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Allroad Oil Change
you get them all out, you will end up with a collection like
can then tilt the rear of the belly pan down and away from the 2nd belly
pan. Slide the thing rearward to slip it out from under the front bumper
and it will drop right out.
Now we get to the easy part just like any other car.
Position your drain receptacle below the drain plug. Using a 19mm box
wrench remove the drain plug. Careful - the oil may be hot!
I used a strap wrench on the filter to loosen it
sure you drain receptacle is in place because after backing it out a turn
or so the oil will start to drain out. I leave it like this for a few
moments to let most of the oil drain out so I don't get it all the way up
to my elbow when I remove the filter.
After the obligatory wetting of the rubber
gasket with some of the oil, screw the new filter on and tighten until
very snug. I usually just do it as tight as I can get with my bare hands -
no strap wrench at all when tightening.
6. Replace Drain
Tighten this back up with your box wrench. I'm not sure
what the exact torque spec is, but my my highly calibrated forearm torque
wrench says not to over do it. Just a little tight is fine.
Replace Belly Pan
Drag this big thing back under the car with
you and first position the front of it into the front bumper. Be sure that
in the fender well area the belly pan goes behind the fender liner as you
tilt the pan up in the rear to get it back into its original position.
Replace all the fasteners that you removed. You might have to fiddle with
some of the quick lock fasteners because the backing part could get out of
8. Fill with oil
I use a small funnel the
locks in place and allows me to stand the Mobil 1 oil bottles up in it to
get every drop.
should check it while you top it up, but my experience is that 6 to 6.5
quarts is what you will need.
Replace the filler cap and you're
done. Put your tools away for the next 10,000 miles.