off your skin.

Eye protection.

Oil drain basin, funnel, and
filter wrench


Changing Engine Oil



Park your vehicle on level,
solid ground.

Change the oil every 3000 miles,
(5000 kilometers) or manufacturer
recommended kilometers. to get a
longer life out of the engine.

Warm up the engine before
draining the oil, warm oil
holds particles in suspension
and allows the oil to drain
quickly.

Do not change oil when the
engine is very hot, as the
oil can burn you, the engine
only needs to be warm.

Using the oil filter wrench,
remove the screw-on oil filter,
turning, counter-clockwise.

Use a rag to clean up any
oil around the oil filter.
when removing it.

Make sure the filter rubber
washer comes off with the
old oil filter.

Take the new oil filter out of
the package and smear a little
oil around the rubber seal
before installing.

The oil allows the filter to spin
freely and helps make a
better seal.
The oil filter will remove easier
the next time.

Remove the oil filler cap located
on top of the engine.

Remove the filler cap and pour
in the correct amount of oil.
If you are not sure what the
correct amount is, then stop
and measure the oil height,
using the oil dip stick, several
times, while pouring in oil.
Use a funnel, this makes it
much easier to pour the oil
from the container into
the engine.

The vehicle should be on level
ground when measuring the
height of the oil.

Replace the filler cap, start the
engine and run it several
minutes.
Check for any oil leaks around
the oil filter.

Turn off the engine and check
the level of oil.
Wait a few minutes to let the
oil drip down in the engine
to get a true level of oil.

Add oil if needed.

Keep receipts of oil and oil
filter, and record of the mileage

A small book in the glove box
is very handy to keep this
information.

Use the empty oil jugs to
pour the used oil into.
Take the used oil to an oil
recycle depot.


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