How To Change The Oil On A Volvo S60

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:

What Will I Need For The Job?

Let's Get to Work!

  1. First, support the vehicle by using a lift or jack/jack stands. May sure its safe and stable before starting.
  2. Remove the splash pan and its seven bolts under the engine.
  3. Remove the 17mm drain plug and drain the oil into a drain bucket.
  4. Remove the oil filter cartridge housing and replace the filter.
  5. Reinstall in reverse order.
  6. Fill the engine back up with oil.
  7. Reset your service light
  8. Fill out and install a service sticker.

Check out our DIY Repair Video Here For Better Reference:

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Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

About the Author: Jay VanGorden
Jason has been with the company since 2011. He's been in the automotive industry for over 15 years and brings a great amount of automotive experience to FCP. He graduated from Universal Technical Institute of Exton PA. in 2005 and then went on to graduate from the Volvo S.A.F.E program in 2006. From there he worked at a Volvo dealership achieving his ranking as a Certified Volvo Technician in just 2 years, and a Master Volvo Technician in only 4 years. Jay VanGorden (Dr. Jay) is a Master Volvo Technician and Volvo Catalog Manager at FCP Euro. He can be reached at