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Engine Oil Filter Replacement

Special Tools Required

Oil filter wrench
  1. Remove the oil filter with the oil filter wrench.
  1. Inspect the filter to make sure the rubber seal is not stuck to the oil filter seating surface of the engine.
  1. Inspect the threads (A) and the rubber seal (B) on the new filter. Clean the seat on the oil pan, then apply a light coat of new engine oil to the filter rubber seal. Use only filters with a built-in bypass system.
  1. Install the oil filter by hand.

  1. After the rubber seal seats, tighten the oil filter clockwise with the oil filter wrench.
    3/4 Turn Clockwise
    Tightening Torque:
    12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 8.8 lbf·ft)

  1. If four numbers or marks (1 to 4 or ▼ to ▼▼▼▼) are printed around the outside of the filter, you can use the following procedure to tighten the filter.
    • Spin the filter on until its seal lightly seats against the oil pan, and note which number or mark is at the bottom.
    • Tighten the filter by turning it clockwise three numbers or marks from the one you noted. For example, if mark ▼ is at the bottom when the seal is lightly seated, tighten the filter until the mark ▼▼▼▼ comes around to the bottom.
Number or Mark when rubber seal is seated
1 or ▼
2 or ▼▼
3 or ▼▼▼
4 or ▼▼▼▼
Number or Mark after tightening
4 or ▼▼▼▼
1 or ▼
2 or ▼▼
3 or ▼▼▼

  1. Refill the new engine oil, run the engine for more than 3 minutes, then check for oil leakage.