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Author Topic: Oil and filter change for the 4 cylinder engine. Step by step with Pictures.  (Read 79179 times)
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« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2011, 07:44:49 PM »



Yes I noticed my filter as well twisting of the filter media, when I did my first oil change at 1000klm.

I am still a firm believer in these small filters NOT filtering the oil due to bypass opening.A small filter like this has realy small filter media and as I have posted before.For the cost of the filter just bend over and replace the smaLL  Embarrassedfilter in between your oil changes.The cost is CHEAP $$$.

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« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2011, 07:56:29 PM »

Why did you use 18 lb ft for the Oil Filter Cap? The specification calls for 16 lb ft.

Mainly because I didn't have the spec.  Someone on here wrote 18 so I went with that.  It felt about right with the wrench but maybe now I'll loosen it and retighten to 16.
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« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2011, 05:35:06 AM »

The cap on my terrain actually says 25nm on it.
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« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2011, 07:02:09 AM »

Really?  That comes out to 18.4 lb ft so I guess I'm good.  I'd believe the value on the cap before any other written spec.  One of my previous cars, I think it was my 2001 Odyssey, said to use 5W-20 in the manual but 5W-30 on the cap.  I went with 5W-30.
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« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2011, 04:48:52 PM »

I changed my oil today and I can't believe how mangled the filter looked.
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« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2011, 06:09:02 PM »



Yes I noticed my filter as well twisting of the filter media, when I did my first oil change at 1000klm.

I am still a firm believer in these small filters NOT filtering the oil due to bypass opening.A small filter like this has realy small filter media and as I have posted before.For the cost of the filter just bend over and replace the smaLL  Embarrassedfilter in between your oil changes.The cost is CHEAP $$$.



I couldn't agree more. I'm going to change to Mobil 1 synthetic and a Mobil 1 filter around 1000 miles and may only run it 5000 miles due to all the questions about the 2.4 engine liking clean oil and unrestricted oil flow. I will probably change filters every 2500 miles------------over kill maybe but we will probably only put about 5000 to 6000 miles a year on the Terrain so to me that's cheap insurance
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« Reply #66 on: April 21, 2011, 05:17:56 AM »

I'm suprised everyone isn't all hell-bent on AMSoil on this forum. On another Nox Forum that is all they recommend. Does anyone use AMS oil here?
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« Reply #67 on: April 21, 2011, 05:40:57 AM »

Not me...Plan to just have dealer change oil and filter and not worry.
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« Reply #68 on: April 21, 2011, 06:44:25 AM »

Been using Amsoil for almost 30 years in all my cars and motorcycles and lawn mower and snow blower. Always will. I like the additive package in Amsoil better then the other oils. Never had a bad report from the oil analyzers.
They were the first to sell syn oil commercially and recommend longer oil change intervals......now all the oil mfgs are recommending long intervals.
I am not saying other oils are bad, on the contrary, syn oils are good - very good. I just like the additive package, availability and the low cost of Amsoil...... since I became a dealer(in name only - I don't resell to anyone except friends in my HOG chapter - at my cost). Since I use so much oil, it was cheaper for me to buy a dealer license. Maybe after I retire I can sell it part time just to keep busy.  Grin
Everyone has their favorite brand of oil and some will bad mouth others that don't use their oil.
I say, buy what you want.....they're all good.
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« Reply #69 on: April 23, 2011, 11:11:39 AM »

Thanks for posting the clear instructions and photos!   Grin
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« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2011, 12:39:15 PM »

Really?  That comes out to 18.4 lb ft so I guess I'm good.  I'd believe the value on the cap before any other written spec.  One of my previous cars, I think it was my 2001 Odyssey, said to use 5W-20 in the manual but 5W-30 on the cap.  I went with 5W-30.

Be sure, don't guess.
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« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2011, 03:31:33 PM »

Good point.  But I'm sure it's good enough for this particular job.  thumbs up
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« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2011, 10:11:25 AM »

Just changed the oil and filter in my 11 Nox I4 for the first time at 2400 miles  Put in Mobil 1. Can't believe how easy it was.  Took about 20 minutes.  Thankfully no odor or sign of gasoline in the oil.
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« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2011, 02:25:45 PM »

I don't know if I would rule out gas in your oil. I didn't smell any gas either, but when I got my oil analysis back it had over 4% and the testing lab said that was serious. I think everyone should have an analysis done, just for the piece of mind it gives if their oil turns out to be OK. And if it isn't, they have some ammunition to take to the dealer.
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« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2011, 05:57:52 PM »

How do you get an oil analysis done?
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« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2011, 09:53:43 PM »

You can send away for a kit to Blackstone or any Amsoil dealer should have a kit. I have a dealer license and keep a couple kits in stock. The cost is about $25 including postage.
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« Reply #76 on: May 08, 2011, 03:48:14 PM »

THANKS!  I will get one done Smiley
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« Reply #77 on: May 08, 2011, 06:12:33 PM »

http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
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« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2011, 10:08:39 AM »

Hello,
  Just got a 2011 Equinox LT2 in May and changed oil for first time.  I have a question regarding tightening the oil cap.  I purchased a 3/8" torque wrench to tighten the cap to 16 lb*ft.  When I actually got in there I couldn't really fit the torque wrench in there to tighten it so I just tightened it snug.  Did anyone else have this issue?
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« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2011, 10:18:38 AM »

Hello,
  Just got a 2011 Equinox LT2 in May and changed oil for first time.  I have a question regarding tightening the oil cap.  I purchased a 3/8" torque wrench to tighten the cap to 16 lb*ft.  When I actually got in there I couldn't really fit the torque wrench in there to tighten it so I just tightened it snug.  Did anyone else have this issue?
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Perfect - "Snug" just happens to equal 16.03 ft-lbs !!!  Close enough for Gov't work !

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