Changing Your Engine Oil? You’re Doing It Wrong

  • Published: 23 July 2019
  • Changing Your Engine Oil? You’re Doing It Wrong, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. How to change engine oil. How to check engine oil the right way. DIY engine oil change. Oil check and oil change fail. Motor oil check and replacement explained. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   4 months back

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    • Google Rodriguez
      Google Rodriguez  2 months back

      Hey Scotty. Dumb question. Is there suppose to be oil in old oil filter when i switch it for new one?? Pls respond.

    • cellogirl11RW
      cellogirl11RW  3 months back

      What's the difference between synthetic and natural oil, other than that one is man-made?

    • Bryan Cartwright
      Bryan Cartwright  4 months back

      I'm look for a reliable cheap logging tool for monitoring check engine lights. if possible i would go so far as to hope for something that can see relays not function properly.

    • Kawai Sit
      Kawai Sit  4 months back

      How about a link to the oil filter tool?

    • PhillLsx Ga.
      PhillLsx Ga.  4 months back

      Why isn't the filter next to the drain plus or close to it like on my GM's?!? Foreign junk!!

  • G M
    G M  12 hours back

    Scotty, you’re my all time Chuck Norris in car issues! 😂👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    • Lone Wolf
      Lone Wolf  17 hours back

      You forgot to fill the oil filter with oil so the engine dont turn several times dry. I think it is in one of your videos.

      • jose mendoza
        jose mendoza  18 hours back

        I’ve heard and seen people use a heavier weight oil then what’s required when the car has over 100k Miles on it because of wear of the engine. Is this the right thing to do?

        • lotus5five
          lotus5five  22 hours back

          Just one thing, Scotty. Oil filter wrenches. I have a couple different ones in the garage. (crappy) Never have to use them. Hand tightening the new filter on is plenty snug and I oil the filter gasket so always able to remove it by hand on the next oil change.

          • Bughman70
            Bughman70  1 days back

            Why the pic of the tennis player, does she grunt too.

            • uncledozo
              uncledozo  1 days back

              You use STP filters and I'm doing it wrong ?

              • jooger69
                jooger69  2 days back

                Use fully synthetic oil if your manual says so... Don't use cheap stuff if it is not called for. Synthetic oil might be more expensive, but it is still a hell of a lot cheaper than a new engine.

                • Wes Snyder
                  Wes Snyder  2 days back

                  Scottie you have to get this funnel set i have. I believe its made by lysle tools. It comes with 12 different adaptors for various makes and models that screw into the oil fill , then the nice big funnel seals into the adapter. You can fill the funnel the whole way up even on those toyotas and no mess. The top of the funnel is big enough to just dump the quart of oil in and let it sit there. CHECK THEM OUT!

                  • Hypnotic Moai
                    Hypnotic Moai  2 days back

                    Do I start the engine before or after I put in the new oil?

                    • Andy C
                      Andy C  3 days back

                      This is the funniest educational program I've ever seen

                      • Miles B
                        Miles B  3 days back

                        Replace the Oil-Filter with a can of WD-40 for that extra bit of lubrication.

                        • lovesthebass
                          lovesthebass  3 days back

                          Honestly, you shouldn't need anything but your hands to remove the oil filter. You really only need to tighten it down hand tight, then turn it a 1/4-1/2 a turn. If you make it too tight, you can warp the gasket at the top that seals it.

                          • ZenithClarity1969
                            ZenithClarity1969  3 days back

                            These days with the prices of oil its just as cheap to just take it to a shop.

                            • ZenithClarity1969
                              ZenithClarity1969  3 days back

                              Putting that thin layer of oil on the new filter gasket was the job dad gave me when i was 5 years old.

                              • Chad Atkinson
                                Chad Atkinson  4 days back

                                Scotty, were you in the military?

                                • Mike
                                  Mike  4 days back

                                  STP oil filter? Not even on my lawn tractor. WIX or Napa is the way to go. Never, ever a Fram!

                                  • Art Vuilleumier
                                    Art Vuilleumier  4 days back

                                    Hey Scotty ... can you become just a little more animated you haven't got it quite right yet !

                                    • Nick V
                                      Nick V  6 days back

                                      Next up on the scotty kilmer channel: you are pouring your wiper fluid wrong!

                                      • Robert D'Avanzo
                                        Robert D'Avanzo  7 days back

                                        Get off the meth

                                        • Dewayne Thomas
                                          Dewayne Thomas  7 days back


                                          • chris credit
                                            chris credit  7 days back

                                            Scotty, the best oil filter wrench I've found, is a 1/4, or 1/2 sheet of 60, 80, or 120 grit sandpaper. Just keep it with the other oil changing crap, like a dishpan (wipe when done), rags, a wrench (drain plug) and a couple of funnels (1 for transferring dirty oil into empty 1 gallon containers to be recycled, and the other for adding fresh oil; get one with a screw on top and tip)

                                            • Daniel Caldwell
                                              Daniel Caldwell  7 days back

                                              I use just a ratchet to remove oil pan bolt. Oil up the gasket on filter. Use a clean funnel to put in good ole Mobil 1..5w-30 in my Saab 😉

                                              • Moneyman G
                                                Moneyman G  1 weeks back

                                                Was that a 1/2” breaker ?

                                                • Erik Blazer
                                                  Erik Blazer  1 weeks back

                                                  Forgot to prime the oil filter Scotty 😬

                                                  • Wallace Durango
                                                    Wallace Durango  1 weeks back

                                                    colonic time

                                                    • Riggin Thorniley
                                                      Riggin Thorniley  1 weeks back

                                                      Next vid:
                                                      Steering your car? You're doing it wrong!

                                                      • john doe
                                                        john doe  1 weeks back

                                                        Got it...
                                                        Change oil every 35,000 miles
                                                        Thank you Scotty

                                                        • Jay jay dynomite
                                                          Jay jay dynomite  1 weeks back

                                                          My 94 jeep doesn’t care if it’s used cooking oil, it runs like a tank! Lol all the dealerships need to watch this, everyone of them has over tight the drain bolts & put cheap filters...

                                                          • Bruce A
                                                            Bruce A  1 weeks back

                                                            Guess I’ll keep doing it wrong. I like the engine hot so any crap in the oil is still in suspension. I use a clean funnel for the new oil. I clean the old oil off the filter mount. I like to fill the new filter so it’s saturated to avoid dry start. So it’s mounted sideways? Big deal, a tiny bit drips out. You fill it and let it sit while you do everything else (old filter off, drain oil, refill oil). By that time it has absorbed all the new oil, no mess. I start the engine, idle a minute, check for leaks, shut off and check oil level. If your filter is leaking you’d never know by looking with the engine off like he did.

                                                            • Death_trap_auto
                                                              Death_trap_auto  1 weeks back

                                                              That looks like a jiffy lube filter service champ suck Scotty filters 3614 fram 241 service champ Scotty I think you need wix or Mann filters if ur going to go the cheap way get Napa filters or advanced filters they are made by wix Scotty u rock

                                                              • Deadbuck73
                                                                Deadbuck73  1 weeks back

                                                                Was that the tennis lady that grunts!

                                                                • Consider This
                                                                  Consider This  1 weeks back

                                                                  The joy of living in the US. I live in Europe and the other day I bought a liter (not quite a quart) of Shell 5W/30 for the bargain price of $35.

                                                                  • Gary D
                                                                    Gary D  2 weeks back

                                                                    I had a 3 year old direct injection engine that seized. I switched to synthetic oil after researching that on this type of engine, conventional oil will tar up in the oil passages preventing oil from lubricating the main bearings.

                                                                    • mynameislenny
                                                                      mynameislenny  2 weeks back

                                                                      I do it right. Like pre-filling the filter with oil.

                                                                      • Matt Carter
                                                                        Matt Carter  2 weeks back

                                                                        "friends who drive racecars" lol

                                                                        • Corsairforu
                                                                          Corsairforu  2 weeks back

                                                                          All you do is snug up the drain plug after you finger tighten it and if you wipe off the oil filter pad you can SEE if the gasket is still stuck on and remove it, these experts never wipe clean the filter pad then the gasket stays on and like a mechanic I know did, started blowing oil all over the bay floor the moment he fired it up.

                                                                          • Kamran Akhter
                                                                            Kamran Akhter  2 weeks back

                                                                            Is this a Toyota Solara Engine ??

                                                                            • Art Vandelay
                                                                              Art Vandelay  2 weeks back

                                                                              damn scotty! that's the clearest, most pure, sexiest looking oil i've ever seen and i've been doing this stuff for over 50 years now. wonder where the STP oil wells are? might go there and get a few gallons for myself.

                                                                              • navyblu79
                                                                                navyblu79  2 weeks back

                                                                                Hi Scotty, do we need to wait for the oil to completely drain before putting in the new one? I was advised to blow compressed air or if you don't have one, let it sit overnight. Pls advise. Thank you.

                                                                                • Diy_Automotive
                                                                                  Diy_Automotive  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @navyblu79 you are welcome.

                                                                                • navyblu79
                                                                                  navyblu79  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @Diy_Automotive Thank you for the info...

                                                                                • Diy_Automotive
                                                                                  Diy_Automotive  2 weeks back

                                                                                  no, normally 5 minutes of draining will be more than enough, you'll still have some residual oil left in different parts of the system ( oil passages, oil coolers, etc.)

                                                                              • bru th
                                                                                bru th  2 weeks back

                                                                                LOL. use straight 50w use one time, last life of engine...

                                                                                • Alfonso Magee
                                                                                  Alfonso Magee  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Who gone give me my 6:32 back huh!!!!

                                                                                  • Helio Queiroz
                                                                                    Helio Queiroz  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Toyotas don't even need to change oil.

                                                                                    • Michael Mc
                                                                                      Michael Mc  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Even high milage engines? I have 190 thousand on my 05 Silverado 1500. I went up one from manufacture recommendations .

                                                                                      • Diy_Automotive
                                                                                        Diy_Automotive  2 weeks back

                                                                                        on higher millage engines the tolerances are usually greater, depending on your climate the earlier ls engines like your truck has aren't as picky as some others. I've ran 10w30 in mine since having 160k, it now has 245k and still ruining strong.

                                                                                    • Allister Cain
                                                                                      Allister Cain  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Just discovered your channel learning things every vid

                                                                                      • James M.
                                                                                        James M.  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Scotty . . . Try a Fumoto Valve with nipple.
                                                                                        You wont need anymore washers or a drip pan.
                                                                                        Just drain it in an empty jug without spilling a drop.

                                                                                        • Giovanni Joseph
                                                                                          Giovanni Joseph  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Right, I just rebuilt a CVT transmission on my Saturn Vue; so, you know I'm stupid. But, I watched this stupid video, just to make sure!


                                                                                          • Big Poppa Pump
                                                                                            Big Poppa Pump  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Scotty 2hottie lol u r awesome utber I love ur vids I wish I had ur knowledge or wish u were my mechanic