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Old 11-23-2012
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How to change your oil in less than 5 min

Hey guys,

My newest video is to help those who dont know how to change the oil in their car (specifically their truck). I know I use a lot of youtube how to videos to learn how to fix my car so here is me trying to help the beginers.
It also helps the pros because I might do something that they see and like so they can add it to their process!

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Great Video! I think ill be changing my oil here soon!
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Great Video! I think ill be changing my oil here soon!
Thanks!!! Hope the video helps!
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This might just be me, but I always did exactly what you did, but when I reinstall the filter I tighten it with about a 1/4 turn with the wrench just to make sure it's on.
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The oil filter should only be hand tightened... Otherwise, you might encounter other problems down the road.
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This might just be me, but I always did exactly what you did, but when I reinstall the filter I tighten it with about a 1/4 turn with the wrench just to make sure it's on.
That is what I do as well, done that for 20+yrs on every car I have owned.
Just a turn, no more. Hand tight isn't hand tight to everyone, a little extra like that won't hurt and ensures it is on and itght. Just my personally opinion.

Good video though!
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Good video! Only things I do differently were just tricks I was taught. I was taught to pour new oil into the filter on top of oiling the gasket and then put it on. I was also taught by my grandpa to pour just a small amount of new oil into the engine before you put the plug back on. He says it cleans more of the old stuff out, not sure if it helps, but oh well.
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Good vid man. Short, sweet, and to the point. Well done!
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I don't fit under my truck...lol.. its a bit tight for me fitting under the center of the bumper and between the lower control arms. I drive my truck up onto ramps and drain the oil that way. The oil filter points straight down on my engine which is a plus for mess free draining. I have the bottom portion from a plastic 55 gallon drum for my oil collecting and after that I funnel it into a 5 gallon reusable pail I take to a quick lube shop for recycling. I usually drive a hole in the bottom on the old filter with a center punch and allow it to drain for a long time till I remove it. I can't reach my filter from the top of the engine bay so going under the truck means I bring everything with me, a pair of pliers to remove the cap for the Fram Sure drain plug, some paper towels to clean off the filter housing, a pre-filled and pre-greased oil filter and the drain hose for my Fram Sure Drain plug which is another spill saving device. Its about a half hour from start to finish. I started using those disposable latex gloves a few years ago, I get one or two uses out of them and toss them out.... another way to save on clean up time.
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That is what I do as well, done that for 20+yrs on every car I have owned.
Just a turn, no more. Hand tight isn't hand tight to everyone, a little extra like that won't hurt and ensures it is on and itght. Just my personally opinion.

Good video though!
I wrap a leather belt around the filter to get it extra tight, or to loosen it if its a bit stuck. Helps especially if you dont have a filter wrench, or there isnt a nut welded to the bottom.
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I rememer the first time I changed my oil on my Ranger...

Make sure you remove the old oil seal. They have a tendency to stick.
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I rememer the first time I changed my oil on my Ranger...

Make sure you remove the old oil seal. They have a tendency to stick.
Never had mine stick but good advise. Never thought of that happening...
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Never had mine stick but good advise. Never thought of that happening...
I did on my 5.0 Vert, lost 7 quarts in the driveway in about 10 seconds lol

Funny thing is I did it 2x, as I thought it was related to my shitty drain plug, boy I felt dumb (twice)
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I rememer the first time I changed my oil on my Ranger...

Make sure you remove the old oil seal. They have a tendency to stick.
Dang, never had that happen... Gotta watch out now!
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My buddy (wyldchild) was changing his oil in my garage. When he was finished he started the truck and 4 quarts of oil splattered all over my floor. He claims the filter in the box was wrong, lol. I would almost bet my life that he didnt take off the old oil seal.

He was cleaning that **** up for awhile.
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My buddy (wyldchild) was changing his oil in my garage. When he was finished he started the truck and 4 quarts of oil splattered all over my floor. He claims the filter in the box was wrong, lol. I would almost bet my life that he didnt take off the old oil seal.

He was cleaning that **** up for awhile.
I would be sooooo dead if that happened to me. My parents just got a new driveway and we just painted my garage floor haha. My dad would murder me.
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It is the weirdest place sometimes where you find the oil filter.. The oil filter on that 2.5 4 banger in my wife's 86 Buick Sommerset was pointing down above the engine...what a mess but when we got the 95 Monte Carlo with the 3.1 it had a gutter that drained the oil over the engine cradle keeping the oil from running all over the bottom of the chassis. Thats why I punch a hole in the filter and let it drain to a drip.
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My buddy (wyldchild) was changing his oil in my garage. When he was finished he started the truck and 4 quarts of oil splattered all over my floor. He claims the filter in the box was wrong, lol. I would almost bet my life that he didnt take off the old oil seal.

He was cleaning that **** up for awhile.
It was the wrong filter in the correct box/part number. I took it back to walmart and compared it to another filter and it was wrong. Still shoulda paid attention better though.

And it was like 2 quarts.
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It was the wrong filter in the correct box/part number. I took it back to walmart and compared it to another filter and it was wrong. Still shoulda paid attention better though.

And it was like 2 quarts.
I have NEVER boughten any product (automotive or not) that had the wrong product in the package....

IT was 100% operator error and it was around 4 qts of oil.
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I felt like that when I was in Murray's a few years ago, the girl at the counter check the contents for me. I've been getting MotorCraft filters since I got the trunk and she said that some premium filters had been going out in cheeper cartons...I never thought of that...
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I have NEVER boughten any product (automotive or not) that had the wrong product in the package....

IT was 100% operator error and it was around 4 qts of oil.
Its bought, not boughten...idiot.

And just because it has never happened to you, doesn't mean it isn't possible. Someone could have been checking out two filters at a time and swapped boxes on accident. Who knows. All I know is it was the incorrect filter in the correct box.


And it wasn't 4 quarts, because I bought just 2 quarts to replace the oil that I lost.

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I've had the seal from the old filter stick on the filter base many a time. One thing I've always done is after I've removed the old filter, before putting the new one on, is to wipe the filter base with a clean cloth and if the old filter seal is still there, you'll feel it.

Also, if you're not sure how tight the filter may be on there, loosen it up while the engine is cold. If you run your engine first to warm up the oil before draining and you haven't loosened the filter first and the filter was put on tight, it'll really be tight getting it off. ,
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Good video! Only things I do differently were just tricks I was taught. I was taught to pour new oil into the filter on top of oiling the gasket and then put it on. I was also taught by my grandpa to pour just a small amount of new oil into the engine before you put the plug back on. He says it cleans more of the old stuff out, not sure if it helps, but oh well.
I do the same thing with my new oil filters, dad taught me to do it that way too. I think its better for the engine to have oil all ready in the filter so you don't run it dry for couple seconds.
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I do the same thing with my new oil filters, dad taught me to do it that way too. I think its better for the engine to have oil all ready in the filter so you don't run it dry for couple seconds.
Yeah that was always my logic but really I'm not sure if it makes a difference. I don't know, someone taught me that way, I'll probably always do it that way and teach my kids the same thing.
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Its bought, not boughten...idiot.

And just because it has never happened to you, doesn't mean it isn't possible. Someone could have been checking out two filters at a time and swapped boxes on accident. Who knows. All I know is it was the incorrect filter in the correct box.


And it wasn't 4 quarts, because I bought just 2 quarts to replace the oil that I lost.

Jam it
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