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Previous oil change was done at 45903KMS. Its been one year and 2700KMS since ...
* Make sure that that ground is solid and wont slip,In my case,it was soil,so i placed a wooden plank under the jack for safety.
* Then find the correct spot in the running board to place the jack,See the pics included.Its mentioned in the manual that jack should be placed between that marked spots,So i followed the same. Adjust height as per our requirement.
3.Remove the oil cap.
4.Remove drain bolt [17mm bolt] and place the container to collect the oil.Wait till the last drop of oil comes out.In my case,I used a small bucket to collect oil.
5.Remove existing oil filter using Oil Filter Tool.While removing the filter,oil will come out,so place a container under it to prevent it from falling on to the ground.
6.Clean that oil filter area using a cloth.
7.Put new oil in the filter's o ring,Fix it in place.Tight it using the tool or even your hands can do it,Never over tight.
8.So after collecting the last drop of oil,put back the drain bolt,Tight it,Again never over tight it.
9.Now Pour in new oil.I bought a can of Shell OEM MGO 20W40 oil,Poured it fully.
10.Put back the Oil cap.
11.Start the car and idle for a few seconds and then turn off and check oil level using the dip stick and make sure that its at correct level.
12. Clean oil drops if any on car and hand and ENJOY!
All suggestions are welcome.
Last edited by Aneesh; 9th March 2013 at 10:24 PM.
For 800 there are no jack points on the body instead we have to put it under the axle.
I was unaware of that spots,Dilip bro told me about it.
Make sure you paint the exhaust with primer or heat resistant paint before it cracks.
Yeah its rusted.Header area is rusted badly,Guess its time for ffe.
Originally Posted by deville_56
Luckily not at the time of slip, was wrestling with the drainbolt before that.
Why wrestling with the bolt? :D Mine was very easy.
Advised Aneesh to keep brick under tyre before going under.
Yes,i thought you told me to keep a brick under the jack,Thats why i placed a wooden plank under it.Any way,as your suggestion was always on my mind,i had made double sure that the jack is stable and wont slip.I have along hand so no need to get under the car.
This brings back some old memories. Back in the college days, i used to change EO of my Alto, however, i ended up spoiling my clothes, and also i was never in the state to click the pics. BTW any plans to switch to synthetic oil anytime soon?