Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Jul 23, 2018 3:27:21 GMT -6
So from 7pm to about 2am I drained the oil in my car (about 6 quarts of oil from crankcase came out), then I went on to pull the pan. Not too hard on a 3.5. I got the pan off and found bits of what appeared to be gasket material from the oil pan, but I think someone replaced it once and never cleaned it out because the gasket was still intact. Anyway, It was a good opportunity to clean the oil pickup screen and kind of get a feel for the rest of the bottom of the engine.
I found that just about a quart of oil can hide in the pan without coming out the drain plug(unless if it were tipped toward the the engine, so at a downward slope. And all the hours the pan was off and was draining oil, at the end of the night id say about 7.5 to 8 quarts of oil came out in total. When refilling, I had to add 8 to get it proper on the dipstick(and In the morning before I go to work im going to check it again).
All in all, not a hard job but definitely overcomplicated than it should have been.
now, on my new oil pressure sensor, I changed it because I had the 130 psi reading all the time which I figured was wrong. It was a pain getting a crescent wrench the right length to be able to turn it but also big enough to get on the sensor, but i got it. Took 10 minutes in total, and its up there by the passenger side CV-to-transmission joint.
I get about 15-20psi idle after my first drive getting the oil all changed. How about yall?
I wish I took pictures but Im glad I did the pan so I could at least clean the crap off the oil pickup screen. And getting almost all the oil out of the engine will help me get a baseline for how clean the motor is(doesnt take long to go black), but now I know its all nice and clean.
Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Jul 23, 2018 10:41:39 GMT -6
Yeah, the dipstick is proper and is all the way down. Like I said I super drained the car, and there was just short of a quart that was in the bottom of the oil pan that doesnt come out. So if a usual oil change is 6 quarts, that would put it near 7. In my case, I had a tiny bit of oil leakage after I put it in(forgot a bolt!) but in all about 8 quarts went in to put it at full on level ground. And I say 8 came out because I just about filled a 7 quart pan and filled a bit into the next one, but like I said the thing drained for over 7 hours and had the pan, filter, and oil pressure sender out.