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Old 09-13-2007, 11:33 PM
 
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Default DIY oil change procedure for '07 XC90 3.2L

DIY procedure for oil change on a 2007 XC90 3.2L:

This is my first oil change on this car, so bear with me.

Tools:
1/4 inch ratchet (had it)
1/2 inch ratchet (Sears, $10 or shortest you have, less than 6 inches needed)
10mm socket (had it)
17mm socket (had it)
36mm socket (found it at Sears, largest they had in metric - $10)
10-15 gal oil drain pan (Autozone, $10)

Optional tools:
Ramps
Funnel
Lots of shop towels in my case (hopefully you can learn from my experience)

Supplies:
Volvo supplied oil filter with o-ring ($8)
Volvo supplied 17mm crush washer ($.50)
8 quarts of oil, your choice, I used Castrol 10w40 since I live in Texas and it is HOT

Procedure:
1. Use 36mm socket to remove the oil filter housing, located on passenger side of engine about an arms length down.

2. Use 10mm socket to remove 6 bolts that hold the black plastic skid plate. This was easy, took 2 minutes.

3. Use 17mm socket to loosen black drain bolt (yes, the one right there in front of you). NOTE: I used a 15 quart oil pan and positioned in 3 inches past the bolt, and I STILL missed the oil stream when it shot out about 18 inches. Beware, get the towels ready and move the pan as needed to avoid a mess. It wasn't that bad, just got my arm and little of my floor mat. I let the oil drain about 15 minutes and got about 7.1 quarts out.

4. Replace oil drain bolt with NEW crush washer. I just hand tightened it. Didn't leak.

5. Finish replacing the new oil filter and o-ring. Clean the threads, remove the filter and o-ring. Put new o-ring on and apply a finger layer of oil to it. Push oil filter on center piece. Reattach oil filter housing. I used a firm turn of the ratchet, but didn't want to tweak the plastic housing too much. No leaks after 50 miles. The housing says 25 foot of torque on mine, but I don't know how you could get a torque wrench on it.

6. Add oil. I added 6 quarts first. Pulled dipstick and could barely see any oil on it. I then added another quart and saw the oil just below the LOW mark. Waited 10 minutes to let oil drain (cleaned stuff up). Started car and let run 5 minutes (still cleaning). Turned off and let sit for 15 minutes (book says to do this). Same oil reading, so I added another 1/2 quart for a total of 7.5 and the stick is right in the middle.

7. Enjoy driving!!!

Hope this helps someone.


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Old 09-14-2007, 12:17 AM
 
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Default RE: DIY oil change procedure for '07 XC90 3.2L

Now, how do you dispose of the used oil?
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Default RE: DIY oil change procedure for '07 XC90 3.2L

Thank you for the post. Besure to copy and paste this into the Members Writeup thread in the General Volvo section of the forum.

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Most autoparts stores (AutoZone, Advance, Kragen...) offer free recycling. Just bring in your container of used oil and ask them where their oil bin is at. Then you just walk over to it and pour the oil in the bin. Couldn't be easier. Works for transmission fluid (probably brake fluid too, but not positive).
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:55 PM
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Just to let you know you forgot a few important steps. 1 you must remove oil filter first this is so all of the oil drains from the sump which is why you only got about 7 qts out. then drain oil and install crush ring then reinsatll filter with new oring then it should take about 8.5 qts. And volvo recc. 0-w30 wt. for these new 3.2 engines. then reset the SRI.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:54 PM
 
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The book says the car only takes 7.7 quarts of oil. When I removed the filter, there wasn't any oil in the filter or in the filter housing. Where is the sump and what woud the vertically installed oil filter have to do with it containing oil? Just a question.

As for oil disposal, yes, I poured the old oil in the used oil bottles and returned to Autozone for recycling. No fee. Bought new materials while there so I am set for the next oil change.

I didn't reset the interval since this was an "in between" oil change for me. I still do the 7.5k oil changes as noted by Volvo, I just choose to do a 3.2k change in between. I may switch to synthetic and stretch it to 7.5k. What does the forum think?

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Old 09-15-2007, 07:30 AM
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MODEL: XC90 3.2L (engine code 98)
M. YEAR: 2007
SUBJECT: New (3.2L Inline 6 Cylinder) Oil Filter Housing Drain during Service
REFERENCE: VIDA
When changing the Engine Oil and Filter on the New 3.2L Inline 6 cylinder engine, it is
important to remember to remove the oil filter first, before draining the sump. This will allow
the dirty oil that is being held in the oil filter housing to drain back into the sump and in turn be
removed when the sump is drained.
The oil filter housing on the new 3.2L engine is equipped with a spring loaded valve that is
held closed by the filter element. This maintains an oil level in the filter housing during normal
operation of the engine. This ensures faster rise to operating oil pressure at engine start.
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Default RE: DIY oil change procedure for '07 XC90 3.2L

Well there you go. Thanks for the info. Where did you find that? Is there other DIY info there on other maintenance items?

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I work at a dealer and have access to all of this info. So I doubt you would be able to find info like this for DIYers. That why it is great to belong to such a great forum with all kinds of people and great knowledge.
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Default RE: DIY oil change procedure for '07 XC90 3.2L

Thanks. I updated the original post above with this new information. Should be good now. Enjoy!
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