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Old 11-26-2008, 03:56 AM   #1
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Super Amazing Oil Change DIY

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Old 11-26-2008, 04:01 AM   #2
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A+ for the DYI and the banana costume.

As for your photographer's focusing skills...
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:08 AM   #3
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Dude...5 qts. is WAY too much. The car should only take 3.5-3.8 with a filter change. Overfilling with oil can do SERIOUS DAMAGE to your engine!


Good DIY otherwise!
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:25 AM   #4
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The recommendation is 4.3 quarts from a dry fill, i don't see how 5 is over doing it ? You couldn't even see the oil level if you looked in the head through the oil cap hole. And i've always used 5 quarts in my 1.5 liter 4 banger's from honda's to toyota's. Never had any problems at all.
it's your car... so do whatever the hell you want.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:40 AM   #5
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dry fill is no oil in the engine after a rebuild.......not an oil change with a filter. Also, a yaris is not a Honda. Do me a favor and take a look at the oil level on the dipstick and tell me how far above the high mark it is.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:53 AM   #6
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I think it's 12 quarts before you can see the oil from the cap so why stop at 5?
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:06 AM   #7
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it was a quarter of an inch above the line

trust me you ain't doin you engine a favor overfillin your oil

but hey it's your car
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:19 AM   #8
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it was a quarter of an inch above the line
That means that you are about a quart of oil over the limit
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:58 AM   #9
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Great pictures and effort on this DIY.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:40 AM   #10
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why not new oil to lubricate the seal on the new filter?
I thought about this too as I was reading, but then I realized there's still quite a crapload of leftover old oil in the car, what difference is a fingerdip of new/old oil going to make?
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:10 AM   #11
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I thought about this too as I was reading, but then I realized there's still quite a crapload of leftover old oil in the car, what difference is a fingerdip of new/old oil going to make?
No difference at all. I might also add put some of that 3.8 qts. in the new filter to absorb into the media so that your getting full circulation right after start up. Is this necessary?....maybe not in this day and age but "old biker maint. tip" and I've done it this way for years.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:20 AM   #12
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No difference at all. I might also add put some of that 3.8 qts. in the new filter to absorb into the media so that your getting full circulation right after start up. Is this necessary?....maybe not in this day and age but "old biker maint. tip" and I've done it this way for years.
the reason you want to use new oil is this...


old oil has metal particles in it that can cause seal failure on your oil filter.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:21 AM   #13
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Also, thanks for poiting out the correct amount. i owe you
the "serious damage" is really just oil foaming.. because there's more oil in the sump, it's "sloshed" more by the crankshaft which keeps it foamy.. which means air bubbles are trying to lubricate the REST of your engine.. not very effective lubrication and very poor cooling properties
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:53 AM   #14
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I have always overfilled when prepping for a trackday since I did not run a baffled oil pan. This was on Hondas only but for the yaris I just do 4qts.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:08 PM   #15
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I'm not mad at the guy...I just don't want him to make a simple mistake and possible spin a main or rod bearing on a pretty much new engine in a great looking sedan.


06silveryaris, this last weekend I ran my oil level about halfway between full and low (about 3.2 qts. with filter at the change) on the dipstick, and never saw any fluctuation in oil pressure. Running too much oil, especially on the track, can lead to a dangerous loss of the oil's cooling and lubricating abilitys due to foaming (Thanks for elaborating Tomago).
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:13 PM   #16
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3 and a 1/2 quarts ....

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Alright i drained a court of oil out, will note to only use 4 quarts max next time. My Mistake.

Thanks for the tips guys. No one's perfect
will bring it to the FULL mark . Believe me I know , we have 2 YARIS and I have done 6 oil changes . We also had an '07 PRIUS ( 1.5 ltr. engine ) and that took 3 and 1/2 quarts to fill . Close to 1/2 a quart remains in the engine and pan from previous fill . It's better to be a bit under .
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:21 PM   #17
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otherwise well done . You should start your own show on the food channel . Oil and good 'ol HELPER are similiar . Just FUELS for thought .
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:30 PM   #18
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A+ for the DYI and the banana costume.

As for your photographer's focusing skills...
heh sorry.. i have a shitty digi(most of the pix i usually take that y'all have seen are with my celly.. and by darnit, i happened to leave it at jamesons house! bah.. will get it later.. but ya.. we were kinda rushed a bit and then come to find out he didnt have an oil filter socket thing.. homie did that ish by hand with a wrench.. do what ya gotta since it was 9pm so everything was closed...


now seeing as iv witnessed and assisted this oil change procedure.. now imma be cool and do my own too!
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