Whether its a Volvo S60 or any other European car for that matter, it will need a periodic and frequent oil change. If your Volvo is in need of some liquid maintenance, now is a great time to stock up on supplies and learn a few tips on how to change your oil. Thanks to our sponsor, CRP Automotive, I'll walk you through a basic oil change on this Volvo 2004 S60 2.5T. This procedure is similar, if not identical for most 99+ Volvo 5 and 6-Cylinder engines.
Why Should I Change My Oil & What Do I Use?
Oil changes are a quick and easy way to extend the life of your car, while providing a great opportunity to check other areas like tire pressures, engine and cabin filters, and fluid levels along with the condition of any other Volvo parts. If you're unsure about which oil is best for you, check out our blog resources for more information:
- The Basics of Engine Oil: Viscosity & Applications
- What Type of Oil Should I Use In My Car?
- DIY: The Humble Oil Change
What Will I Need For The Job?
- 17mm socket or wrench
- An oil change kit
- Volvo oil filter cartridge removal tool
- Shop rags
- For this video I used Pentosin Pento-High Performance 5W30 oil & a Mann Oil Filter
Let's Get to Work!
- First, support the vehicle by using a lift or jack/jack stands. May sure its safe and stable before starting.
- Remove the splash pan and its seven bolts under the engine.
- Remove the 17mm drain plug and drain the oil into a drain bucket.
- Remove the oil filter cartridge housing and replace the filter.
- Reinstall in reverse order.
- Fill the engine back up with oil.
- Reset your service light
- Fill out and install a service sticker.
Check out our DIY Repair Video Here For Better Reference: