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Old 08-27-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Oil Change Help

I am about to change my own oil for the first time. It is a 94 toyota corolla. I have good directions and stuff, but I cant seem to find the drain plug. Do I need to have my car on a ramp or something?

There are 2 spots I think it might be:

1: In the very front under the car there is a sheet of metal held on by a few bolts. Maybe its under there?

2: On the passenger side of the car is a black tank with one single bolt on the bottom. Is this it?

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Old 08-28-2005, 02:02 AM   #2
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I think it is the black tank on the passenger side because the oil filter is right infront of it. Is this right?
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:19 AM   #3
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haha stupid question, but everybody starts somewhere

well yes the black tank with the bolt, its the drain plug, loosen it and take it out, have a catch pan underneath it, and the oil will drain, take off the oil filter, put the drain plug back on, and oil filter back in, put in new oil, start the engine, check the dipstick and your done

trust me its one of the easiest things you can do
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:11 AM   #4
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AH AH AH dont put the old filter back on. You should buy a new one. If you dont have enough money than you can just put the old one on but ied say get a new one. ive done this alot with my car and my stepdads race car.
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:40 AM   #5
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i agree on the with sandle on this one, the last thing you want to do is put back an old filter. New ones cost like 5-10 bucks so it's not like you'll spend a fortune on it. Plus it'll help the oil burn better and cleaner, reducing wear and tear on your engine in the long run
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:15 PM   #6
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Plus it'll help the oil burn better and cleaner, reducing wear and tear on your engine in the long run

what!??!?!?!? you mean they're SUPPOSED to burn oil? all this time, i've been replacing engines when they burned oil! i had no idea they were supposed to.... damn!
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:06 PM   #7
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I dunno if you were being sarcastic but n e ways thats why the dipstick gets low...CAUSE IT BURNS IT.
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:21 PM   #8
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I dunno if you were being sarcastic but n e ways thats why the dipstick gets low...CAUSE IT BURNS IT.

i guess none of my cars run right, b/c the oil level never drops. they must not be burning/leaking enough oil... come to think of it, there's a lot of mosquitoes around here, and my driveway is way too clean... how can i make my cars burn oil like they're supposed to? is there a kit for it? will it be expensive? will my fuel mileage go up?
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:24 PM   #9
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i guess none of my cars run right, b/c the oil level never drops. they must not be burning/leaking enough oil... come to think of it, there's a lot of mosquitoes around here, and my driveway is way too clean... how can i make my cars burn oil like they're supposed to? is there a kit for it? will it be expensive? will my fuel mileage go up?

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no, really...
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:09 PM   #11
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my bad, i didnt really mean to say put the old filter back in

If your car doesnt burn oil, thts a GOOD thing, its not a bad thing, so dont worry about it
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my bad, i didnt really mean to say put the old filter back in

If your car doesnt burn oil, thts a GOOD thing, its not a bad thing, so dont worry about it

...but sandlercd_22 says it's supposed to...
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:13 AM   #13
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i COULD be wrong, but oil doesnt have to be burnt in a engine, use common sense, if the oil doesnt burn it doesnt mean tht the engine is running bad
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