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Oil Change Type 4 with pics

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by felixqld66, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    There are threads on oils. There is an air cooled specific oil available at a cost. Recommendation is that the oil should have a zinc content.
     
  2. Col Holden

    Col Holden Member

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    Ok thanks
     
  3. Andy.

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    Another tip is to fill the oil filter before installing, just helps the engine to get to oil pressure quicker at start up
    If you do not run the engine regularly, it's also good to drop the oil after a long run to minimise contaminants that can settle over time.
    Richard
     
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  4. chewtah

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    Last quote for an oil change was $150, I nearly fell over. A guy I go camping with changed the oil in his diesel 4wd his father bought him, ruined three(3) good t shirts doing it. They were his dads too.o_O
     
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  5. Col Holden

    Col Holden Member

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    Cost me 400 for a oil change and tune
     
  6. Gordon D

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    OK, newbie question time ... cause I am pulling things apart and didn't want to damage anything ... but how do you get the strainer screen out?
    With the three indentations, is it meant to unthread or just pop out with a little leverage/
     
  7. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Diesel oil is dirty and black. Nothing like a clean Kombi..
     
  8. oldman

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    It’ll just pop out with gentle leverage.... if the strainer hasn’t been cleaned regularly, it may be a little stubborn.
    Go carefully as the are made of quite thin aluminium.
    Make sure that you don’t exceed 9ft lbs of torque on the strainer nut when reassembling....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  9. Gordon D

    Gordon D Active Member

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    Of all the things I got from this thread, this is the one that has stuck in my head for some reason :D
     
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  10. oldman

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    ......and replace the strainer nut washer at the same time.....usually the same size as the sump plug washer from memory, but not usually included in the strainer washer set for some strange reason....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  11. Mr Beckstar

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    And that’s a good thing. If you break the oil pickup it is a serious issue.
     
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  12. Gordon D

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    That is what I did too ... hopefully it is right as opinion seemed to be divided. I also need to recheck my gaskets kit as I couldn't see a compressible washer that would fit the oil strainer plug?
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  13. Mr Beckstar

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    Hmmm, not familiar with alternative opinions on this. In the end, you need a gasket either side of that strainer or it will leak oil, so what you’ve done is definitely correct.
     
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  14. rstucke

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    I usually glue the gaskets either side of the strainer with Permatex. Can use it a couple of times that way.
     
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  15. Gordon D

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    The alternates (including what I removed from my engine) looks like two gaskets together on the oil side of the strainer plate and none between strainer and retainer :confused:
     
  16. Mr Beckstar

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    Seems rather misguided o_O can’t imagine what logic would be behind that.
     
  17. oldman

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    ......The last kit I used, sealed, did not contain the required crush washer either Gordon.
    Seems to differ with suppliers.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  18. cbus

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    Gasket each side is correct.
    2 one side is likely the prev installer didn't check that fitted gasket had released. Bad practice.

    Also a bad kit that doesn't include crush washer. That's if it was bought as a kit.?
    One advantage of crush washer is you can feel it give as you tighten.
    Handy reference for installers not used to 9 ftlb.
     
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  19. Gordon D

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    Yeah - bought as a kit for that motor ... maybe I am not looking for the right washer ... will have another look tomorrow.
    I also don't have a copper washer for the sump plug - which I thought was meant to be in there too.
    Could simply be 'newbie numptiness' :p
     
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  20. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Some " kits " may not have them so its worth buying a few.
    Although I do tend to reuse mine at times with no issues its cheap and good policy to have new ones at least occasionally.
     
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