Changing Engine Oil and Filter! - Honda Civic 1999 D15B Engine.

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Introduction: Changing Engine Oil and Filter! - Honda Civic 1999 D15B Engine.

Time to change the engine oil and filter in my car. The stuff needed:
Ratchet with 17mm socket.
4 quarts synthetic oil.
Oil filter.
Oil catch pan.

Read on for how I did this in less than 15 minutes. After each step I wished my hands using engine degreaser.

Step 1: Draining the Oil.

I put the catch pan under the drain plug then removed the plug. Thick black oil came out.

Step 2: Removing the Filter.

I can easily reach the filter from on top the engine. I carefully unscrewed it and turned it downward to let residual oil fall into the catch pan.

Step 3: Installing the New Filter.

I put a layer of fresh oil on the rubber gasket of the new filter. Next I screwed on the filter onto the engine to hand tight.

Step 4: Removing the Old Oil.

See the old oil? I properly disposed of it and reinstalled the drain plug. It is important not to over tighten the plug to prevent stripping of the threads.

Step 5: New Oil.

I carefully poured the 4 quarts into the engine. Now the car is ready for the road! Actually I degreased and washed the engine bay. My SOHC engine has no problem with a wash down. Definitely won't do that with DOHC engines like in my wife's car.

I hope this instructable has been helpful!

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    6 Comments

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    mjobusch
    mjobusch

    6 weeks ago

    I'll have to try to access the filter from above! I've always gotten under the car to remove it -- if I don't need to that saves a ton of time and I don't need to raise and stabilize the car -- good stuff -- thanks for posting.

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    mjobusch
    mjobusch

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    I can stay I was able to perform an oil/filter change without going under the car -- I did need to jack one side just enough to get my oil catch basin under the drain plug, but I didn't need to get under the car at all: I was able to remove and replace the filter from the top side of the engine.

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    Kafukai
    Kafukai

    5 years ago

    I've Civic too, and I am using 10W-40 engine oil. Are you sure? or it could be both

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    mjobusch
    mjobusch

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    I have a 1999 -- there are Honda manuals online that tie the oil to the temperature you're living in. I've done research and looked at many oils -- you're good with almost anything so long as you change it -- and more importantly the filter -- at regular intervals. Since I no longer use my car daily or for long distances, I frequently use a 5-20 blend - Valvoline red bottle -- this allows the oil to warm up more easily in the winter and for the relatively short drives I use it for now -- almost always less than 3 miles at a time.

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    Mjtrinihobby
    Mjtrinihobby

    Reply 5 years ago

    Your oil is OK. I use 10w 30 grade synthetic oil.

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    Kafukai
    Kafukai

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks :)