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How do you change the oil in a 2002 Honda Civic?

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2015-07-15 19:55:01
2015-07-15 19:55:01

1) Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then shut it off

2) Open the hood and remove the engine oil fill cap. Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine. Drain the oil into a proper container

3) Remove the oil filter and let the remaining oil drain.

4) Install a new oil filter

5) Put a new washer on the drain bolt, the reinstall the drain bolt.

6) Refill the engine with the recommended oil

7) Replace the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The oil pressure indicator light should go out.

8) Let the engine run for several minutes and check the drain bolt and oil filter for leaks

9) Turn off engine, let sit for several minutes, then check the oil level. If necessary, add oil to bring the level to the upper mark on the dipstick

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