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Clean, Cheap and Easy Way to Change Engine Oil (Subaru Example)


Does oil splash everywhere when the oil plug is opened? How can you quickly change the engine oil without special equipment? From jacking the car to effectively using a wrench, I will show you my tricks. I used a Subaru Forester as an example. You may modify it and adapt the ideas to other cars as well.

Other cheap tricks see below links:
How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc

N Ways To Remove An Oil Filter Without Special Tool
https://youtu.be/QPVs03aZjmc

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

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Jack Stand
Oil Pan
Oil Plug
Oil Filter Wrench
Oil Funnel
Oil Change
Cheapest Way
Engine Oil Change
DIY
Motor Oil
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4 Ways To Remove An Oil Filter Without Special Tool, DIY – in 4K UHD


Most times the engine oil filter is not too hard to remove, but occasionally you may encounter a very difficult one. When that happens, if you can’t locate your best special oil filter wrench or you don’t have another driveable car to run to the store, this video should help you. It would be nice if you can make use of the tools you already have in your garage. Depending on what items you have and the kind of car you have, I will show you 4 different ways to remove a stuck engine oil filter. Again it should not cost you much. Note that your garage may have somewhat different items, in which case my video will inspire you to find your own solutions.

Note that tools for oil changing are not that expensive. However, if you can’t locate them or if you don’t DIY often, simple tools shown in this video could come in handy. If you do change your own engine oil often, then investing in better tools may not be a bad idea.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in the 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this Youtube Setting/Quality).

To see the details of some of the tools I made, please watch the following videos:
The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools – in 4K UHD
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc

How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Tags
Jack Stand
Oil Pan
Oil Filter Wrench
Oil Funnel
Oil Change
Cheapest Way
Engine Oil Change
DIY
Zero Cost
Motor Oil

The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools – in 4K UHD


Why is this the cheapest oil change in the world? Because it includes four different DIY tools you can make at zero cost. In this video, I listed these DIY tools as four challenges. If you can make something even cheaper, then I will have the utmost respect for you.

Note that tools for oil changing are not that expensive, however if you can’t locate them or if you don’t DIY often, simple tools shown in this video would come in handy. If you do change your own engine oil often, then investing in better tools may not be a bad idea.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in the 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this Youtube Setting/Quality).

To see the details of some of the tools I made, please watch the following videos:
4 Ways To Remove An Oil Filter Without Special Tool, DIY – in 4K UHD
https://youtu.be/QPVs03aZjmc

How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Tags
Jack Stand
Oil Pan
Oil Filter Wrench
Oil Funnel
Oil Change
Cheapest Way
Engine Oil Change
DIY
Zero Cost
Motor Oil

The Cheapest Way To Change Spark Plug

Based on the kinds of the tools you have, I will provide the cheapest way for you to change your spark plug. There are 3 key pieces:
1. the spark plug socket (rubber socket, magnetic socket or spring socket) , did you know you can make your own socket for changing the spark plug?
2. the gap gauge
3. the wrench extension set.

Since you don’t change your spark plug many times, you may not choose to buy a special tool. I claim to be the cheapest.

DIY: Make Your Own Spark Plug Socket

Did you know you can make your own socket for changing the spark plug? You can get rubber socket, magnetic socket or spring socket, but since changing the spark plug is simply removing the old one and installing the new one, if you don’t change spark plug often why spend more money than necessary?

This video discussed various issues about spark plug socket.