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Old 02-05-2008, 03:24 AM
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Hi guys, hope you can assist?I'm looking to do an oil change and filter change every 6000km as I live in a very dusty areabut I'm lookingand not seeing a sump plug for oil drainage?
 
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:23 PM
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u haft to remove the lower plastic valance under the car first.
make sure u use what oil it asks for .
 
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:07 PM
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STANDARD PROCEDURE - ENGINE OIL AND FILTER CHANGEChange the engine oil at the mileage and time intervals described in the maintenance section of the Owners Manual.
WARNING: NEW OR USED ENGINE OIL CAN BE IRRITATING TO THE SKIN. AVOID PROLONGED OR REPEATED SKIN CONTACT WITH ENGINE OIL. CONTAMINANTS IN USED ENGINE OIL, CAUSED BY INTERNAL COMBUSTION, CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. THOROUGHLY WASH EXPOSED SKIN WITH SOAP AND WATER. DO NOT WASH SKIN WITH GASOLINE, DIESEL FUEL, THINNER, OR SOLVENTS, HEALTH PROBLEMS CAN RESULT. DO NOT POLLUTE, DISPOSE OF USED ENGINE OIL PROPERLY. CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR LOCATION OF COLLECTION CENTER IN YOUR AREA.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
[ol][*]Run the engine until achieving normal operating temperature.[*]Position the vehicle on a level surface and turn the engine off.



[*]Remove the oil filler cap (1).[*]Raise and support the vehicle.



[*]Remove the lower splash shield screws (1) and the shield (2).[*]Place a suitable drain pan under the crankcase drain.



[*]Remove the drain plug from the crankcase and allow the oil to drain into the pan. Inspect the drain plug threads for stretching or other damage. Replace the drain plug and gasket if damaged.[*]Remove the oil filter. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/LUBRICATION/OIL FILTER - REMOVAL).[*]Install the drain plug (1). Tighten to 30 N·m (22 ft. lbs.).[*]Install the lower splash shield. Tighten to 7 N·m (5 ft. lbs.).[*]Lower the vehicle and fill the crankcase with specified type and amount of engine oil.[*]Install a new oil filter. (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/LUBRICATION/OIL FILTER - INSTALLATION).[*]Install the oil filler cap.[*]Start the engine and inspect for leaks.[*]Turn off the engine and inspect the oil level.[/ol]
USED ENGINE OIL DISPOSAL
Care should be exercised when disposing used engine oil after it has been drained from a vehicle engine. See the warning above for common practices and recommendations.
 
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:08 PM
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REMOVAL





[ol][*]Use an oil filter wrench if necessary to remove the oil filter cap (1).



[*]Remove oil filter cap with the filter.[*]Remove the oil filter.[/ol]
 
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Me thinks, if one cannot figure out that the plastic sheild has to be removed to gain access to the drain plug,one should not be changing the oil.
 
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Good point.
 
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