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    Oil Change Guide

    I searched through the forums and teg tips and couldn't find anything detailing what exactly you need (tools, parts, etc.) and how to do it.

    Any help/direction is much appreciated.

    Sorry if this is remedial Teg 101 stuff to most of you--I'm a noobie who wants to finally start doing stuff himself.

    #2
    As far as what you need
    1) Jack
    2) 2 Jackstands
    3) 13mm socket(it might be 14, its been awhile)
    4) Flat head screwdriver(optional)
    5) Hammer(optional)

    It's pretty straight forward, unscrew the drain bolt(13mm or 14mm) and let the oil drain into a bucket or w/e, replace the crush washer(also optional) and screw back in with proper torque. Then unscrew the oil filter(I hammered a flathead screwdrive in it to get it out, it was very tight so this may not be neccesary for you) and there may be some oil drip down so clean that up. Then screw in your new oil filter, add your new oil and your set. I think your suppose to wait to let the oil run thru the internals before firing, so I let my car set for a half hour or so before starting it up.

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      #3
      [QUOTE=4DOORTEG]As far as what you need
      1) Jack
      2) 2 Jackstands
      3) 13mm socket(it might be 14, its been awhile)
      4) Flat head screwdriver(optional)
      5) Hammer(optional)

      It's pretty straight forward, unscrew the drain bolt(13mm or 14mm) and let the oil drain into a bucket or w/e, replace the crush washer(also optional) and screw back in with proper torque. Then unscrew the oil filter(I hammered a flathead screwdrive in it to get it out, it was very tight so this may not be neccesary for you) and there may be some oil drip down so clean that up. Then screw in your new oil filter, add your new oil and your set. I think your suppose to wait to let the oil run thru the internals before firing, so I let my car set for a half hour or so before starting it up.[/QUOTE
      ]

      dam ur drainbolt is 13,14mm..
      mines is 17mm:/

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        #4
        Also, the screwdriver/hammer method of replacing the filter is quite ghetto. Just go to the parts store & get an oil filter wrench....

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          #5
          Originally posted by SiLeNcE2-38554
          Also, the screwdriver/hammer method of replacing the filter is quite ghetto. Just go to the parts store & get an oil filter wrench....
          Haha, yeah... the wrench is like $7 over here, well worth it. Just image your screwdriver going crazy and slamming into the radiator hose.

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            #6
            A little tip: Opening the oil fill cap first lets the oil drain out faster. Also, you can follow this method (Oldest internet artifact ever):

            1. Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree. Write a check for $50.00.
            2. Stop by 7-11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20.00, drive home.
            3. Open a beer and drink it.
            4. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.
            5. Find jack stands under kid's pedal car. Jack car up.
            6. In frustration, open another beer and drink it.
            7. Place drain pan under engine.
            8. Look for 9/16 box end wrench.
            9. Give up and use crescent wrench. Unscrew drain plug.
            10. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil, splash hot oil on you in process. Cuss.
            11. Crawl out from under car to wipe oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
            12. Have another beer while watching oil drain.
            13. Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.
            14. Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.
            15. Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes.
            16. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.
            17. Buddy shows up; finish case of beer with him. Decide to finish oil change tomorrow so you can go see his new garage door opener.
            18. Sunday: Skip church because "I gotta finish the oil change." Drag pan full of old oil out from underneath car. Cleverly dump oil in hole in back yard instead of taking it back to recycle.
            19. Throw kitty litter on oil spilled during step 18.
            20. Beer? No, drank it all yesterday.
            21. Walk to 7-11; buy beer.
            22. Install new oil filter, making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.
            23. Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.
            24. Remember drain plug from step 11.
            25. Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.
            26. Remember that used oil is buried in a hole in the back yard, along with the drain plug.
            27. Drink beer.
            28. Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for drain plug. Re-shovel oily dirt into hole. Steal sand from kid's sandbox to cleverly cover oily patch of ground and avoid environmental penalties.
            29. Wash drain plug in lawnmower gas.
            30. Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill. Drink beer.
            31. Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame.
            32. Bang head on floorboards in reaction to step 31.
            33. Begin cussing fit.
            34. Throw stupid crescent wrench.
            35. Cuss for additional 10 minutes because wrench hit Miss December (1982) in the left boob.
            36. Beer.
            37. Clean up hands and forehead and bandage as required to stop blood flow.
            38. Beer. More Beer.
            39. Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.
            40. Beer.
            41. Lower car from jack stands.
            42. Accidentally crush remaining case of new motor oil.
            43. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during steps 23-43.
            44. Beer.
            45. Test drive car.
            46. Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.
            47. Car gets impounded.
            48. Call loving wife, make bail.
            49. 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.
            Money spent: Parts-$50.00, DUI-$2500.00, Impound fee-$75.00, Bail- $1500.00, Beer-$40.00.

            Total--$4165.00 But you know the job was done right!

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              #7
              but when the filter wrench fails the screwdriver method works wonders

              and my drain plug was a 17 mm i changed my oil yesterday.

              if your lucky and the filter didn't get tightened on there to much you might not even need a filter wrench. just a 17 mm and a pan i also changed my tranny fluid while i was at it.

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                #8
                Originally posted by soontobe2ndGEN
                dam ur drainbolt is 13,14mm..
                mines is 17mm:/
                Maybe mine was 17 I changed the integra's oil about 2 months ago, and the civics last week, the civics was 14mm, and I thought the integra's was too but I guess I was wrong oh well, as long as it gets done

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                  #9
                  Trindol = That is some funny shit right there....done probably 35 of those steps in a day...lol.

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                    #10
                    Holy crap i almost fell out of my chair when I read that.

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                      #11
                      EDIT ...nvm, i was gonna correct that long step by step post! (referring to the last step)

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                        #12
                        How much ground clearance do you guys have to work with after you've jacked your car up? My spare tire jack couldn't lift the car up high enough to get my jackstands underneath (with the jackstands extended to the height I thought would be sufficient).

                        Any of you able to get by using your regular jack without having to buy a hydraulic floor jack?

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                          #13
                          I wasn't able to.

                          Just did it last week.

                          Hydro Jacks are about 20 bucks w/ two jackstands

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                            #14
                            i've never had to use a filter wrench. you're not really supposed to tighten them that much anyway

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                              #15
                              Yeah i get my filter off by hand. No tools.

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                                #16
                                i love this stuff

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                                  #17
                                  i just grip it with a rag or news paper for the oil filter, comes right off

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                                    #18
                                    hehe i cant turn it by hand, never

                                    once i had to hammer hole in it with screwdriver, i almost ended up with oil on my face

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                                      #19
                                      then it's too tight. you only have to turn it till it's nice and snug.

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                                        #20
                                        filter off by hand

                                        i always do the filter on/off by hand. i reckon the key to this is to lube the filter gasket with the oil before installing. this will make it easier to get the gasket compressed well, and it will be easier to turn off by hand in a few kmiles. i guess you could tighten by hand the filter from time to time to make sure it stays tight, but this might even be a littel anal.

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                                          #21
                                          if you still haven't done it and want pics here you go.

                                          it's for a g3, but it's practically the same ish.

                                          OIL CHANGE

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                                            #22
                                            i use a little rubber jar opener that we got free in the mail to take my oil filters off or my mechanix gloves, just turn it enough to beak the seal then take my glove off and do the rest bare handed. if you can't turn it by hand it is too tight!

                                            yes it is a 17mm wrench for the drain plug. gotta do Jenelle's oil this weekend, did mine 2 weeks ago.

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                                              #23
                                              why is my drain plug 11/16 maybe thats why my drain plug leaks? i need to get the right drain plug from honda. but the bolt says 14mm from honda you guys sure its 17mm?

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                                                #24
                                                as much as i can remember i always use a 17mm socket for my drain plug

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                                                  #25
                                                  look

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