First oil change
Did my first oil change this morning. My Niro hit exactly 7000 miles and I'm off work so it worked out just right.
A few points...
If I had all my tools and stuff lined up, I think I could have done it in 20 minutes. Heck, my garage never even got warmed up with a space heater.
Why did I have to use the 17 mm wrench on the pan bolt the entire way out? I could not turn it by hand. Threading is easy...
Of course the factory filter was installed by a giant with a 1" air impact wrench set to 900 foot pounds, but I've never had a vehicle that hadn't been. My filter wrench actually crushed the end before it finally broke free.
The oil filler opening has some kind of metal guard inside, I assume it is to keep oil from splashing up or from dropping something in there, but all it does is make using a funnel a 2 person job. Silly design.
4 quarts sucks, wish it took 5. Oil comes in 5 quart bottles and guessing is kinda dumb. Maybe next time I'll go back to single quart bottles, but that's a waste of plastic and money. Or 4 oil changes and I'll have 4 quarts left over in 4 bottles.
Other than that, piece of cake.
P. S. Oil was Mobil 1 0W-20 and filter was Mobile 1 also. On sale at Advanced Auto for $29.99.