Oil Change

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-12-08, 07:25 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 453
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Oil Change

I have a 1995 camry and I personally change my oil but whenever I remove my oil filter which is located on top through the hood oil leaks out . What can I do to prevent any oil from dripping or leaking when I remove the oil filter. It seems that oil drips when removing the oil filter only when after using the vehicle. However, nothing drips when the car is cold but I cannot always have it cold when changing my oil. Any advice? Thank you!
 
  #2  
Old 07-12-08, 07:44 PM
W
Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Eastern Georgia
Posts: 486
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
put up with the drips, it is better to have the engine warm when you drain the oil.
 
  #3  
Old 07-13-08, 05:38 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,827
Received 361 Votes on 318 Posts
My wife used to have a car that was impossible to remove the oil filter without drowning the exhaust with oil. I ran into a boy that worked at one of those quick oil change places and asked how they did it - he laughed and then named off 3 different brands of cleaner that worked well.

I agree, it's better to change the oil warm/hot. If you wipe up the drips promptly - it's not too bad.
 
  #4  
Old 07-13-08, 06:12 AM
Unclediezel's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northeastern PA.
Posts: 2,230
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
If you have the space, put on one of those "SPONGY" carwash mitts when removing the filter.......and grab as close to the engine as possible....

I have seen a guy who cut a hole in the side of a half-gallon cardboard milk container, and was able to catch the oil in it , before it ran down onto the block....Worth a try...,but probably not the effort....
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: