2003 Chrysler 300 Repair Question
Changing engine oil
ENGINE OIL AND FILTER CHANGE
Change engine oil at mileage and time intervals.
WARNING: NEW OR USED ENGINE OIL CAN BE IRRITATING TO THE SKIN. AVOID PROLONGED OR REPEATED SKIN CONTACT WITH ENGINE OIL. CONTAMINANTS IN USED ENGINE OIL, CAUSED BY INTERNAL COMBUSTION, CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. THOROUGHLY WASH EXPOSED SKIN WITH SOAP AND WATER. DO NOT WASH SKIN WITH GASOLINE, DIESEL FUEL, THINNER, OR SOLVENTS, HEALTH PROBLEMS CAN RESULT. DO NOT POLLUTE, DISPOSE OF USED ENGINE OIL PROPERLY. CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR LOCATION OF COLLECTION CENTER IN YOUR AREA.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Run engine until achieving normal operating temperature.
Position the vehicle on a level surface and turn engine off.
Hoist and support vehicle on safety stands.
Remove oil fill cap (Fig. 101).
Place a suitable drain pan under crankcase drain.
Remove drain plug from crankcase and allow oil to drain into pan. Inspect drain plug threads for stretching or other damage. Replace drain plug and gasket if damaged.
Remove oil filter.
Install drain plug in crankcase.
Install new oil filter.
Lower vehicle and fill crankcase with specified type and amount of engine oil (Fig. 101).
Install oil fill cap.
Start engine and inspect for leaks.
Stop engine and inspect oil level.
OIL FILTER SPECIFICATION
All engines are equipped with a high quality fullflow, disposable type oil filter. When replacing oil filter, use a Mopar filter or equivalent.
USED ENGINE OIL DISPOSAL
Care should be exercised when disposing used engine oil after it has been drained from a vehicle engine.
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