Changing the oil and oil filter


If you change your own oil, be sure to drain all the oil from the filter before disposal.

Do not dispose of used engine oil by placing it in the trash, or by pouring it onto the ground, into sewers, or into any body of water.

Check with your local government office for the proper disposal options available to you.

Change the oil and oil filter according to the maintenance schedule in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet”.

The engine oil and oil filter must be changed more frequently than listed in the maintenance schedule when driving on dusty roads, when short trips are frequently made, or when driving in extremely cold weather.

1. Warm up the engine by letting the engine idle for approximately 10 minutes to ease draining the engine oil.

2. Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine.

3. Remove the oil filler cap.

4. Drain out the engine oil by removing

4. Drain out the engine oil by removing the drain plug while the engine is still warm. The used oil should be drained into an appropriate container and disposed of properly.


Be careful not to burn yourself with hot engine oil.

5. Wipe the seating surface of the drain plug with a clean cloth and tighten it securely with a new sealing washer after the oil has completely drained out.

6. Open the access cover by removing

6. Open the access cover by removing the five clips and turning the access cover counterclockwise. The oil filter will be exposed.

7. Remove the oil filter with an oil filter

7. Remove the oil filter with an oil filter wrench.

8. Clean the rubber seal seating area of the bottom of engine and install the oil filter by hand turning. Be careful not to twist or damage the seal.

9. Tighten the oil filter by the amount indicated in the following table after the seal makes contact with the bottom of engine.



Never over tighten the oil filter because that can result in an oil leak.

Thoroughly wipe off any engine oil that has spilled over the exhaust pipe and/or under-cover.

If left unremoved, the oil could catch fire.

10. Reinstall the cover under the oil filter.

11. Pour engine oil through the filler neck.

For the oil capacity guideline, refer to “Engine oil”. The necessary quantity of oil depends on the quantity of oil that has been drained. The quantity of drained oil differs slightly depending on the temperature of the oil and the time the oil is left flowing out. After refilling the engine with oil, therefore, you must use the level gauge to confirm that the level is correct.

12. Start the engine and make sure that no oil leaks appear around the filter’s rubber seal and drain plug.

13. Run the engine until it reaches the normal operating temperature. Then stop the engine and wait a few minutes to allow the oil drain back. Check the oil level again and if necessary, add more engine oil.