How To Change An Oil Filter
How To Change An Oil Filter
This video is a walk-through of changing the engine oil filter in your car. There are many parts to check, tools employed and things to bear in mind but at the end of the day, this will help ensure that your car is in good running condition.
Right, we're now going to show you how to change an engine oil filter and perhaps some of the recommended tools you might find of useful help. Right, we start by loosening the draining bung in the bottom of this one. You will need to get the right kind of catchment tray for the oil as it can be quite a messy process and we're draining the oil like so.
You'll find that all local depots will take the old oil for waste disposal rather than throw it to the bin. Alright, some of the recommended tools you may find useful when removing the oil filter is something like the claw grip there which actually goes around the oil filter. I'll show you with the new one.
It would actually fit around the oil filter and as you tighten it, it allows you to grip and turn the oil filter. That's one particular type. Whereas another possibly easier and cheaper type is like a big pair of pliers, basically, which you can grip around your filter edge and allow you to undo it like so.
There are many other devices on the market as well. That's just to show you two. Once the oil is finished draining, replace the sump in that and retighten.
It doesn't need to be excessively tight but reasonably tightened in the meantime. Let's clean away the residue like so. Right, now we move on to the oil filter.
The oil filter should only be hand tight when fitted, but more often than not, they become tighter due to heat, etc. and now, we remove the oil filter. Be careful because there will still be a small amount of oil inside the oil filter which will run out when you loosen it as you'll see.
Let's just be aware of that and remove the overall filter. There are actually two different types of oil filter. You have this type which is called canister filter which is completely encased inside a metal canister and the oil flows in from this end and back out again where you have the paper elemet filter which actually fits inside the canister on the car and it is just literally what it says it is.
It is paper element. A lot of the newer cars have them only nowadays. When getting the new filter, you need to just prime the rubber round the edge with a little bit of the old oil just to make it damp because that would get a better seal like so.
That's it. Then we reinstall the new one. Again, as I said, just hand tight it.
It doesn't need to get a pair of grips only to tighten it. If you tighten it, it will basically - you can't tighten it anymore. That's it, that's set tight.
Now, again, we just remove as much of the residue as we can with a piece of paper cloth to obviously avoid further dripping on your driveway or whatever afterwards. Right, so now we replaced the sump, we will now replace the oil filter. Now comes the time of replacing the oil.
Right, now after replacing the sump and the oil filter, now comes the time to top up the engine which we do to this area here with just the symbol of an oil can on it, marked in yellow. Yellow means that's something for you to know. So, we get our oil which you can find out which particular oil's in the vehicle by either looking in your handbook or consulting your main dealer and they'll tell you the particular type of oil that your car takes.
So, we place it as we start filling, very carefully not to spill it. We start by putting half the can in first, then dipping on the stick to see where the level is. The dipstick beside the filling knot is marked in yellow for ease to see.
We start by cleaning the dipstick, remove the old residue, now we dip to see where it shows on the stick. You can see it shows there. So, we're very nearly there, just literally to there and that will be full.
So, we top it up with a little bit more oil, again being careful not to spill it. It's better to keep adding oil rather than trying to take some out after you've done filling. So, little enough is the way forward.
So, we dip once again and there, right on top of the mark now, so that shows there's