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Old 07-08-2002, 06:18 AM   #1
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Question oil change

I did my own oil change today.

How do i know if i put the oil filter on too tight or too loose?
How do i Know if I put it on the right way?
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Old 07-08-2002, 08:05 AM   #2
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I always tighten the oil filter by hand, just grip it really tight and twist... Trust me it will not come off unless yer a total weakling!

There is basiclly only one way to put on the filter... If you got it on another way, I guess you deserve an award or something.

It is hard enough to get it on the right way!

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Old 07-08-2002, 10:04 AM   #3
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and boy is it hard to get off!
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Old 07-08-2002, 10:08 AM   #4
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I know huh?! I always wonder if I am turning it the right way when I try to get it off...

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Old 07-08-2002, 10:40 AM   #5
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Me too! It took me damn near 15 min of monkeying with the filter to get it off last time! Doh!
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Old 07-08-2002, 03:02 PM   #6
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i mean, how do i know if i put it on tight enough so it won't leak?
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Old 07-08-2002, 03:06 PM   #7
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the manual said that if u put it too tight the filter will leak.

I know those damn lightspeed ****s put the oil filter and the drain plug on way too tight i don't think they even used the right filter. and the drain plug looks messed up cause of how hard they torqued it
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Old 07-08-2002, 10:32 PM   #8
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I finally hit 3000 miles today, and I expect I'm due for the first oil change. Do you think 3000 miles is too early to switch to synthetic?
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Old 07-08-2002, 10:51 PM   #9
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Mike, those BANANA hands won't over tighten the oil filter. Just make sure it is hand tight. I think the proper torque can be described as once the seal contacts the manifold turn the filter no more than 3/4 of a turn. Does that make sense?

The synthetic debate...you are going to get a million answers for that one. Some say that running synthetic too early will not allow the gaskets to form proper seals and you will notice small leaks. Some argue that certain cars come with sythetic as OEM so why not convert to synthetc on the first change.

Hope that helps. I swapped to synthetic on the second change. Kapa changed to synthetic on the first. No problems with either car.

Ask Tusin about oil and oil filters.

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Old 07-08-2002, 11:52 PM   #10
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i changed to synthetic at 3000 and again at 7000...and i have to change it again soon...it should be easy with my fumoto valve!
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Old 07-09-2002, 01:07 AM   #11
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I changed to synthetic at 3000 too, but put dino in at 1000 after the break in. I'm almost at 5000 miles already on the car!
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Old 07-09-2002, 01:22 AM   #12
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dang, seems like i have more milage on my car. i've got almost 8700 on the car.

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3/4 of a turn
how much is that
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Old 07-09-2002, 04:19 AM   #13
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but I've only had my car for 2 months and some change...
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This is what I do to seal the oil filter and to make sure it is on correctly.

1. Dip your finger into a quart of oil and lube the oil filter's seal. (you may get some excitment out of this. If you do, you need to get help.)

2. Put the oil filter on, by hand, till tight.

3. Replenish all of the oil in the vehicle.

4. Turn the vehicle on, if there are no leaks coming from the drain plug or oil filter, then you just correctly did your own oil change.

5. Have a nice day. (If you don't want to have a nice day, please email gofvckyourself@idontgiveashiet.com)



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Old 07-09-2002, 08:47 AM   #15
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Hmm, synthetic it is then. Guess I'll have to make a trip to Arctic Industrial. Thanks!

I especially like the part where you get to dip your finger in the oil....
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:25 AM   #16
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1.5 I put oil in the filter too before I put it on .
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Old 07-09-2002, 06:47 PM   #17
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1.5 I put oil in the filter too before I put it on .
I do the samething. I was told that it is a good idea so it is never dry going to the engine. Thats what i heard, and I have seen the guys at arctic import do that.
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