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      Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R

      Are there any DIY out there for changing oil on a S60R. I did search but couldn't find anything except for DIY on s40. Thanks.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (vRooooM)

      Are you looking for a how-to guide? It's a cinch.

      Things to buy:
      Just buy a cartridge-style filter with rubber O-ring, 5.8 bottles of your favorite oil (M1) and (1) 18mm ALUMINUM crush washer.

      Tools:
      You will need a suitable filter wrench on-hand. The size of the filter housing (cap) is atypical and it is recessed. A standard wrench will not work. I didn't want to pay a fortune for the socket cup at the dealer, so I picked up a canvas strap wrench at the local auto parts store for around $6. It worked like a charm. You will also need an 18mm wrench or socket. And, unless you're incredibly limber, a pair of ramps.

      The oil change:
      The process should be self-explanatory if you have performed oil changes before. Step one is to drain the oil. Step two is the filter. This is the first car I have encountered with a cartridge-style filter and I must admit I was a tad intimidated. Rest assured, the housing simply unscrews and drops. Remove the old filter cartridge and seat the new one on the base of the filter housing. Give the housing a good wipe-down and examine how the old O-ring is situated before removing it. Apply a fresh coat of oil to the new ring and install it on the housing before screwing the assembly back on. Be careful not to cross-thread as the housing is plastic. Step three (once you are comfortable with the amount of oil in the pan) is to clean up around the drain plug, replace the crush washer and reinstall the plug. Be careful not to over-tighten as the pan is aluminum and the threads could be stripped out if you over-torque. Step four is to add the oil. I prefer to add the first approx. five-and-one-half quarts and then run the engine for a few seconds. Step five is to carefully top off the oil to the full line on the dipstick. A full six quarts of oil will put you about 1/8" above the full line (yeah, thanks Volvo dealer!!!). Step six is to recycle your old oil and filter. That's it... you're done!

      Best of luck. Email me if you have any questions.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (RainyS60R)

      Thanks for the info...

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (RainyS60R)

      Quote, originally posted by RainyS60R »

      Tools:
      You will need a suitable filter wrench on-hand. The size of the filter housing (cap) is atypical and it is recessed. A standard wrench will not work. I didn't want to pay a fortune for the socket cup at the dealer, so I picked up a canvas strap wrench at the local auto parts store for around $6. It worked like a charm.

      I use the IPD HD filter wrench and really appreciate it. On prior cars, I used the strap or the normal 'cap type', but several times they slipped due to oil or actually deformed the cartridge. It only takes one smashed knuckle and you will wish you had a good one... I learned the hard way

      http://www.ipdusa.com/search.a...rench

      And by the way, your not far away, so come on over and you are welcome to try it before you buy it..


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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (Move Over!)

      Even the IPD "light duty" filter wrench works like a charm.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (ktm_525)

      Quote, originally posted by ktm_525 »
      Even the IPD "light duty" filter wrench works like a charm.

      Yes, but Lucky gives me a 10% comission and 10% of $39.95 is better than 10% of $7.95...

      Just to clarify... The 'cap type' I had before was NOT from IPD, but probably some auto parts special or 'universal' type.


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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (vRooooM)

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (Edogg218)


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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (RainyS60R)

      why are you advising people to overfill their oil?......the manual clearly says
      5.5 qts.....and no I am not interested in filling my oil to above nor near the top of the fill line.......

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      Mine takes much closer to 6 qts every time.

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      Re: (firehawk618)

      Quote, originally posted by firehawk618 »
      Mine takes much closer to 6 qts every time.

      Yup. At 5.5 I'm seeing the "low oil" message within 2 weeks. 5.8. Theres endless threads about this, no one ever wins. Do what ya like.


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      im pretty sure the manual says 5.8 for R cars, you should not be filling oil randomly, when I fill mine, I always go about an 1/8' over max, when I start, let vehicle warm up, (oil flows to the oil filter), and check level again, and always get 1/8 to max line on dipstick
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      Re: (s140s)

      yea closer to 5.8 for me too.

      Ive been using napa gold filters lately with M1. cross reference number for the napa is 7021 or 27021.


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      From what they tell us at volvo and the dealer here are the oil amounts i use:
      4cyl=5qts
      5cyl(old)=6qts
      6cyl(old)=7qts
      v8=7qts
      3.2L=8qts
      5cyl(new 40,50,70,30)=6.5qts
      that is just what we went by some may beg to differ just my 2 cents
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      Re: (97GLTbrick)

      Quote, originally posted by 97GLTbrick »
      From what they tell us at volvo and the dealer here are the oil amounts i use:
      4cyl=5qts
      5cyl(old)=6qts
      6cyl(old)=7qts
      v8=7qts
      3.2L=8qts
      5cyl(new 40,50,70,30)=6.5qts
      that is just what we went by some may beg to differ just my 2 cents

      6 qts in the R is too much!

      The R's oil quality sensor takes up 0.2 qts of volume which means the R needs 5.8 qts of oil.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (coolbob37)

      Quote, originally posted by coolbob37 »
      why are you advising people to overfill their oil?......the manual clearly says
      5.5 qts.....and no I am not interested in filling my oil to above nor near the top of the fill line.......

      Ummm... yeah, what ^^^ they ^^^ said.

      Gotta love ancient threads!

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      5.5 or 5.8?

      It says 5.5 LITERS which coincidentally is 5.8 Quarts.

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      Re: 5.5 or 5.8? (FEO)

      Quote, originally posted by FEO »
      It says 5.5 LITERS which coincidentally is 5.8 Quarts.

      FEO with the save!

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      yes also the new 3.2L says 7.8qts you know what volvo told us in traning it dosnt matter do 8 lol im just saying these are VOLVO guidelines from training in atlanta
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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (RainyS60R)

      who ever takes there car to JIFFY LUBE for an oil change Is flirting with disaster

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      Re: (s140s)

      Quote, originally posted by s140s »
      im pretty sure the manual says 5.8 for R cars, you should not be filling oil randomly...

      What about arbitrarily? Like, just put oil in stuff wherever you like?

      Seriously, we have 20+ posts and an argument about how to change the oil. Good God I love this car.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (vRooooM)

      I usually put in 1.45 gallons of oil.
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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (o2k)

      Quote, originally posted by o2k »
      I usually put in 1.45 gallons of oil.

      Funny, I put 371.20 tablespoons in mine.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (850arrrsaylikepirate)

      LOL!!
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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (o2k)

      Quote, originally posted by o2k »
      LOL!!

      I love my HP48GX calculator.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (850arrrsaylikepirate)

      Quote, originally posted by 850arrrsaylikepirate »

      Funny, I put 371.20 tablespoons in mine.

      LOL! My neighbors would look at me like i was even crazier if they saw me adding oil in TBSP increments.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (Move Over!)

      Quote, originally posted by Move Over! »

      I use the IPD HD filter wrench and really appreciate it. On prior cars, I used the strap or the normal 'cap type', but several times they slipped due to oil or actually deformed the cartridge. It only takes one smashed knuckle and you will wish you had a good one... I learned the hard way

      http://www.ipdusa.com/search.a...rench



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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (vRooooM)

      so let's hit the high points, shall we?

      ** use Rhino Ramps
      ** do it after engine has been run and cooled about 20+ minutes (warm, not hot)
      ** place the catch basin a foot past where the plug nut is -- hot oil will shoot several feet past the end of the pan ! Get ready to move it under the hole as flow slows.
      **when you go after the filter cover, oil will go everwhere -- yes, it's an idiotic design-- Volvo hates the environment-- nothing you can do -- have lots of rags handy.
      ** the filter cover should be hand-tight -- if you need a wrench you've over-tightened it on the last change. Never let anyone change your oil.
      ** change the crush washer on the oil plug and the rubber 0-ring on the filter cover, dip your finger in the oil and run it along the new O-ring before installing. hand tighten firmly -- go 'til it stops then ~ 1/4 turn.
      ** check for leaks the next time you park, and check your level after driving 100 mi or so.
      ** while you are doing your oil change, check your tire pressures. 39 psi is the factory recommended pressure.
      ** save the receipt for your oil/filter purchase and write down the date and your milage. keep these data with your owner's manual wallet... it will be worth a lot to (you in resale) the new owner when you sell the car.

      Volvo recommends Castrol Syntech 5W30 or 10W30

      read your owner's manual !
      read the owner's manual suppliment too ( it has the turbo oil recommendations).


      Modified by petew at 10:19 AM 6-25-2009


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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (petew)

      Very civilized PeteW, and good info for a noob.
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      Re: (850arrrsaylikepirate)

      Quote, originally posted by 850arrrsaylikepirate »

      6 qts in the R is too much!

      The R's oil quality sensor takes up 0.2 qts of volume which means the R needs 5.8 qts of oil.


      LOLLOLOLOLOLOL silly people 6.0 is just fine! .2 of oil is like a "C" hair
      It does not damage any thing and when i poor 6.0 the dip stick level is PIRFECT! LOLOL you guys make me LMFAO!!!
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      Re: (VolvokidS60R)

      Quote, originally posted by VolvokidS60R »

      LOLLOLOLOLOLOL silly people 6.0 is just fine! .2 of oil is like a "C" hair
      It does not damage any thing and when i poor 6.0 the dip stick level is PIRFECT! LOLOL you guys make me LMFAO!!!

      Dude, 0.2qts is 12.8 tablespoons of extra oil


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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (850arrrsaylikepirate)

      Quote, originally posted by 850arrrsaylikepirate »

      I love my HP48GX calculator.

      TI-85 FTW.

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      Re: Looking for DIY - Oil Change on a S60R (coolbob37)

      Quote, originally posted by coolbob37 »
      why are you advising people to overfill their oil?......the manual clearly says
      5.5 qts.....and no I am not interested in filling my oil to above nor near the top of the fill line.......

      It is 5.8 , 5.5 is worthless.. the car uses 5.8-6.. I put almost 6 in this time and it is perfect.

      And I wouldn't take a 1982 Dodge Omni POS that doesn't run to JiffyLube! Those a$$holes are about as dumb as a box of rocks.


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      Re: (850arrrsaylikepirate)

      Quote, originally posted by 850arrrsaylikepirate »

      Dude, 0.2qts is 12.8 tablespoons of extra oil


      LOL!!!!
      BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA but you know if you buy 6 qt of oil and por it in you still loose a few .1 from each bottle cause enless you let each bottle drain in there theres still some leftover
      No more R got a 1995 240sx converted to a Silvia in replacement... Can't say I miss the Volvo
      P.s no more am i Volvo tech... I now am a shop Forman at a high performance shop.
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      Yeah right, he's all happy you called...then a yellow birdie flys by and oh here's a cupcake, btw what were we talking about...

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      Tips:

      This car is really easy and clean to change the oil with the right technique.

      1) Use Rhino ramps

      2) Invest in a wide used oil change tray with the integrated funnel. This alone will eliminate 99% of any mess.

      3)Drain the oil first, use new alum. crush washewr and torque drain bolt.

      4)Move oil drain tray under the filter. This will catch any of the mess.

      Easy Peasy.


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