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Eaton oil change writeup (pics)

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  1. airmanb2b

    airmanb2b Active Member Established Member

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    Did a similar writeup like the fuel filter change I did awhile back. Took me about 10-15 minutes start to finish first time

    Parts and Tools Required

    1 large syringe (any pharmacy)
    1 quart Mobil 10w30 (only need about 8 oz)
    3/16 allen wrench
    2 rags
    1 small bowl or cup (to put old oil in)
    about 6 inches of clear fish tank hose (any pet department)

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    First step is to locate the oil drain/fill plug

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    Use the the 3/16 allen wrench and unscrew the plug. The plug will be tight the first time. Don't worry. Just put a little ass into it. Lay rags under the plug. You will get a bit of oil out. It's inevitable so just let it drain on the rags. Watch how it flows out. That's important later.

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    Push the hose into the hole as far as it will go and suck out the oil. It will take a bit depending on the size of syringe. Repeat until you get only air. Put oil in cup or bowl. My oil was medium brown and smelled like pure shit.

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    Once the Eaton is empty, you will have some oil in the hose that you cannot get out. Purge the line with new oil to get the old out of the hose.

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    Keep filling the syringe with new oil and squirting it into the eaton until it flows out like it did when you first removed the plug. Should hold about 8oz or so give or take. If you have small fingers, you can stick your pinky in the hole and feel the oil. Should be level with the bottom of the drain/fill hole.

    Once the oil is flowing out freely and you cannot put anymore in, install the plug. Don't overtighten! Just snug.

    I did get a good bit of oil past the rag and couldn't get all the oil wiped up, so I sprayed some carb cleaner on the block where the oil was sitting to help evaporate it out.

    Good luck! :coolman:
     
  2. - Aj -

    - Aj - Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks! I am due for this. Never changed the fluid and Im just about at 30k miles. Pullied for about 2k.
     
  3. airmanb2b

    airmanb2b Active Member Established Member

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    No problem
     
  4. SSSNAKE04

    SSSNAKE04 New Member Established Member

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    so how much oil is in there???
     
  5. IronTerp

    IronTerp Mid-Atlantic Cobra Assoc. Moderator

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    Another good writeup airmanb2b! Thanks. What do you all think......every 15,000 miles?
     
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    great write-up as always.
     
  7. xtreme3169

    xtreme3169 Member Established Member

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    How often is a eaton oil change recommended?
     
  8. airmanb2b

    airmanb2b Active Member Established Member

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    It's not exact. Fill to overflow. About 8 oz.

    Stiege says 20,000 for pullied cars. Upper only.



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  9. Hicompression

    Hicompression Hah! Established Member

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    What specifies that you use 10W-30? My Kenne Bell uses straight 50W oil.
     
  10. airmanb2b

    airmanb2b Active Member Established Member

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    Did alot of searching. Stiege recommends it.
     
  11. CobraBob

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    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Thanks for the quick PM Airmanb2b. I'll add the info to my website today. It will surely help others in the future. :)
     
  13. BoneCrusher

    BoneCrusher New Member Established Member

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    Another good one man thanks. Changed out my fuel filter last week using your writeup.
     
  14. SpectorV

    SpectorV Active Member Established Member

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    I am going to do this soon, what about cleaning the intercooler and oil separator?
     
  15. BlackSabbath

    BlackSabbath Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks for another great writeup.
     
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    PDubs New Member Established Member

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    Wow I'm way overdue for this one. Thanks!
     
  17. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Info added to the FAQ page on my website. Thanks again.
     
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    SVT4ME Active Member Established Member

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    Very Cool write up!
     
  19. 04svtdriver

    04svtdriver I need another sports car Established Member

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    Good deal I'll change mine this weekend and I'm also putting on my springs. Good write up
     
  20. palehorse

    palehorse New Member Established Member

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    1 quart Mobil 10w30 (only need about 8 oz)

    Here is perhaps a stupid question, but does it matter if it is synthetic or a blend or the good old reqular stuff?
     

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