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Guest Message by DevFuse

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96 Legacy oil change

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#1 Guest_lesbaru_*

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 04:59 PM

Ok, I'm gonna take the plunge and.... CHANGE MY OWN OIL!!! (hey, it's a big deal for me :D ) Assuming I can manage it with the Haynes and Auto Repair for Dummies, what do I do with the used oil and filter afterwards?

#2 Guest_PAezb_*

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 05:07 PM

Subies have to be one of the easiest autos to change oil and filter on. Where are you located on the planet? Many areas have recycling facilities, or any service station, are a couple of options for dropping off used oil and filters....


#3 Guest_PAezb_*

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 05:11 PM

to add to my post above, just don't dump the old oil into the ground, sewer drain, etc, etc... but I'm sure you knew that.


#4 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 06:08 PM

At my parents house we leave the oil on the curb in a sealed clear gallon jug and the recycling people pick it up on garbage day. Check with your local trash collectors.

Make sure to get a new crush washer for your drain plug then retorque to 30 ft. lbs.

#5 Guest_GlCraigGT_*

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 06:55 PM

You should be able to take the used oil to a parts store where they will put the oil in a storage tank until a recycler comes and takes it away.

#6 Guest_james hogan_*

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 06:14 AM

Some garages use a waste oil heater and would love to have your old oil.


#7 Guest_lesbaru_*

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 07:40 AM

Ok, I'll call around and see who takes oil here. How do I make the crush washer do 30 ft/lbs? Do I need to buy one of those torque-measuring wrench thingies, or can I fake it? My uncle said to buy one of the big plier style filter wrenches, so I'll be going on a tool shopping trip anyway. (my ex doesn't do his own car work so I can't borrow stuff from him) Hey, I like any excuse to go buy tools! :D

#8 Guest_99obw_*

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 08:10 AM

I think everyone should own a torque wrench. That way when you have tires mounted and the shop uses an impact wrench to tighten the lug nuts, you can loosen them and them torque them properly. BTDT. I really like the craftsman click type that I have. $60 if I remember correctly. Buy yourself a set of deep 1/2" drive metric sockets and a socket organizer while your at it. Hey, you said you like to buy tools. :)

IMHO, if you need a filter wrench you are putting it on too tight. I don't even own one. If you do buy a filter wrench make sure that you still only install the filter hand tight. I usually go about 3/4 turn after the gasket touches. Be sure to fill the oil filter with oil before installing it.


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