Basic oil change and filter change, Jaguar XJ8, 4.0, X308 – Auto Repair Series

Basic oil change and filter change, Jaguar XJ8, 4.0, X308 – Auto Repair Series


hi my name is Robert this video is designed to give you step-by-step detailed instructions on completing the task at hand visit my youtube channel and watch my disclaimer video and please like share and subscribe I hope you find the information looking for it thank you very much for watching I’m going to do a basic oil change on this 2003 Jaguar xj8 it’s the owner’s manual appears to recommend that it be changed every six months or every ten thousand miles whichever comes first looking at the owner’s manual it got about the weirdest oil chart I’ve ever seen but it looks like the primarily used oil is this 5w30 doesn’t say anything about synthetic and this one’s not supercharged with turbo charge so I’m just going to go with 5w30 in it and here’s the chart on it that recommends that the engine oil is changed every 10,000 miles or six months there’s a note down their donors man you also said that this car takes about either a six and a half or 7 quarts so I have a spare jug of 530 and I got six quarts here I got a new oil filter from the dealer I got an oil filter both brand new from the dealer it has a rubber ring in it I recommend replacing those as often as you can preferably every oil change and I also recommend you use an OEM or the OEM manufacturer oil filter they’re the best for the motor I don’t know who makes this one but this one was kind of pricey at the dealer was like twenty three dollars plus tax the oil filter bolt was sixteen dollars plus tax so just in in that you’re looking at just hard cost on the oil change is gonna be about seventy bucks but when you’re driving a nice car like this you need to keep the oil change real simple oil change so I got a thirteen millimeter socket ratchet torque wrench if you think you needed some gloves something to catch the oil put the car up on ramps and I got the oil filter wrench here whichever oil filter wrench you prefer so I open the hood and take the oil cap off the motor and then I pull the dipstick out a couple of inches then I go under the car come under the car it’s very easy to find the screw on type filter and the oil pan the oil pans at the bottom at the motor near the front you don’t have to pull any splash carter off from what i can see that’s the boat you take that bolt loose let the oil drain in your drain pan there and then after it gets done draining you pull the filter off which is right there so let me go ahead and pull this bolt it’s thirteen millimeter and start draining it it just comes out counterclockwise okay i got the oil coming out and fortunate for me it is going in the pan and now once it quit straining i’m gonna go ahead and pull the oil filter off while the oil is filling up in the pan I normally prime the oil filter with some fresh oil and this normally is a process I fill it up four or five times but since this is a sad Mountain oil filter I’m only gonna fill it at once because I’m probably going to lose some of that oil when I go to screw it on and then I lubricate the seal with the oil that I used to prime it with good clean fresh oil now that the oil is at a trickle I go ahead and break the oil filter loose-lipped my wrench and get that unscrewed alright once you break the oil filter loose start to turn it off it’ll drain some more oil out so keep your drain pan in position and under there let that oil train off before you pull it all the way out alright once you get the oil filter off and claim Claire Gulf you wanna wipe those surfaces clean make sure that the oil filter gasket didn’t get stuck on the side of the motor and then go ahead and hand screw your oil filter on the big thing we’re doing oil changes may you’re sure you don’t put the filter on too tight and making sure you get a good seal on your oil pan bowl because you don’t want it dripping in your garage so what I normally do is get the oil filter hand tight or make sure the seal makes contact and then turn it another 3/4 to one turn and get on your boat here I screw it in hand tight and then I bump it once with the wrench maybe another quarter turn at the most with the wrench or you could torque it to about 17 foot-pounds but make sure you don’t cross thread the bolt and so put it in hand by hand at first okay after I got the oil filter in I came down here I put the mileage on it the date on it and the weight oil and then on the boat there that I put in I screwed it down until it was snug and then I did it maybe another eighth of a turn if you’re going to put a torque rejoin it maybe twelve foot pounds at the most now since the cars not on the flat surface I’m gonna come up here and I’m gonna add six quarts in it then I’m crank it up put it on a flat surface let it idle for five minutes then I’m gonna shut it down let it sit for five minutes then I’m gonna check the oil level and I’m gonna top it off as needed so I’m gonna go ahead and toss six quarts in it right now the reason I’m I toss six quarts in it is because there’s a chance that there was a little bit of oil left in the oil pan since the car wasn’t sitting on the flat surface so I’m at least go 1/2 a court below recommended and then check the oil level so put your rag or something to catch any oil you might spill get you a good funnel and make sure the funnels cleaned out and then fill the oil level if you leak oil down the side of this motor it’s going to get on the exhaust manifold down there and it’s going to smell real bad so you want to use a funnel when you want to catch any that you spill over okay after you add the oil you want to wipe off around your oil field oil filler cap as best you can screw it on get you a couple of clicks on that wipe off your power stand pump and then wipe off your oil dipstick you don’t want these things to be left dirty because if you driving around and in your clean or you have some need that you suspect you need to check your oil you don’t want to get dirty while you’re in here so it’s good to try to keep these areas cleaned up as best you can so after you add the oil go into the car double check make sure your filters not leaking and your bolts not leaking and then go ahead and start the car up alright I don’t have anything dripping off my boat I don’t have anything dripping off my filter so now I’m going to take my use oil get that recycled and start the car up then it run for a few minutes check the oil ok I warmed up the motor ran it for about five minutes parked it for about five minutes wipe the dipstick off now I’m gonna pull the dipstick car out and see what the level is and it looks like I’m right at the low so I need another quart in there so I’m gonna go ahead and add one more court and be done with it we got any questions go ahead and post this me or somebody else will answer for you if you feel that this information was beneficial please like it and share it with your social media friends you can also subscribe to my channel so that you can get notifications of future videos that I post visit my 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