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How to Change Your Oil (COMPLETE Guide)

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Oil Change. Learn everything there is to know about how to change your oil. Even if you know nothing about cars, after this video, you will be able to change the oil in your car, yourself. I go over every step in detail and teach you everything there is to know about changing your oil. Synthetic Oil I Recommend: http://amzn.to/1qt4Szo Tools I used: Copper Gasket: http://amzn.to/1EY27fK Oil Filter Pliers: http://amzn.to/1gFiBxy Oil Drain Pan: http://amzn.to/1MnqHqP Socket Set: http://amzn.to/1IMqPh2 Breaker Bar: http://amzn.to/1La303D Funnel: http://amzn.to/2zTfBsr Race Ramps: http://amzn.to/1TBOxzz Car Ramps: http://amzn.to/1IMqYB6 Jack: http://amzn.to/1MnqO5D Jack Stands: http://amzn.to/1gFjbvv 300k Mile Oil Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIG_BdsffcU 5min Oil Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYWcL76WMRg Oil Filter Comparison: COMING SOON! Transmission Fluid Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb_1wbiPz9g Become a ChrisFix Subscriber→ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 Instagram→ https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit Facebook→ https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 Website → http://www.ChrisFixed.com My Channel Home Page → https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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DHAZE DXZ (4 hours ago)
This video is really well in depth for a rookie like myself. I really like how you took time to explain every step. Thank you for your time in doing this, you’re helping future generations to remain reliable and effective car caretakers.
UltimatumNo5 (14 hours ago)
Hi, great video! My car uses a paper oil filter so you can't oil it as such, but instillation is pretty similar. My question is about whether an engine flush is necessary, given most oils have cleaning agents added? I read before that unless you know your car has a regular oil change, don't do it as it could damage your car because you have to take some oil out to add the cleaning agent, and you wouldn't need it that often anyway. Also, my oil seems to be turning black pretty quickly - should I be worried about the state of my car's engine - its 12 years old btw.
Ray Bee (21 hours ago)
You should do a video on the first things you should do/ replace when buying an older high mileage car. That'd be awesome.
ChrisFix (20 hours ago)
Good idea!
hidden leaf (1 day ago)
Your explanation is very clear and easy to understand man. Thank you
Cindy Mejia (1 day ago)
Awesome video! Explains everything very well. Makes it so clear. Thank you for taking the time to make this video
Rodo James (1 day ago)
Where do u put the bad oil once done
Savvy Xavi (1 day ago)
My biggest tip is under fill by .5 quarts as it's way easier and safer to add a little then have to let oil back out.
Mohamed Ahmed (1 day ago)
ur face please am a big fan of u
kenny destra (1 day ago)
@ChrisFix my car have a problem, today I found that my Nissan Maxima 1996 motor or engine was leaking after I put new oil in it but once the car park it’s not leaking no more. Can you please help.
Honest Review (2 days ago)
Hai Chris I did it for the first time..thx mate from Australia... it’s sunny..I also wanna do clutch replacement can you please make a video on that. I have a Kia Rio LS2004 model... once again Tax and heaps of love and Blessings...
waleed khalid (2 days ago)
Take your kid and drive over him to get a good ramp for oil change
Joshua Wu (2 days ago)
You said oil is not good for you
Joshua Wu (2 days ago)
You mean clean gloves not clean hands
i am lyric (3 days ago)
but y the dislikes though. it was educational.
Paul Morel (3 days ago)
That prefilling of the filter is not necessary
Amarinder kalsi (3 days ago)
Awesome video quite detailed simple instructive ...
Diana Nuñez (3 days ago)
Such an in depth tutorial! Now i’m ready to do my own oil change! THANK YOUUU!!
RyanHarrisVlogs (3 days ago)
ive recently started an auto mechanic course at my college, and my knowledge started no where. but because of your how to videos and your tips and tricks, i have started to excel in my course and im getting super high grades in my practical and theory exams! thank you Chris!!
Dude u rock! U answer every question I think of. Ur like the Oprah of cars thanks for teaching me how to do stuff myself
GamerConstruct (4 days ago)
What doing you think about when there's insufficient oil in the engine and you refill it with another oil brand? Is it bad? Does there have to be the exact same?
Backyard Chevy (4 days ago)
brand wont matter...weight of oil does
Ozzy Gaming (4 days ago)
You need to do a face reavel
ROY WALLS (4 days ago)
I change oil when was 10 year old!
Nelvin Fb6 (4 days ago)
Appreciate this 👍🏼
ChrisFix (4 days ago)
I'm glad the video was helpful!
Dead Proger (4 days ago)
I usually remove the old filter by hammering a long screwdriver all the way through it and using it as a handle. that filter goes to trash anyway
ferrpm (5 days ago)
Hey Cris what do you think about oil extraction pumps... Have you ever used them? Congrats on your videos, they are awesome and the information you provide to normal folk like me is fantastic thanks for bringing up the hidden mechanic in all of us! Keep those videos rollin!
jus1taj (5 days ago)
Hey, thanks Chris! I changed my own oil with your helpful vid. First time. Now I want to see what else I can do!
Madcoollion (5 days ago)
i just found your channel its amazing!!!! :)
MOHAMED ARSATH (5 days ago)
mention the tool name
Black Blacker (5 days ago)
What kind of Nissan is that??
SPER (5 days ago)
I've changed my oil more than a dozen times myself.. But I just love watching CF's videos.
Lando Parada (6 days ago)
In both of my cases, Synthetic oil has been the worst, made my engine leak. If the manufacturer specifies that Synthetic is required, then and only then it's good to use synthetic, otherwise stick with regular conventional oil. Even the semi-Syn.
oscar ordonez (6 days ago)
what do you do with old used car oil? like you can’t just throw it away so where do you put it?
Backyard Chevy (4 days ago)
many auto parts stores and other locations accept ur used oil.
Martin Lobert (6 days ago)
Hej Chris, thanks for all your videos (I got to them by chance when looking info on old VW Bug and Bus). One question: do you have a method to clean the inside of the engine when doing an oil change? VW engines have no filter, so they tend to be dirtier than usual. So after a couple of oil changes I've though of cleaning it inside... and I've heard of doing a clean change, dropping all that oil, and putting new one; another option was cleaning it with diesel, or a misture of both.... THANKS!!!!
Backyard Chevy (7 hours ago)
Martin Lobert its good for cleaning but it can be bad if u have a lot of sludge due to the fact that sludge will break up and possibly clog up components like tensioners which on some cars rely on oil pressure...or components like lifter passages etc.
Martin Lobert (8 hours ago)
how good is it for the engine? I've heard mixed feeling for those motor flushers...
Backyard Chevy (4 days ago)
they sell a motor flush u add to ur oil and run for 5 mins, which cleans the inside.
Serious Review (6 days ago)
Dont you just pour the oil on your engine and on the tires to make them shiny?
MizzzKitty (6 days ago)
Chris you are very helpful, thank you...😄 Changed my oil and my filter and now I am good to go (first time) Starts up no problem, pretty good for a girl...lol. After I did that I also cleaned my engine thanks 😉to you as well. Great job and I appreciate what you do.
Daniel Vázquez (6 days ago)
I love your videos and as non-English native I love your accent, it's so easy for me to understand you. May I ask where do you live?
Daniel Vázquez (6 days ago)
ChrisFix I have relatives in CT, maybe that's the reason! Thanks for your reply.
ChrisFix (6 days ago)
Thanks! I’m glad you’re learning a lot! I’m near NYC
Karl Beerman (6 days ago)
How does different viscosity affect cars, and what kinds of cars need which oil. I've heard of 10w30 and thats what my dad used, but I dont know if he used it on his work truck or his oldsmobile.
Karl Beerman (3 days ago)
thanks for the info
Backyard Chevy (4 days ago)
first number is thickness of oil in cold weather...so a 10w is thicker than a 5w or 0w being thinnest...and the 2nd number is thickness when oil is warm...new cars use thinner oil because they have components like tensioners and squirters that only thin oil can pass through...older vehicles had more clearance so thicker oil worked better for those.
Spy Guy (6 days ago)
Chris, Pennzoil has parafin wax in the mix, you'll see that wax results breaking down an engine to the chambers. I dont prefer parafin. Eneos is the best product for Japanese branded vehicles. I highly suggest first timers to use a torque wrench on the drain bolt. 26 lbs or strip the threads.
Mckellen Emma (7 days ago)
Super useful for everyone! I love watching your video and will try change it myself ;) Thanks a lot♥️
Carlos Cantu (8 days ago)
Can't always go synthetic, it is finer than conventional and may cause leaks even if minor
condor5635 (8 days ago)
Great video as usual Chris! Might try a Fumoto valve. I have used on on three cars for several years and love them. Thanks!
condor5635 (8 days ago)
ChrisFix Geeze what the heck did you hit! I have mine so the lever is away from the ground and they have a locking tab I use. Thanks again
ChrisFix (8 days ago)
Thanks! I hate those valves. I had one get hit and bend and destroy my oil pan and leak all my oil out. Not good! It takes two seconds to undo a bolt so I will stick with that but thanks for the suggestion!
Sheena NunyaBiznazz (8 days ago)
Great video. Thank you! I’m a female & I don’t wanna pay $40 for an oil change 😂 so this helped me so much!
ChrisFix (8 days ago)
Awesome! I am glad the video was helpful!
Justin Tacy (8 days ago)
An adjustable oil filter wrench works wonders since I change the oil on my car as well as my fiance's car, both with slightly different filter sizes.
josie lazalde (8 days ago)
I use concrete blocks instead of wood to block off the rear tires
Christopher Sanchez (8 days ago)
I love this step by step, I’m 16 trying to learn how to change oil because my Dad doesn’t want to change it for my mother. So I will do it for her and thanks man, great video.
Inae Cho (8 days ago)
Chris, do you only need ONE jack stand to support one side of the vehicle? I thought it would cause damage if you only used one jack....?
Inae Cho (3 days ago)
Paul Morel b/c someone told me that if you don't support both sides of the vehicle, it could cause damage to the vehicle. I guess that makes sense though. Do you have a hydraulic jack? I have one that supports 2 tons for a Corolla, BUT it doesn't lift my car high enough (in my opinion).
Paul Morel (3 days ago)
Inae Cho why would it cause damage? You do the same when changing a tire
MizzzKitty (8 days ago)
Who dislike this!?! Like really?... Thank you Chris!
Mitchell Jefferis (8 days ago)
Please add your disclaimer to the beginning of your video and stress the importance of safety with using jacks at the start. My sister in law watched your video, got overzealous, and has paid the ultimate price. Thank you.
Colin Campbell (8 days ago)
Got all the tools and everything just to find out that whatever mechanic I was taking it to completely stripped the bolt and put it on wayyy too tight, without the means to get it off looks like I gotta spend the time and gas to take all that stuff back and take it to a mechanic, lesson learned
Anthony Wright (8 days ago)
The first job I did on my car ,was to empty the ash tray .Boy was that a difficult job.But then again I’m not a sad bastard who fucks about changing my oil I buy a new CAR !
Daniel Ramirez (8 days ago)
You can't use synthetic on old cars
fusionxtras (8 days ago)
I like how he says "boom, its loosened"
Bryant Artis (9 days ago)
about use these steps frfr thanks supppper helpful
Rob (9 days ago)
I always drain my oil warm. Never burned myself. I also let it run for a little bit and check for leaks.
Gabriel Kyne (9 days ago)
This is what I wish I had learned in high school
TheKnightDrag0n (9 days ago)
There's leftover old oil on the pan, you can use a little bit of new oil to get rid of the remaining old oil.
Beqa Dvalishvili (10 days ago)
where diesel engines have spark plug?
rikardo coronA (10 days ago)
You can to do a video with the brakes of jetta 2.0 please
nscr2 (10 days ago)
Great video, now what would be the best, controlled way to remove oil if you’ve over filled it? Thanks again
LEGOmasterbuilder 09 (10 days ago)
Is this the same for all cars??
Jose Andrade (10 days ago)
My car didn't have an owner's manual but there's PDFs online as well.
Lali5782 Amba (11 days ago)
Step 1: ♻️ the old oil. Step 2: change the filter. Step 3: fill the engine with new oil. Dope.
Barry Tedder (11 days ago)
Didn't hear you say it {You may have} but I warm my oil up prior to draining by running the vehicle for a few minutes. Obviously be careful not to get hot oil on your skin but warm oil is much less viscous, it will drain faster and more of it will drain out of the vehicle.
Dude you are so good at these videos.. great work!!
Shameel Mehdi (12 days ago)
This guy is just so damn thorough and makes sure he can do whatever he can to help you. Just a great YouTuber in general regardless of category.
Edson Rocha (12 days ago)
Hello There ! I'm From São Paulo, Brazil, And I'm Very Happy To Have Discovered Your Channel. it Happened Absolutely By Chance ! I'd Like To Share With You And Your Audience That, Whenever I Change The Engine Oil And Engine Oil Filter, I Take This Opportunity To Replace The Engine Air Filter, As Well As The Air Conditioning Filter Since We Have a Very Polluted Air Here in São Paulo Due To A Real Heavy Cars And Trucks Traffic. Hope I've Contributed. Thank You Very Much Chris ! Your Tips, Classes, Secrets, Etc., Etc., ARE AWESOME ! Best Regards !
Ritesh Pahladsingh (12 days ago)
Nissan Sentra, my worst nightmare.
Van C (12 days ago)
Love your videos, very well made and easy to understand. Thanks.
Jeffrey Walder (13 days ago)
chris do need to change the sump plug washer when doing a oil change.... thanks mate😀
jbooks888 (13 days ago)
Thanks for doing this video - very helpful!
Zachary Rankin (13 days ago)
Awesome info as always. Anyway you could show how to change the oil on a lawnmower correctly?
NFG bohnny (13 days ago)
oil fildthir
Vishal Garg (14 days ago)
Friction Modifier helps the Engine Efficiency or Not ? Liqui Moly Ceratec I guess.. My car Toyota Fortuner 100000 kms done..
Abdul A (14 days ago)
How did I get here from " what's like being an ex Asian pornstar" ???
Doreen Longo (14 days ago)
what would happen if you use 2 crush washers on the oil plug? One friend says nothing will happen, other friend says the plug wont seal right and eventually walk itself out of the drain, then zero oil - dead engine. Which friend has the bestest advice? I wanna do my 1st oil change and I don't wanna bust........ Thanks!!! (2017 Hyundai Tucson)
Backyard Chevy (11 days ago)
2 crush washers will leak...itll leak between the 2 washers, ive had to repair a leak cause of that same reason
Jackson Dasilva (14 days ago)
Chris, great vids as always! Wondering if you would do a video on how to get rid and prevent corrosion underneath the car, especially on the exaust pipes/engine bay and how to remove corrosion off of the engine heat shield, etc. I have a 4 year old car and I want to learn how and what I need to do to prevent corrosion in the future. I can see small areas already starting to show signs or corrosion. This past weekend I got rid of small areas around the welded exaust pipes that I immediately went to work on with corrosion removal product that I used. One this I dispise and tah drives me crazy, is to see corrosion around the exaust pipes of any car. It's like the one thing that a person would see, if he were behind them in traffic or stopped at a light, that gives a clear indication of the "health" of a car and how the driver is taking care of his vehicle. I have an uncle who lives on the east coast and every weekend he would power spray wash his car(remove salt) and then he would drive home and grab an oil spray(don't know what type of oil, seemed like regular vegetable oil to me that he would fill into a spray bottle) and then he would spray the brake drums, back rims, exaust pipes, doors/latches, engine bay, etc. Thanks for any information you could provide.
Angela Oduro (14 days ago)
What if it’s a purchased used car that didn’t come with a manual? How then will you know what oil and oil filter you need?
Angela Oduro (10 days ago)
thank you!
Backyard Chevy (11 days ago)
usually the oil cap will tell u the oil weight u need...but u can also go to autozone or oreillys and type in ur cars info and get the oil filters that fit ur vehicle.
Collin Stubblefield (14 days ago)
Just did my first oil change today using your guidance. Thank you, sir.
Hankyu Park (15 days ago)
What should i do with dirty oil after i drain them? I cant just throw them away i guess... and can i also get new oil drain gasket from auto parts store?
Backyard Chevy (11 days ago)
many auto parts store will take ur used oil...and yes they sell oil drain gaskets at the auto parts stores.
Jacob Rodriguez (15 days ago)
Iv'e been hunting around on YouTube looking for someone, who can not only teach things like this, but to the more advanced procedures (like how you taught me to sow on a new outer rim to a steering wheel in another one of your videos). And I've gotta say, for once my small 15 year old brain has retained something! Like out of every you tuber's video I've watched none of them compare. You make it so simple to learn, the way you really take it step by step makes it pretty beginner friendly. SO PLEASE DON'T STOP :)
This is such a good stater Gide for beginners
Joshua Wu (15 days ago)
Everything you used is at Amazon
Robbe 2142 (15 days ago)
You’re video’s are helping me so much, thank you Chris
Josh Lynch (15 days ago)
I don't even need this shit, but it's so nice to watch
Panda_Hacks (15 days ago)
with oil is for sport cars ( i mean super GOOD oil )
ChrisFix (15 days ago)
Any name brand synthetic oil
I'm a tree (15 days ago)
I've never replaced the gasket on my car in the last 5 years.. No problems so far lmao
Paul Morel (3 days ago)
I'm a tree nice! You saved al these years 50 cents for a gasket! The risks you take! ;)
Stefan Forsman (16 days ago)
How to change oil in your car AND How to make a amazing tutorial video. Good job!
ChrisFix (15 days ago)
TheBsmith 0 (16 days ago)
You use a box end wrench to loosen the drain plug, not a ratchet.
TheBsmith 0 (15 days ago)
ChrisFix that’s just how I was taught
ChrisFix (15 days ago)
Thanks for sharing. You can use either.
Levi Yeah (16 days ago)
hi mr Chris. the car must be leveled in order to get all the oil out. i'm guessing you teach all the guys who dont know...wrong. or... AM I WRONG? my best regards to you
StevenFTW 5 (16 days ago)
Me and my sister tried to do a oil change on her pickup truck but we drained the diff fluid
Voska (16 days ago)
I saw the mechaanics poor the water in oil section, why?
Naven Phengkhanya (16 days ago)
My mom car need a oil change BUT SHE NOT LETTING ME CHANGE IT
chrisgaming (17 days ago)
This video should be called face reval because of the car
Rarity Nguyen (16 days ago)
Yeah I Saw His Face!
Dushyant Singh (17 days ago)
what about engine flush????
ultimate gamerpro12 (17 days ago)
What do I do if the oil filter is sideways
Backyard Chevy (11 days ago)
u just lubricate the oil ring on the new filter, u cant prefill em or the oil will just spill when tilted...so u just install after lubricating oil ring.
Mr steal Your girl (17 days ago)
I have a 1968 Buick and Idk what the oil is for it how do I find out
Ricky Spanish (16 days ago)
Mr steal Your girl It's best to just use any old oil. If you don't have any cooking oil works fine also.
Rudy Flores (17 days ago)
The way me and my dad remove a very stuck oil filter is to strap a leather belt around it and then pull it so I could Twist Off! 😂👏 Never fails
Can you do one for a front ball joint?
Jacob Bland (17 days ago)
to take the filter off.
Jacob Bland (17 days ago)
I use an old belt.

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