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Join Date: May 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Oil Change on a V6 Procedure
I would like to perform an oil change on my g/f's gtv imminently. I have never done this on such a large car before and am used to doing this on little fiats with oil filters at the front of the engine.
I'm fairly handy with the spanners, although not amazing.
I'm a bit worried about jacking the car up, fiddling around at the back of the engine to get to the filter and the car falling in on top of me. I have a two ton trolley jack and two 2 ton axel stands. How do I jack the car up and support it properly - pictures would be even better.
Is the sump plug a bolt type or does it need a hex key?
Also along with good quality oil and filter, I have heard many stories of problems with sump plugs, do I need a new one everytime? How much are these? Or can it be re used safely?
Is the oil filter on a V6 impossibly difficult to get at, do I need to remove anything?? Or is it quite easily accessible? I have one of those boa constrictor thingies for loosening the filter.
Is it just worth paying someone to do it.
I do enjoy working on cars but like to do things properly.