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

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.

If the filter is mounted tight
to the engine wall, you will
need a thin banded wrench.


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
plug on the engine.

Place the oil extractor in front of
the vehicle and thread 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 to
15 times, oil should start
to flow in the tube to the extractor

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

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
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

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


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