What are the steps to changing an oil filter?

Do you drain the oil or change the filter first?

Put a pan under the filter and you’ll catch the run off. In short, it doesn’t matter if you drain the oil first or replace the filter first. I drain then replace the filter.

How do you prime an oil filter?

There is no way to prime it (as the oil would just run back down into the engine anyway). The reason you prime it is to try and minimize the amount of time the engine is ran without oil. The shorter the better (obviously). Always make sure you put new oil on any seals which are on the filter as well.

What are the 10 steps to an oil change?

Follow these steps to change your own oil:

  1. Step 1: Jack It Up, Open It Up. …
  2. Step 2: Unplug It, Drain It. …
  3. Step 3: Off With the Old Filter. …
  4. Step 4: Drain Plug in, Filter On. …
  5. Step 5: Fill It Back Up with Oil. …
  6. Step 6: Check the Oil Level, Check for Leaks.

Do you have to change oil when changing oil filter?

While technically you don’t have to get the oil filter changed with every oil replacement, it is still a good idea. The oil filter keeps the oil in your engine clear of larger contaminants and replacing it at the same time that you get an oil change makes sure that everything can run smoothly.

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What tool is used to remove an oil filter?

An oil-filter wrench is a tool for removing spin-on type oil filters.

How do you remove a oil filter without a wrench?

If you can’t there is a tool/chain wrench to remove it. If you do not have a tool, I have found the best way is to knock a strong screwdriver through the side of the oil filter casing. Try to go around halfway down as you do not want to hit the thread where the filter screws onto the housing.