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oil change #436739 Apr 6, 9:11pm Apr 6, 9:11pm
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ok, so i've done about 4400 miles since i bought my car from toyota dealer 1month and a half ago. i think its time for an oil change. My question is, Oil Filter too? and dealer charges 30 bucks for an oil change, i dont think that includes filter cause i didnt ask. And your corner garage mechanic charges about 12 bucks for an oil change. Benefits of going with dealer? oh, and is the oil the dealers use good?

Re: oil change [Re: cloakedpegasus] #436740 Apr 6, 9:35pm Apr 6, 9:35pm
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yup, Oil Filter too. just do it yourself. it's easy. Unless your very not handy at all..then ask a friend to show you how. It's cheaper in the long run.

Re: oil change [Re: eclipseturbogsx] #436741 Apr 6, 10:09pm Apr 6, 10:09pm
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yes, do it yourself. its very rewarding to know how to do things for yourself and i mean it.

oil and Oil Filter should be changed.

if you dont know how, ask somebody to teach you. thumbsup

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Re: oil change [Re: Zero] #436742 Apr 7, 3:19am Apr 7, 3:19am
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just did mine the other day...took about 10 minutes...it is a snap!

BEFORE DOING ANY OF THIS...MAKE SURE THAT THE OIL IS HOT! SO THAT IT WILL ALL DRAIN TO THE BATTOM OF THE PAN!

1. put your e brake on

2. use a floor jack to jack up the front of the car (use the flat plate right behind the front toe hook under the front of the car).

3. jack it up enough so that you can work freeley under the car while on your back.

4. if you still have the under body plastic covering the Oil Filter and oil pan (left of center) then move it so that you can get to them both.

5. put an oil catch on the ground, under the oil plug (located on the back of the pan) and remove the plug. make sure that you move your hand out of the way because the oil will be hot.

6. let the pan drain, then remove your Oil Filter (watch out for hot oil once again). when you have the Oil Filter off, turn it upside down in the oil catch to empty it.

7. *important* PUT YOUR OIL PLUG BACK IN!!! seen too many cars go capute by not doing this little step!

8. take your new filter out of the box and put some oil around the seal on the filter. then put you new filter on(make sure that you do not cross-thread it). thread it on and wait for the filter seal to contact the metal...then give it another 3/4 to 1 full turn (do not over tighten it!

9. pop the Hood and take off the oil cap. refill with 4 1/2 quarts of oil and then replace cap.

10. lower car off of jack and start the engine. let the engine idle for a minute and check for leaks under the car. if no leaks, replace under car plastic and turn off car.

11. pull dipstick and check oil. if the oil is up to the second notch on the dipstick...you are all done. if it is low...add some oil.

12. shut Hood and walk away! (dont forget to clean up your mess!)


i think that is it...it is that simple!
good luck! thumbsup


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Re: oil change [Re: CARBON_SYPHER] #436743 Apr 7, 5:56am Apr 7, 5:56am
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Don't forget to use jackstands before going under the car. And also, the second notch from the tip of the dipstick indicates the max level of oil you should fill.

Re: oil change [Re: TaeMachine] #436744 Apr 7, 9:34am Apr 7, 9:34am
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$12 bucks for an oil change, wonder what kind of oil they use.


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Re: oil change [Re: Chelica815] #436745 Apr 7, 11:40am Apr 7, 11:40am
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Do it yourself. Cheap insuranse. Taks minutes. 4 qts and a new OEM Filter every 3k. thumbsup

Re: oil change [Re: mv6845] #436746 Apr 7, 7:56pm Apr 7, 7:56pm
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allright thanks guys!

Re: oil change [Re: cloakedpegasus] #436747 Apr 7, 8:31pm Apr 7, 8:31pm
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dealer does alright, i used to take it there. dont go to cornor places, they do shit work, i will never do that again, only reason i did was i couldnt aford to do it anyother way, so i had no choice...and that was a bigo tires... i'm going to do it myself this time...which is in a week or so. it is easy, i used to do it with my dad as a child, but now my step dad is an ass bout oil on the driveway. luckily, my sisters pos corolla leaks, so he has no exuse anymore laughsilly

Re: oil change [Re: dansgts] #436748 Apr 8, 1:59am Apr 8, 1:59am
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^^^ kick him in the balls grin

Re: oil change [Re: mv6845] #436749 Apr 8, 7:05pm Apr 8, 7:05pm
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Originally Posted by mv6845
Do it yourself. Cheap insuranse. Taks minutes. 4 qts and a new OEM Filter every 3k. thumbsup


4.5qt for GTS..that's how much i put in mine..i bought the 15k miles Mobil 5w30..and it's great..i do all my oil change..cost 30bucks..but i do get the pleasure of doing it..like Zero said, it's very rewarding once you did it..
5qts of oil 25 bucks, 3-5bucks filter..that's 30..


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: oil change [Re: celicafourotwo] #436750 Apr 8, 10:00pm Apr 8, 10:00pm
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probably a stupid question but where would you place the jack stands?, cause my dad has a floor jack and 2 jack stands and i want to get a little more involved with my car.

Re: oil change [Re: Super_celica] #436751 Apr 8, 10:26pm Apr 8, 10:26pm
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behind each tire thats a place to put them... also when your filling up your car with oil fill you flitter half way up... when you fill it up half way it takes awhile because its soaks in... but if you fill your flitter up half way you built up oil pressure faster so you will have oil faster all through out your motor

Re: oil change [Re: gts_drew] #436752 Apr 8, 10:28pm Apr 8, 10:28pm
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where do they sell redline oil at?

Re: oil change [Re: gts_drew] #436753 Apr 8, 11:30pm Apr 8, 11:30pm
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Originally Posted by gts_drew
behind each tire thats a place to put them... also when your filling up your car with oil fill you flitter half way up... when you fill it up half way it takes awhile because its soaks in... but if you fill your flitter up half way you built up oil pressure faster so you will have oil faster all through out your motor


So you are suggesting to put half of fresh oil inside the fresh new Oil Filter then screw it in?


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Re: oil change [Re: Chelica815] #436754 Apr 8, 11:44pm Apr 8, 11:44pm
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Originally Posted by gts_drew
behind each tire thats a place to put them... also when your filling up your car with oil fill you flitter half way up... when you fill it up half way it takes awhile because its soaks in... but if you fill your flitter up half way you built up oil pressure faster so you will have oil faster all through out your motor


So you are suggesting to put half of fresh oil inside the fresh new oil filter then screw it in?




hmmmmmm. i have never heard of this. gonna change my oil tomarrow. gonna have to give that a shot.

Re: oil change [Re: beano457] #436755 Apr 8, 11:55pm Apr 8, 11:55pm
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I just take it to the Honda dealer and have them do it for $25 since it requires a special tool to get the filter off and you have to get a new washer everytime.

Re: oil change [Re: MptGlw69] #436756 Apr 9, 2:15am Apr 9, 2:15am
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The preoiled filter came from the Moline tractors. The oil pumps would loose prime if they did not pump against pressure/or the filters were not full of oil. Cummings diesel engines had it in their maintenance manual even up to the late 1980's. The half filled filters came from these old timers with engines that had to tilt the filters. If it was full, oil spilled and a mess was made.

There is a delay in the start of ignition (if you listen you can here several compression strokes before the engine starts). No damage will be done if you do not fill the Oil Filter. BUT if you love your car you will...

Now you must ask yourself, what kind of Celica owner are you? Do you want the BEST for your car? It may not make a difference, but your car will see the extra care you are taking! It is therefore logical that it will show this same respect and go the extra mile in return, you don't want to put an empty filter on that baby do you? We didn't think so!

Re: oil change [Re: maingear] #436757 Apr 9, 8:37pm Apr 9, 8:37pm
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*cough* I have a car lift so mine is easy smile even have one of those things to drain the oil into that is pressurized so I can push the oil out when I want to drain it , which does remind me. I need to go home nextweekend and change my oil. smile

Re: oil change [Re: Larry_GTS] #436758 Apr 9, 8:55pm Apr 9, 8:55pm
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have guys i also put oil around the Oil Filter seal why do i do that?

Re: oil change [Re: gts_drew] #436759 Apr 9, 10:13pm Apr 9, 10:13pm
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When I get under a car and change the oil, I ALWAYS fill up the Oil Filter with oil before I put it on. Its not necessary, but its for the benefit for your car. Plus you usually don't have to add anymore oil to the car after it runs. smile

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yup

Re: oil change [Re: gts_drew] #436761 Apr 10, 12:48am Apr 10, 12:48am
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Originally Posted by gts_drew
have guys i also put oil around the oil filter seal why do i do that?


The Oil Filter instructions say to do so. The oil acts as a release agent for the o-ring when the filter is removed.

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Originally Posted by gts_drew
where do they sell redline oil at?


Autozone. At my store you have to ask for it. They keep it in the back.

Re: oil change [Re: racuda] #436764 Apr 10, 10:20pm Apr 10, 10:20pm
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oh ok i never see it in my autozone... never thought to ask them

Re: oil change [Re: gts_drew] #436765 Apr 11, 10:04am Apr 11, 10:04am
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I always use a new drain plug o-ring. anyone else?

also Royal Purple is a bit cheaper than Redline, and probably just as good. well haha some may say the same about a few other oils, but in general you do pay for a high quality full synthetic. I got Royal Purple 5w30 at Pep Boys.


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