Need An Oil And Filter Change? Do It Like The Pros

An oil and filter change is a basic service to provide for your vehicle

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  • Everything was going swimmingly. The rotted air filter was removed and the pieces of its demise were sucked out, oil and filter changed, whateverthehell that sensor was that lived on the side of the carb cover with its vacuum tube was replaced, and seven spark plugs, all Auotlites, were reomved and replaced. The eighth spark was hiding, nestled sweetly behind the hulking A/C compressor in a location only the escaped Nazi’s residing at the GM engineering division could design. Neither of us could get to it via regular methods and from the look of it from a bendy mirror, it was rusted in there good and tight. Time to spray and pray.

    Yes to an extent ~ *IF* you do regular BLISTERING HOT oil and filter changes and use Synthetic oils , the engine will actually clean itself of old paraffin based oil sludge . I am often asked how I keep the inside of my engines so clean .

  • It should go without saying that if you have a car, then you’ll need to change the oil and its oil filter eventually. Periodic oil and oil filters changes are a must to keep an engine running at optimal levels and extend its lifespan. You should know how to replace an oil filter and engine oil every 3000 miles or 3 months, depending on which comes first. This is a fairly straightforward job and you can save the expense of having a mechanic do it by taking the DIY route.

    The best advice to follow as far as engine oil and filter changes comes from the folks that built your car. Every 3000-5000 miles or three months is conventional thinking.

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    True story. One sunny Saturday WAYYYYY back in ’91, I had the opportunity, Nay! The priviledge of buying for $800 a fire engine red ’77 Pontiac Catalina with over 280K miles on the odo. Lovely little small block V8, 3 spd auto on the column and lovely blue mouse-fur velour bench seating that comfortably sat eight people (yes, there were seat belts (lap belts) for all). The car felt sluggish on the kick down and was giving worse MPG than I would expect from such a Malaise era classic, so a friend and I were persuaded to give the old girl a tune up.

    Everything was going swimmingly. The rotted air filter was removed and the pieces of its demise were sucked out, oil and filter changed, whateverthehell that sensor was that lived on the side of the carb cover with its vacuum tube was replaced, and seven spark plugs, all Auotlites, were reomved and replaced. The eighth spark was hiding, nestled sweetly behind the hulking A/C compressor in a location only the escaped Nazi’s residing at the GM engineering division could design. Neither of us could get to it via regular methods and from the look of it from a bendy mirror, it was rusted in there good and tight. Time to spray and pray.

    With the help of two elbow joints, a breaker bar, WD-40, and a f-ton of swearing, we popped that A/C Delco plug out of its rabbit hole. Upon inspection found nothing left of the spark arc; just a nubbin where the electrode used to be. Took a look again into the hole and found no evidence of anything, so according shoved a new plug into it. rehooked the wiring and she started right up. Purrrrrrrrred like a dream. To this day don’t know if that was the original A/C Delco plug from the factory, but my guess was that eight plug was suchapaininthearse to get, mechanics never bothered.

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    The best advice to follow as far as engine oil and filter changes comes from the folks that built your car. Every 3000-5000 miles or three months is conventional thinking. Stop-and-go city driving can qualify as “severe duty” when it comes to maintenance schedules, and require more frequent changes. Spending 20 bucks on an oil and filter change every few months is still less costly than a new engine – even over the course of multiple oil changes. Always prevent oil spills by containment. Drain containers and drip pans are also cheap, making it easy to recycle the used oil and properly dispose of the filter.

Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky Oil and Filter Change

At Lamb’s, our “Best in Class” oil change service includes a multi-point inspection, engine oil change and filter change. We only use engine oil that meets or exceeds factory specifications. We also check your air filter, your tire conditions and pressures, and all fluids under the hood. We’ll top off washer fluids, and alert you if other critical vehicle fluids are low as they may indicate that the system needs attention. We include a courtesy four-wheel tire rotation and lubricate steering components and zerk-fittings.