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I need to drain some oil out of my vauxhall combo? I'm a girl . . .
\015 There's too much oil in my van. My mate said to drain some off, so if it's not rocket science could someone tell me how to please? I don't have ramps or a pit.\015
Hi Michael, Go to the store and buy the required amount of new good quality multi grade engine oil and an oil filter. Chock (block) the wheels so that the vehicle cannot move back or front and then remove the ignition key. Get yourself something to lay on and a container which can slide under the vehicle. Depending on who and how the vehicle has been maintained, you should find a protective cover under the engine compartment (but some lazy mechanics leave it off, after working on the vehicle) Don't be lazy! The cover helps protect the engine and helps keeps water off important parts. If its there remove it. On the lowest part of the sump you will see a bolt which is in fact a drain plug. Clean the surrounding area and place the container under it and then loosen the plug. Drain all the oil into the container and then replace the plug. Do not reuse the oil you've drained as it may be contaminated with mud sand or other bits and pieces. Remove the old filter (because I'm thinking that just maybe it hasn't been changed for some time) and then fill the new filter with the new oil. It can take a little time so be patient Dip your finger in the clean oil (making sure your finger is clean first) and wipe a smear of it all around the rubber seal on the filter lip. Clean the surrounding area and then fit it tightly by hand. Fill the engine with the required amount of oil and check the level on the dip stick. When its at the correct level, check to make sure there are no static leaks and once satisfied there are none, start the engine and check again, especially from the filter. There you go....If you replace the air filter and the fuel filter at the same time you've saved the dough you'd be paying for a lube service! Don't forget to dispose of the oil correctly in the correct place. Regards John
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