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- Oil filter change interval
- Why do I need to replace the oil filter?
- What is required to replace the oil filter?
- Step by step instructions for replacing the oil filter with photos
Replacing a car's oil filter is a fairly simple procedure that any car owner can perform, even a beginner. Before we talk in more detail about replacing the oil filter , let's break a little theory to put everything in its place.
Oil filter change interval
None of the automakers speaks about specific oil filter replacement intervals . If, for example, the air filter should be changed after 20 000 - 30 000 km, then no one says anything about changing the oil filter. In this case, it is understood that the replacement of the oil filter must be carried out in conjunction with the replacement of engine oil. The most detailed instruction has already been described in the article. about changing your own engine oil . Follow the link, welcome. Thus, the oil filter replacement interval is equal to the engine oil replacement interval, i.e. on average from 5,000 to 10,000 km. Although many experts advise to change the oil filter after 2 oil changes. But the oil filter is not the part on which to save, the more it costs mere pennies (from 100 r to 400 r). It all depends on the thickness of the car owner's wallet ... well, or its thrift and responsibility.
Why do I need to replace the oil filter?
Like all other filters (air, fuel), the oil filter is designed for cleaning. In this case, the oil filter cleans the engine oil. During operation, the oil filter is clogged with the products of the engine's "vital activity" and its efficiency deteriorates markedly. Because of this, the engine oil is not properly cleaned and the owner of the car in this case can "get" for expensive repairs. That is why the oil filter should be changed . And you need to change in a timely manner, and not when he pleases.
What is required to replace the oil filter?
Any special devices for changing the oil filter is not required. Many have an oil filter remover, but if it is not at hand, then it is quite possible to do with improvised means. In more detail about oil filter pullers we will tell in the next article. How to unscrew the oil filter can be read right here . Also, to replace the oil filter, you will need a container to collect the used oil, a new oil filter, a new engine oil, and some kind of rag, which you should not throw away after work.
Step by step instructions for replacing the oil filter with photos
So the first thing to do is prepare the tools. We will definitely need a key to loosen the drain plug. And if you want to remove the protection of the crankcase of the engine, then the keys for its dismantling.
The second. The car must be driven to the pit or overpass. And be sure to fix the handbrake. You can additionally put "shoes" under the wheels.
Third. Take the container to drain the waste oil. Turn off the drain plug and pour the oil into the prepared container. When the oil is glass, tighten the drain plug.
Fourth. Here is the most interesting. Turn off the oil filter. Ideally, it should unscrew by hand. But if this does not happen, then you already read the instructions for unscrewing the oil filter? After the oil filter is unscrewed, be prepared for the fact that even a part of the oil will drain from it. Therefore, the terra for collecting mining far away. When the oil is glass, wipe the filter pad with a cloth.
The fifth. We are preparing a new oil filter. The rubber seal of the new oil filter must be lubricated with engine oil and the filter must be screwed into place by hand.
It's all. At this point, the replacement of the oil filter is over. It remains only to fill the new engine oil and collect tools. But do not forget that there are other types of oil filters. We wrote about them right here . If interested, then click on the link and look. And we wait.
I would also like to make a reservation about replacing the oil filter cartridge (or cartridge). Above, we considered replacing a non-separable oil filter. But there are also filter cartridges that represent only the filter element. In this case, replacing such an oil filter will be even easier, but additional tools may be required. Instead of unscrewing the entire oil filter, simply unscrew the cap, under which the filter element is located. Then you need to pull out the "insides" and collect everything in reverse order. There is nothing complicated about it.
Video replacement of the oil filter can be viewed below.
That's all, dear friends, thank you for your attention, I hope after reading this article, you will have no questions about the replacement of the oil filter . Do not forget that we have You can buy not only oil, but also oil filters for any car.