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348 Oil Change

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by bigbaddad, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. bigbaddad

    bigbaddad Karting

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    #1 bigbaddad, Feb 19, 2004
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    Hey -

    I know I had a few questions before I crawled under the car, so I took some pictures along the way. Here is my version of a 348 oil change.

    I ordered my oil filter from Sodacom's, it came with a copper crush washer taped to the box. Once that arrived, I jacked the car up and put it on stands.

    I first drained the oil from the resevoir...when it was done draining, I replaced the bolt and went to remove the oil drain plug from the sump. I had to remove a small panel to gain access to this plug. While it was draining, I removed the air filter housing and punched a hole in the oil filter to help drain the oil out of it. Then I replaced it with a new oil filter. The sump had finished draining, so I put on the new copper washer and tightened down the plug. Then I replaced the panel I had removed earlier. After that, all I had to do was replace the air filter housing. I took the car off the jacks and filled it with oil. I hope I didn't leave out any steps, here are the pictures...

    Sorry for the disorganized pictures, but hopefully they will help. I thought I would be able to put a caption with each one, but i can't seem to.

    It wasn't hard to do, I did have to stop halfway through to go buy the 12mm allen wrench from Sears. It was a lot easier than changing the oil on my 911.

    -John
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  3. Noelrp

    Noelrp Formula Junior

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    Wow, good info. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. vincent355

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    Well Done!!! Thanks for the pics.

    Vincent.
     
  5. davey_jones

    davey_jones Formula Junior

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    Nice - Others will find this useful also.
    thanks!
     
  6. Ksullender

    Ksullender Formula Junior

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    I've only had my 348 for just over a month and it had a fresh oil change so I haven't gotten into it yet. Thanks for the information and the pics!
     
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  8. davey_jones

    davey_jones Formula Junior

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    Do you need 2 crush washers?
    1 for sump & 1 for the resevoir...?
    Or only 1 for the sump?
     
  9. bigbaddad

    bigbaddad Karting

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    It looks like you would actually need 2 crush washers. I used the one Sodacom's sent on the sump, it is harder to get to if it leaks a bit. I re-used the washer on the resevoir. It is starts leaking, I can get to it easily and will replace it if needed. So far, no leaks.

    In anticipation of the next question, I don't know what size the washers are. ;)

    -John
     
  10. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

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    John - nice post w/pics! Just food for thought - I warm the car and drain the reservoir from above using a suction pump rather than undo the drain plug as I find it easier (the reservoir plug can be a pain sometimes) and I do get all the oil out as verified with my borescope. I drain the engine sump from the drain plug as you described. Again, thanks for the pics.

    Shan
     
  11. davey_jones

    davey_jones Formula Junior

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    I have a small periodic drip from the sump area and I'm thinking that may be what it is...(crush washer)
     
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  13. kenster888

    kenster888 Formula Junior

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    Thank you so much John for this post.
     
  14. bigbaddad

    bigbaddad Karting

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    How messy is the topside pump? I have thought about them, but it seems wrong somehow, oil 'draining' against gravity. :)

    That said, I do have the Motiv Power bleeder that I have used on my 993, and it makes brake jobs a piece of cake.

    -John
     

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