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Old 09-02-2005, 08:41 PM
 
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Default Oil Change

I'm doing a 2500 mile oil and filter change on my 2005 XC 90 to flush out any nasty stuff. My questions are: (1) Do I have to remove the plastic skid plate to get to the filter, and (2) I understand the filter case is plastic, are there any torque settings. I haven't been able to find a service manual or repair manual for this car yet.

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Old 09-02-2005, 10:03 PM
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Yes you need to remove the plastic splashpan.
You will also need a special wrench to remove the filter housing.Then you pretty much just snug it up tight.It has a seal and sits inside the oil pan.Once it seats it doesn't take much for it to not leak.
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Thanks for the info. You mention a special wrench, and that the filter is located inside the oil pan? Do you have to remove the oil pan to get to the filter?
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:34 AM
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No you will have to remove the black housing on the passenger side you can't miss it.Then the filter is under the housing.
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Thanks. I appreciate your help.
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:01 AM
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I purchased an 05' xc90 in nov 05'. The salesperson told me that the first oil change isn't due until 7500 miles. I reluctantly beleived him. He said that the reason is because they use synthetic oil and that the engine is made of aluminum and because of the cooling properties of aluminum, the oil has a longer life due to it being used at alower temp. I now have about 5k miles. I called to double check about the 7500 miles thing and he told me, "your never going to beleive this, it isn't synthetic oil, its just 5-30." I usually change my oil every 3k miles with my other vehicles. So I need to figure out how to change this oil myself. I read the thread called "oil change" like the other fella mentioned. Has anyone since discovered any other threads, websites, manuals, etc. that has more descriptive explanations of the oil filter changing process?
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You do not need to change oil that often. Buy Mobil 1 Extended Service and change at a minimum of 7500 miles. Personally, I go 7500 and plan to extend it out to at least 15K. I have not decided yet on whether or not I will do a filter change and top off the oil somewhere around 7-8K.
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You do not need to change oil that often. Buy Mobil 1 Extended Service and change at a minimum of 7500 miles. Personally, I go 7500 and plan to extend it out to at least 15K. I have not decided yet on whether or not I will do a filter change and top off the oil somewhere around 7-8K.
If I were you I would not do the 15k oil changes. I have seen a ton of people do that and end up paying for the engine to be torn down to clean out the sludge in the engine.
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That is even more true TECH in the northern states where condensation is so prevelant. But then again...........I have some snake oil that I would be willing to sell. Did I mention the bridge that I have? Let me add on a serious note that BMW who uses synthetic oil in all their autos used to religiously tell you that the oil needed to be changed (with filter) every 3,500 miles. They also stressed to keep the auto in warranty, the trans, radiator, and rear axle fluid had to be changed. Funny thing happened recently. BMW now pays for maintenance on all their autos and all of a sudden the oil change mileage has been set at 15,000 and most all of the fluids are now "lifetime" fill. What do you think????
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You do not need to change oil that often. Buy Mobil 1 Extended Service and change at a minimum of 7500 miles. Personally, I go 7500 and plan to extend it out to at least 15K. I have not decided yet on whether or not I will do a filter change and top off the oil somewhere around 7-8K.
If I were you I would not do the 15k oil changes. I have seen a ton of people do that and end up paying for the engine to be torn down to clean out the sludge in the engine.
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