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