Mazda 3 (BM) Engine Oil Change

Mazda 3 Engine Oil Change

Introduction

Are you looking to change the oil on your petrol Mazda 3? This tutorial will show you how to complete the process in a few easy steps.

Tools and Parts Required

  • Oil Filter
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Crush Washer
  • Hex Socket
  • 5w-30 Oil
  • Flat Screwdriver
  • Oil Pan

Step 1

First lift your vehicle to provide better access. Under the car you will locate a panel with four screws/clips. Remove this panel to reveal the engine oil filter and sump plug.

Step 2

You can now see the oil filter and sump plug. Use a hex tool to loosen and remove the sump plug.

Step 3

Drain the oil into an oil pan. Once drained, reinstall the sump plug with a new crush washer.

Step 4

We will now replace the oil filter. Using the filter wrench, loosen and remove the oil filter. The filter will drip a large amount of oil, so ensure your oil pan is at the ready.

To help reduce oil starvation, half fill the new filter with fresh oil, and screw into position. Hand tighten.

Step 5

Lastly fill the engine with approximately 4.2L of 5w-30 fully synthetic oil. Continuously check the dipstick to ensure the oil is at the correct level.

Once filled, start and idle the engine for a few minutes. Turn the engine off and check for any leaks, and double check the dipstick as the level may have dropped slightly.

Toyota Hilux Engine Oil Change (6th Gen)

Toyota Hilux 6th Generation

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to perform an engine oil change on your 3.0L Diesel Toyota Hilux.

Tools and Parts Required

  • Oil Filter (Sakura C-1121)
  • Crush Washer
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Socket Set
  • 10w-30 Oil (5.5L)
  • Oil Pan
  • Funnel

Step 1

Look under the car and locate the sump plug. It can be found on the back of the engine, facing the rear of the vehicle.

Position the oil pan under the sump plug.

Step 2

Using your socket set, loosen the sump plug and drain the oil into the pan. Be careful not to drop the bolt into the oil.

Step 3

Once the oil has drained from the sump, reinstall the sump plug with a new crush washer. Hand tighten.

Next we will change the oil filter. It is located on the side of the engine, and is easily visible from the engine bay.

Step 4

Using the oil filter wrench or your hand, grasp the filter and slowly turn anti-clockwise.

As the filter unscrews, a considerable amount of oil will begin to drip down the sides of the filter, so ensure you position the oil pan underneath.

Once removed, lubricate the seal of your new oil filter and fill three quarters with fresh oil. This helps reduce oil starvation. Carefully screw back onto the vehicle, hand tighten.

Step 5

Once the filter has been replaced, prepare to fill the engine with fresh oil. You will need to fill approximately 5.5L, checking the dipstick as the engine is filled.

Once you have filled the oil, close the cap and start the engine, idle for a few minutes. Inspect for leaks under the vehicle.

Turn the engine off, and after a few more minutes check the dipstick level once again as it may have dropped. Top up as required.

You have now completed an oil change on your Toyota Hilux.

Mazda CX5 Engine Oil Change

Mazda CX5 Diesel Engine Oil Change

Introduction

Are you looking to change the oil on your diesel Mazda CX-5? This tutorial will show you how to complete the process in a few easy steps. Frequent oil changes are recommended if your vehicle suffers from oil dilution, a common issue with Mazda 2.2L diesel engines.

Tools and Parts Required

  • Oil Filter
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Crush Washer
  • Hex Socket
  • 5w-30 Oil
  • Flat Screwdriver
  • Oil Pan

Step 1

First lift your vehicle to provide better access. Under the car you will locate a panel with four screws/clips. Remove this panel to reveal the engine sump.

Step 2

You can now see the sump plug. Use a hex tool to loosen and remove the plug.

Step 3

Drain the oil into an oil pan. Once drained, reinstall the sump plug with a new crush washer.

Step 4

We will now replace the oil filter. Looking forward from the sump, you will find a small panel to remove. This will reveal the filter.

Using the filter wrench, loosen and remove the oil filter. The filter will drip a large amount of oil, so ensure your oil pan is at the ready.

To help reduce oil starvation, half fill the new filter with fresh oil, and screw into position. Hand tighten.

Step 5

Lastly fill the engine with approximately 5.2L of 5w-30 fully synthetic oil. Continuously check the dipstick to ensure the oil is at the correct level.

Once filled, start and idle the engine for a few minutes. Turn the engine off and check for any leaks, and double check the dipstick as the level may have dropped slightly.

Mazda 3 (BL) Engine Oil Change

Mazda 3 BL Oil Change

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to perform an engine oil change on your BL Mazda 3 with a 2.0L petrol engine.

Tools and Parts Required

  • Oil Filter (Sakura C-1936)
  • Crush Washer
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Socket Set
  • 4.3L of 5w-30 Oil
  • Oil Pan
  • Funnel

Step 1

Raise the car and locate the sump plug. It can be found on the back of the engine, facing the rear of the vehicle.

Position the oil pan under the sump plug.

Step 2

Using your socket set, loosen the sump plug and drain the oil into the pan. Be careful not to drop the bolt into the oil.

Step 3

Once the oil has drained from the sump, reinstall the sump plug with a new crush washer. Hand tighten.

Next we will change the oil filter. It is located on the front side of the engine, and is easily visible. Using the oil filter wrench, grasp the filter and slowly turn anti-clockwise.

As the filter unscrews, a considerable amount of oil will begin to drip down the sides of the filter, so ensure you position the oil pan underneath.

Once removed, lubricate the seal of your new oil filter and fill three quarters with fresh 5w-30 oil. This helps reduce oil starvation. Carefully screw back onto the vehicle, hand tighten.

Step 4

Once the filter has been replaced, lower the vehicle and prepare to fill the engine with fresh oil. You will need to fill approximately 4.3L, checking the dipstick as the engine is filled.

Once you have filled the oil, close the cap and start the engine, idling for a few minutes. Inspect for leaks under the vehicle.

Turn the engine off, and after a few more minutes check the dipstick level once again as it may have dropped. Top up as required.

You have now completed an oil change on your BL Mazda 3.

Mk6 Golf – Bulb List

Bulb List

Bulb Location

Bulb Type

Front Indicator
5202A Amber
Low “Dipped” Beam (Halogen)
H7 55W
High “Full” Beam (Halogen)
H15 55W
Low / High  Beam (HID)
D1S 35W
Position “Parker” Light
T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Front Fog Light (Non – GTI)
HB4 51W
Front Fog Light (GTI)
H8 35W
Glove Box
 T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Vanity Mirror
 36mm Festoon 1W
Front Map Lights
T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Door Mirror “Courtesy” Light
 T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Stepwell Lights
 T15 / W16W / 921 9W
Centre Dome
 36mm Festoon 1W
Boot Cargo Light
  41mm Festoon 1W
Rear Indicators
T20A / W21W / 7440A 21W
Rear Position Light
T15 / W16W / 921 9W
Brake Light (Non – R)
T15 / W16W / 921 9W
Rear Position Light (Golf R)
 Factory Proprietary
Centre Brake Light
Factory Proprietary
License Plate
T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Reverse Light
T20 / W21W / 7440 21W

FN2 Civic Type R – Specification, Bulb & Fluid List

Bulb List

Bulb Location

Bulb Type

Front Indicator
PY21W / 7507 / BAU15s 21W
Low “Dipped” Beam (Halogen)
H7 55W
Low “Dipped” Beam (HID)
D2R 35W
High “Full” Beam (Halogen/HID)
H1 55W
Position “Parker” Light
T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Front Fog Light
H11 55W
Side (Mirror) Indicator
Factory Proprietary
Glove Box
T5 / 17 2W
Vanity Mirror
Fuse Bulb 2W
Front Dome Lights
T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Courtesy Light
Factory Proprietary
Footwell Lights
Factory Proprietary
Centre Dome
31mm Festoon 3W
Boot Cargo Light
T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Rear Indicators
T20 / W21W / 7440 21W
Brake/Rear Position Light (In Fenders)
T20 / W21/5W / 7443 21W/5W
Brake/Rear Position Light  Bootlid (Cars w/o Rear Fog Light)
T20 / W21/5W / 7443 21W/5W
Rear Position Light  Bootlid (Cars w/ Rear Fog Light)
T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Centre Brake Light
Factory Proprietary
License Plate
T10 / W5W / 501 5W
Reverse Light
T15 / W16W / 921 9W
Rear Fog Light
T20 / W21W / 7440 21W

Fluid List

Fluid Location

Fluid

Change Volume

Engine Oil5w40 Synthetic Recomended
4.4L (Oil Change w/ Filter)
4.2L (Oil Change w/o Filter)
Transmission Oil Honda MTF 4 or Equivalent
1.9L
Engine Coolant
4.4L
  Clutch FluidDOT 4
 –
  Brake FluidDOT 4 –
 Windscreen Washer ReservoirWater
2.5L

Specifications

Item

Specification

Spark Plugs
NGK: IFR7G-11KS
Denso: SK22PR-M11SS
Fuel Tank Capacity
50L
Shift Knob Thread
M10 x 1.5mm
Wheel Lug Thread
M12 x 1.5mm
Factory Wheel Size
 18 x 7.5 +55
Factory Tyre Size
 225/40R18

MK4 Golf 2.0L Spark Plug Replacement

MK4 Golf 2.0 Spark Plug Change

Introduction

This guide will show you how to change your spark plugs on a 2.0L MK4 Volkswagen Golf

Parts and Tools Required

  • Spark Plug Socket
  • Torque Wrench
  • x4 Spark Plugs
  • Socket extensions, CV joints
  • Pliers
  • Anti-Sieze

Step 1

Remove the engine cover, and locate the four spark plugs. You can find them by following the spark plug leads coming from the distributor.

Step 2

Each spark plug lead has a large metal end which is secured onto the spark plug. We will gently remove these by grasping the metal section with pliers and lifting upwards.

MK4 Golf 2.0 Spark Plug Change

Step 3

Remove and replace each spark plug one at a time to ensure the leads are not mixed up. This is the removed lead.

MK4 Golf 2.0 Spark Plug Change

Step 4

Using a spark plug socket, remove the spark plug from the engine. You may need to use a series of extensions or CV joints as the angles can be tight.

MK4 Golf 2.0 Spark Plug Change

Step 5

This is the spark plug we removed from the engine, which is in reasonable condition.

Step 6

Install your new spark plugs into the engine. A light coating of anti-size on the threads can be helpful and reduce the chances of seized threads. Gently hand-turn the spark plugs into position, ensuring they are not cross-threaded. Hand tighten until snug.

Step 7

Reinstall the spark plug lead, which will ‘click’ into place. You may need to use pliers again to manoeuvre the leads into position.

Step 8

Repeat this process for all four spark plugs. Once completed, start your engine and ensure it is running smoothly. This will confirm all spark plugs have been correctly installed.

MK4 Golf 2.0L Engine Oil Change

Mk4 Golf 2.0 Oil Change

Introduction

This guide will show you how to perform an oil change on a 2.0L MK4 Volkswagen Golf

Parts and Tools Required

  • 19mm Socket
  • Torque Wrench
  • Oil Filter
  • Crush Washer
  • 5W-30/40 Oil – Approx. 4.4 Litres

Step 1

Raise the car on a hoist, trolley jack, or ramps for easy access to the sump plug, and prepare the required tools and parts.

Step 2

Locate the sump plug on the rear of the engine. You will need a 19mm socket and possibly a breaker bar to remove this.

Mk4 Golf 2.0 Oil Change

Step 3

Remove the sump plug and let the oil drain into the pan.

Mk4 Golf 2.0 Oil Change

Step 4

Whilst the oil drains, remove the oil filter. This is located at the front of the engine, and can be removed by unscrewing anti-clockwise. It will drip oil, so be sure to have paper towel nearby.

Mk4 Golf 2.0 Oil Change

Step 5

Prepare to install the new oil filter. It is recommended to half fill the new filter before installation, which reduces the chance of oil starvation.

Lubricate the O-Ring with oil, and screw the new filter in position.

Step 6

Reinstall the sump plug and hand tighten.

Step 7

We will now fill the engine with approximately 4.4 Litres of oil. When filling the final amounts, regularly check the dipstick to ensure you are not overfilling the engine.

Once filled to the required amount as per the dipstick, close the oil cap and start the car, idling for one minute. This will flow the oil around the engine and through the filter. After switching the engine off, wait 5 minutes and check the oil level again, ensuring you are within the acceptable range of the dipstick. Top up if necessary.

EA888 / MK7 Golf Engine Oil Change

EA888 / MK7 Golf Oil Change

Introduction

This guide will show you how to perform an oil change on the 2.0L EA888 Engine. This engine can be found in many different models, including the 8V Audi S3, MK3 Skoda Superb, MK3 Skoda Octavia, MK7 Golf GTI / R and more.

Our demonstration vehicle is a MK7 Golf R.

Parts and Tools Required

  • 32mm Socket
  • Torque Wrench
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Genuine Oil Filter – 06L115562
  • Genuine Sump Plug – 06L103801
  • 5W-30/40 Oil with the VW 504.00 Approval – 5.7 Litres

You can purchase the Oil Filter and Sump Plug via our website

Step 1

Raise the car on a hoist, trolley jack, or ramps for easy access to the sump plug at a later stage.

First we will change the oil filter. Remove the engine cover and locate the oil filter housing.

Step 2

Using a 32mm socket, loosen and remove the filter housing. The housing tends to drip oil, so keep paper towel nearby.

Step 3

Remove the oil filter from the housing by pulling firmly outwards.

Step 4

Insert the new oil filter into the housing and it will click into place. Your oil filter purchased from AutoInstruct will also include a new rubber O-Ring, which also needs to be changed.

Please Note

Sometimes the oil flow valve will also lift outwards with the filter housing. It can be re-inserted into either the engine or housing before reinstalling. There are a few variants of this part, and yours may look slightly different.

Step 5

Reinstall the oil filter housing and torque to spec. You will find the torque specification written on the filter housing.

Step 6

We will now drain the engine oil. Remove the filler cap and place aside. This will allow the oil to drain faster.

Step 7

Locate the sump plug under the engine, and place your oil pan in position. Using a medium sized flathead screwdriver, insert into the slit and turn anti-clockwise to remove.

Step 8

The oil will now drain into the pan.

Step 9

Once the oil has drained, install a new sump plug. Do this gently to ensure it is not cross threaded. When tight it will ‘click’ into position, do not turn it any further. It will not tighten like a traditional sump bolt.

Step 10

We will now fill the engine with approximately 5.7 Litres of oil. When filling the final amounts, regularly check the dipstick to ensure you are not overfilling the engine.

Once filled to the required amount as per the dipstick, close the oil cap and start the car, idling for one minute. This will flow the oil around the engine and through the filter. After switching the engine off, wait 5 minutes and check the oil level again, ensuring you are within the acceptable range of the dipstick. Top up if necessary.

 

FN2 Oil Change

Introduction

In this guide we’ll show you how to change the oil in your FN2 Type R Honda Civic. This process is relatively simple with only basic tools required.

Tools Required

Step 1

Jack up your vehicle using the correct jacking point (Subframe crossmember) and set it on jack stands. Ensure that your handbrake is on and you have chocked the back wheels to prevent roll back.

Step 2

Locate the oil sump drain bolt on the under side of the engine facing the rear of the car.

Note: If you remove your oil fill cap at this point the draining oil will not “glug”

Step 3

Place your oil pan under the drain bolt on the oil sump.

Use a 17mm socket to remove the oil drain bolt.

(It is ideal to undo the bolt by hand after breaking the seal to prevent dropping the bolt in the oil pan and or getting your tools covered in oil)

Step 4

Let the oil drain into the oil pan. You can lower the vehicle to the ground so that it is sitting flat. This ensures you drain the most of the old oil out as possible.

Step 5

The oil filter on the K20 engine is located on the backside above the drivers side axle.

Using an oil filter wrench (if required) remove the old oil filter and install your new filter.

Note that oil will drain out from the filter itself and the filter hole on the engine.

Step 6

Once oil has stopped draining from your vehicle jack it back up and carefully reinsert the sump bolt.

Note: Honda specify 39Nm for the drain bolt

Step 7

Lower the vehicle back down and start to fill it up with the correct amount of oil. For the FN2 with the K20Z4 engine it is roughly 4.7 litres of oil.

Once the correct amount has been poured in, run the engine for a few minutes until the car is up to temperature. Then let it sit for a few minutes and check the oil level using the dip stick.

DC5 Oil Change

Honda DC5 Oil Change

Introduction

In this guide we’ll show you how to change the oil in your DC5 Integra. This process is the same for all K20 variants on the DC5.

Tools Required

Step 1

Jack up your vehicle using the correct jacking point (Subframe crossmember) and set it on jack stands. Ensure that your handbrake is on and you have chocked the back wheels to prevent roll back.

Step 2

Locate the oil sump drain bolt on the under side of the engine facing the rear of the car.

Note: If you remove your oil fill cap at this point the draining oil will not “glug”

Step 3

Place your oil pan under the drain bolt on the oil sump.

Use a 17mm socket to remove the oil drain bolt.

(It is ideal to undo the bolt by hand after breaking the seal to prevent dropping the bolt in the oil pan and or getting your tools covered in oil)

Step 4

Let the oil drain into the oil pan. You can lower the vehicle to the ground so that it is sitting flat. This ensures you drain the most of the old oil out as possible.

Step 5

The oil filter on the K20 engine is located on the backside next to the exhaust headers.

Using an oil filter wrench (if required) remove the old oil filter and install your new filter.

Note that oil will drain out from the filter itself and the filter hole on the engine.

Step 6

Once oil has stopped draining from your vehicle jack it back up and carefully reinsert the sump bolt.

Note: Honda specify 39Nm for the drain bolt

Honda DC5 Oil Change

Step 7

Lower the vehicle back down and start to fill it up with the correct amount of oil. For the DC5 with the K20A2 engine it is roughly 4.7 liters of oil.

Once the correct amount has been poured in, run the engine for a few minutes until the car is up to temperature. Then let it sit for a few minutes and check the oil level using the dip stick.

V6 Oil Change – LLT / LFX / LY7

VE Commodore Engine Bay

Introduction

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to change the oil in your VE Commodore, VF Commodore or Chevrolet Camaro, all of which share either the LLT, LY7 or LFX Engines.

Tools Required

Video Guide