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post #1 of 10 Old 11-26-2016, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Change Pictures for 2015 GTS

Was hunting around and didn't see any good DIYs for a granturismo so I figured I would post some. It is super easy so I hope these help others. All the pictures are taken from the front of the car for reference.

1. Jack up the car at the jack points. These are round holes that can be found where the front subframe intersects the unibody. (I'll try to upload pics of them later)

2. Remove the cover from the bottom of the engine. This is bolted with (3) 10mm bolts and (2) 17mm bolts. No idea why they are 2 different sizes. You can see them in the picture below.

3. Remove the Oil Drain Plug using a 10mm Allen head socket. Beware, the oil comes out fast and there is a lot of it. Be sure to have a large drain pan ready. See the picture for the location.

4. Locate the oil filter. It is under the cover that you removed in step 2 on the left if you are looking from the front of the car.

5. You will notice that it is surrounded by a rubber drip housing. There is a drain that will direct the oil away as you loosen the filter. Great idea right...well, it will drip right onto the frame member. So I added a small pipe elbow to direct it away from the frame. Works perfectly. Just loosen the filter but do not remove it....let the oil drain out of the filter through the elbow, then remove it completely.

6. Put on new filter, and new crush washer on the drain plug and tighten everything up. Then put the cover back on.

7. Lower the car from the jacks. Add (9) quarts of oil. Start the engine. Let it run for a minute. Turn it off and wait 10 minutes. Check the oil level and add as necessary. Mine took a full (10) quarts.

There you have it....have fun!
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great write up. love that pipe elbow idea.
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Pretty much identical to changing oil in a Honda. I learned a long time ago with boating that if you own something expensive people will triple their price. I DIY a lot on the boat and as a new GT owner I think it will be more of this in my future. Thanks for sharing and hopefully more people will figure out how to turn a wrenchand not be held hostage. There's also that gratification thing when the job is done.
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thanks a bunch. curious that allen keyed drain plug!
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well done! bravo bravo.

That L pipe is fantastic. Not sure how the dealership gents do it, but dripping on to the sub frame isnt such a good idea.
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Oil Change Pictures for 2015 GTS

thanks again for the writeup – did it yesterday. a couple extra things to note:

mine (a convertible) has extra bracing and a larger plate with more bolts. here's them all (nine 13mm, two 15mm, one 10mm):


they were of varying lengths too, even for the same head size. here are all the 13mm ones:


I didn't have (well, more specifically, didn't feel like looking for) a pipe elbow so I used a little duct tape:


and final word of warning – jwp is not kidding about the oil coming out FAST. like, garden hose on full blast fast. it splashed all over – probably a full quart or two bounced out as it hit the bucket. next time I'll try to devise something to contain it somehow.
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Was hunting around and didn't see any good DIYs for a granturismo so I figured I would post some. It is super easy so I hope these help others. All the pictures are taken from the front of the car for reference.

1. Jack up the car at the jack points. These are round holes that can be found where the front subframe intersects the unibody. (I'll try to upload pics of them later)

2. Remove the cover from the bottom of the engine. This is bolted with (3) 10mm bolts and (2) 17mm bolts. No idea why they are 2 different sizes. You can see them in the picture below.

3. Remove the Oil Drain Plug using a 10mm Allen head socket. Beware, the oil comes out fast and there is a lot of it. Be sure to have a large drain pan ready. See the picture for the location.

4. Locate the oil filter. It is under the cover that you removed in step 2 on the left if you are looking from the front of the car.

5. You will notice that it is surrounded by a rubber drip housing. There is a drain that will direct the oil away as you loosen the filter. Great idea right...well, it will drip right onto the frame member. So I added a small pipe elbow to direct it away from the frame. Works perfectly. Just loosen the filter but do not remove it....let the oil drain out of the filter through the elbow, then remove it completely.

6. Put on new filter, and new crush washer on the drain plug and tighten everything up. Then put the cover back on.

7. Lower the car from the jacks. Add (9) quarts of oil. Start the engine. Let it run for a minute. Turn it off and wait 10 minutes. Check the oil level and add as necessary. Mine took a full (10) quarts.

There you have it....have fun!
Is this the same for the 2016 QP S. I do not have a GTS...
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oil change headache

I changed my oil in my 2011 GT removal of the oil filter was a major headache. who ever put the old one on really tightened it to the point that when I tried removing it the oil filter wrench crushed the old filter. I tried different type wrenches and they all either slipped and or could not get a good bite on the filter.
I finally used a Large C Clamp and removed it , but first I removed the rubber drip nozzle so I could see what I was doing . after much frustration and really being uptight ,I installed the new filter, but did not replace the rubber drip nozzle. I also I forgot to replace the crush washer with a new one for the oil drain plug. I checked it and it is dry and no oil leaking. I was not about to redrain the oil just to install a new crush washer.

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I couldn't find my filter wrench either, so I used my typical trick of pipe clamp + box wrench. took a while but it got done.

don't worry about the crush washer, it'll be fine as long as *some* washer got in there.
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thanks for the reply , sometimes you just have to improvise .

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