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3rd oil and oil filter change on my Plus. 11688 miles on her and still lovin it!!! Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 OEM Mopar oil filter. Tires are doing on 60% gone so won't be long for new ones. Forgot the pics here they are.
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Props to you sir for doing your oil changes. I used to do it over 20 years ago on my old Trans-Am's...but now forget it lol....
At 56 I'm still going to change my own. I can't take someone else touching my ride yet. Not even for warranty. LOL
Stuck in my ways I guess.
 

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I'm 76 & I change my own oil & filter. Next will be a tire rotation & probably switch to the Z23 brake pads at some point. My wife bought me a set of 56" race ramps and that makes it easy & saves time getting the car up a little to change the oil & filter.
 

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Cute dog :) I'm 58, do my own oil changes and tire rotations. No garage or jack/jack stands. Have 6 quarts and a Mopar filter sitting here for the 3rd oil change. Since I evacuate from the top, haven't even used the Rhino ramps I bought, or installed the Fumoto valve. But it's very convenient to change from the top ;)

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Cute dog <img src="http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> I'm 58, do my own oil changes and tire rotations. No garage or jack/jack stands. Have 6 quarts and a Mopar filter sitting here for the 3rd oil change. Since I evacuate from the top, haven't even used the Rhino ramps I bought, or installed the Fumoto valve. But it's very convenient to change from the top <img src="http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />

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Hey Guy what size is the Fumoto valve for our 3.6L V6? I would like to put one on my car.
I put one on my Ram 3500 diesel 6.7L and it makes getting the 3 gallons of oil out really easy and mess free.

Oh my little Wiener dogs name is Roscoe. He doesn't do much besides dig up my pasture looking for Gophers and eats a lot! LOL He does like to go for a ride in the Challenger so he's a good dog.
 

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I always wonder, in the screen you get a schematic showing the oil life as 85% or 70% or 60% etc.
How does the car computer measure the current life of the oil, or is it a simple time /mileage mathematic function?
 

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It's supposed to be an algorithm in the PCM, not just mileage/hours based. Supposed to monitor temps, loads, RPMs, trip times, all kinds of things, even ethanol level of fuel. I'm not positive that's true, but it isn't just mileage/time based.

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Since I evacuate from the top, haven't even used the Rhino ramps I bought, or installed the Fumoto valve. But it's very convenient to change from the top <img src="http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />

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How do you change the oil filter from the top? I've never tried to reach for it from the top.
I have always done the oil evacuator on my wave runner and it sounds like a great idea for the Challenger too!
 

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How do you change the oil filter from the top?
Can only do on the V6 for now since it has a top mount cartridge filter, one day probably all engines will be this way, the top side oil changes are so fast and easy.





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How do you change the oil filter from the top?
I believe you need a 22 MM socket. Just unscrew, and the oil filter cartridge will be attached to it. Just give it a good tug to pull it off. The nice thing is if you haven't driven the car for an hour or more, no messy oil clean up.

To install the new filter... Place it down inside your engine. As you tighten the cover on top, the filter cartridge will eventually snap onto the back of the cover(lid).
 

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I believe you need a 22 MM socket. Just unscrew, and the oil filter cartridge will be attached to it. Just give it a good tug to pull it off. The nice thing is if you haven't driven the car for an hour or more, no messy oil clean up.

To install the new filter... Place it down inside your engine. As you tighten the cover on top, the filter cartridge will eventually snap onto the back of the cover(lid).
Oddly enough......I still coat all of the o-rings and rubber pieces on the new filter with new engine oil, snap the filter onto the cap, then install / tighten the cap down.....
 

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How do you change the oil filter from the top? I've never tried to reach for it from the top.
I have always done the oil evacuator on my wave runner and it sounds like a great idea for the Challenger too!
Trade in your 392 for a V6...:) Yeah, it's a V6 thing, sorry

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Was thinking it was time for my 4th oil change so bought more Pennzoil Platinum. Then this morning seen my thread and here so looked and have only added 3600 more miles to my SXT since May. Guess I'll wait a little longer on the 4th oil change. 15,200 miles and counting. Still loving this commuter Challenger and the stock market has now made me enough for my 392 when I retire in a few more years. Stashing the cash for that beautiful day to come!
I've put 2 coats of Bead Maker on my car since my last oil change and also set up a 10'x20' portable garage to shade my Challenger till I get my big barn built. How sweet it is to park in the shade in Texas heat! LOL
 
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