Position your funnel over your oil-catch tub and remove the oil-tank drain bolt and washer. Loosen or fully remove the oil cap/
dipstick to speed draining.
With a 6mm Allen wrench and 5-inch extension, loosen the
crankcase drain bolt as shown. Pry the washer away from the
case or it’ll fall into your oil tub. Remove the drain bolt and catch
the black oil with your tub.
replace it if
on your Allen
thread it into
the crankcase and
bolts to 12
Place the plastic oil-catch tool on the engine as shown and loosen
the oil filter. If you don’t have an oil-filter wrench, large channel-lock pliers will work.
Remove the old filter, and stuff paper towels or a rag into the
catch-tool basin to sop up the oil or some could spill when
removing the tool. Dispose of the old filter and oil properly.
Open a bottle of fresh oil
and use some to lubricate
the O-ring on your new
filter or your filter could
weld itself to the hot
engine and be a bear to
remove next time.
Spin the new filter onto the engine until the O-ring seats on the
engine, and tighten another half turn. PC Racing and K&N oil filters
have 17mm lugs on the top to make installation and removal easy.
Replace the engine-access cover, seatbelt rubber and seats.
Pour 3 quarts of fresh synthetic oil into the tank, fully thread the
dipstick into the tank, run the engine for 30 seconds, let sit for 15
seconds, and then check the oil level. Remove the dipstick, wipe
off the oil, replace the dipstick, fully thread the cap on the tank,
remove it again and check the level. Add the required amount
from the fourth quart and recheck the oil level. Enjoy! ❑