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: Grease Time! Help!

11-20-2005, 03:17 PM
I am about to change my oil, goin full synthetic!!! I was thinkin though, maybe I should find out about what I have to grease.

In other words... I don't know what to grease, how to grease it, and with what grease, but i know it has to be done. Can anybody help me out? Much appreciated!!!

11-20-2005, 03:23 PM

why would you want to grease something for an oil change?

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11-20-2005, 03:34 PM
On some cars, you need to grease the ball joints and steering tie rods and drag link joints as well as regrease the wheel bearings.

11-20-2005, 03:37 PM
dont have to greese anything that i know of. but make sure the seal from the oil filter doesnt get stuck to the engine block.....

11-20-2005, 04:22 PM
The grease has nothing to do with the oil change. I just wanted to knowck it out while I had the car in the air.

11-20-2005, 04:42 PM

no need to re-grease anything bro

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11-29-2005, 02:21 PM
Most cars made now-a-days now have sealed bearings and what not, there are no longer any grease fittings to attach a grease gun too much less grease.

btw sorry I have been away awhile guys, been REALLY busy at work lol!

11-29-2005, 02:46 PM
yeah i was beginning to wonder where you were, oh mighty oil master

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11-29-2005, 10:26 PM
put grease on the oil filter when you put the new one on. i would also suggest only tightening the new one a little bit more than hand tight. it makes for easier future oil changes. about greasing i think there actually are three spots that the owners manual recomends. not quite sure offhand. i never do any of that anyway

oh don't buy a filter wrench if the old one is more than hand tight take a screwdriver or an awl (i think thats how u spell it) and stab it through and turn it off with that.

11-30-2005, 01:36 AM
yeah, i tighten it 3/4 turn or something after i know the filter caskets touches (stops rattling when you shake it) i have a wrench my dad gave me cause i had a filter that was all metal and was hard to take off once

i'll look around in the manual and see what it says about greasing... i only started this thread because i didn't know if there were places that needed to be greased. when people take their cars in for oil changes and tune-ups, the shops check all that, but i do all of that stuff myself.

12-01-2005, 04:15 AM
the shops say that they do that but i do not believe that.

12-01-2005, 10:51 AM
haha, story time!!! (A Walmart Story)

Once upon a time I took my 94 Honda Civic to Walmart for a quick oil change. The terms of the change include refilling all fluids, greasing fittings, vacuuming carpet, washing windows, checking air filter, etc.

When I got the car back...

-Washer fluid still bone *** dry
-No carpet was vacuumed
-Tranny fluid was still a lil low
-Windshield was as dirty as can be
-Air filter was horrid (I found out later)
-and guess what.. no oil was changed!

It still had the gum stuff I put on the oil pan plug, and the oil filter was still an old Pure One (which Walmart doesn't carry). That pissed me off big time. I yelled at the attendant, they refunded, and I walked away. Haha.

On top of all that, I had to wait 2 hours for the change.

12-01-2005, 11:28 AM
wow, ive had no problems with my walmart changes except they didnt throw on my air filter for my CAI when i asked them to, but i didnt think they would in the first place

12-03-2005, 04:31 AM
You put grease on the oil filter? I was always told that you put some of the oil on the gasket before you installed it but not grease, let me know how that turns out.
very funny Kat, lol!

12-03-2005, 05:36 AM
I haven't done an oil change myself in ages, but from what I remember my dad teaching me we always put some of the engine oil around the gasket.

12-03-2005, 01:56 PM
I don't recommend the full synthetic, the 2.0L engines just don't like it very much. Depending on your driving conditions Castrol 5W20 or 5W30 is the best to use.

I love the wal mart storys, the best part about a wal mart oil change is when the hourly high school kid mechanic forgets to put the drain plug back in (or double gaskets the drain plug) and 2 miles down the road the owner is calling Hyundai Roadside assistance to bring their cars to the dealer. I guess it works if you want a free engine though. Cause wal marts paying for it..

12-03-2005, 01:56 PM
I've used full synthetic mobil 1 since my 1st oil change, I've never had a problem.

12-06-2005, 12:58 AM
i love the full synthetic. sooo smooth!

12-09-2005, 12:15 AM
first of all, i have to clear this up, when i was talking about grease, i was talking about ball joints and such. the only reason i mentioned the oil change was because i was gonna have the car lifted for the oil change and wanted to know where to grease while i had it lifted, to keep from having to do it again...

as far as the gasket on the oil filter, i always dip my finger in the new oil and rub it around it, i'd never even consider grease there..

with the synthetic... it made the engine feel smoother, there were no problems, improvements! i used pennzoil platinum for this oil change because it was on sale and i trust pennzoil.