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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Change Tutorial

I made an Oil Change tutorial because I did not find one anywhere. I know most of you guys know how but a computer nerd like me has no clue so my father showed me. I'm still working on it and any advice is appreciated.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 12:10 PM
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It's a good start for sure, and you'd be suprised how many people just don't know how to do it. And even more who won't admit to not being able to do it.

Just a few suggestions:

1. You might want to specify what size wrench you used on the oil plug
2. I take it you didn't use an oil filter wrench, but alot of times you will need one
3. A magenetic oil pan drain plug is inexpensive and easy to install for a little insurance
4. I personally don't put much (if any) oil in the 4.6L Cougar's filter, because of the angles it has to go through to wind up at the engine block, it usually spills on me.
5. I pull the rubber seal off of the filter and pour a small amount of oil into the channel and then rub the seal itself down with new oil, then re-seat it
6. You could mention something about the oil capacity, starting the car and looking under it to check for leaks, and to always use jack stands and not just a floor jack

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-11-2004, 11:47 AM
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Great info, Fatal. And you're right, something like that is a procedure a lot of us (especially my, uh mature generation) take for granted. Good job!
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Great idea! There are probably a lot of other regular maintence jobs that some folks just don't know how to do. Might want to start a series of tutorials on them. Things like oil changes, mounting a spare (always amazes me how many folks don't know how to do that), replacing worn brake pads and/or shoes, etc...

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