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#1 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 09:42 AM
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Hey all...

The wife can't find her manual for her 2009 Borrego (V6) and I need to do an oil change for her. I picked up the oil filter from the dealer (Yes, I got the correct one, per the VIN#) and I've got the proper oil.

I've seen the posts (with pics) talking about how easy doing the oil change is, but no explaination on how to actually do the oil change itself. I understand you have to remove the engine cover to do it, which is unlike most other cars. Does that snap right off? The parts-counter guy mentioned about replacing the O-ring that comes in the package with the new filter. Actually, there are two O-rings (one large, one small) and I was told the smaller one doesn't need to be replaced. There's also a little washer included, which I was told is for the drain-plug bolt?

Anyway, this whole set-up is significantly different from using the standard twist-on oil filters I've been using on every other car I've owned. So I was hoping somebody here can help me out with some quick step-by-step instructions of how to do an oil change on a V6 Borrego.

I would appreciate any help you folks can offer.

Thanks!
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I have done 100s of oil changes in my life, but in this case with this type of canister oil filter/gaskets/washers, etc, I find it easier, just to pay the $20-$30 ($20 with dealer coupon) to let the dealer do it. That would be my advice. I also think you can get the manual online.


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Hey all...

The wife can't find her manual for her 2009 Borrego (V6) and I need to do an oil change for her. I picked up the oil filter from the dealer (Yes, I got the correct one, per the VIN#) and I've got the proper oil.

I've seen the posts (with pics) talking about how easy doing the oil change is, but no explaination on how to actually do the oil change itself. I understand you have to remove the engine cover to do it, which is unlike most other cars. Does that snap right off? The parts-counter guy mentioned about replacing the O-ring that comes in the package with the new filter. Actually, there are two O-rings (one large, one small) and I was told the smaller one doesn't need to be replaced. There's also a little washer included, which I was told is for the drain-plug bolt?

Anyway, this whole set-up is significantly different from using the standard twist-on oil filters I've been using on every other car I've owned. So I was hoping somebody here can help me out with some quick step-by-step instructions of how to do an oil change on a V6 Borrego.

I would appreciate any help you folks can offer.

Thanks!
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Remove the engine cover (it just pulls off). Grease the 4 rubber mounting grommets for next oil change, it makes the cover easier to get off. You'll need a ratchet with a 27mm socket for the oil filter housing (which is under the engine cover). Remove the housing and filter. Yes, you HAVE TO CHANGE BOTH O-RINGS. If you don't and the seals fail, you'll experience leaks or pressure problems. The drain plug is a 17mm. The washer is for the plug, replace that every time as well. Put the new filter in the housing, and be sure to lube both o-rings on the housing before installation. Tighten the filter housing. Add your 6 quarts and you're good to go.

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That is a good description of how to do this. It is basically the same filter that is used on the 2006 Kia Sedona vans. You will find it easier to do the oil change as many dealers will look up the filter and get the spin on type of the same number. I would go to any auto parts store and get a 1/2 dozen and keep them in the garage.
REMEMBER, you MUST change those O rings and lube them slightly before you install them or problems you will have young Jedi!
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That is a good description of how to do this. It is basically the same filter that is used on the 2006 Kia Sedona vans. You will find it easier to do the oil change as many dealers will look up the filter and get the spin on type of the same number. I would go to any auto parts store and get a 1/2 dozen and keep them in the garage.
REMEMBER, you MUST change those O rings and lube them slightly before you install them or problems you will have young Jedi!
Stupid question, but do you lube the o rings with the old oil like a normal filter? Or with grease? I think the dealer already told me once. But I guess I need to do mine once before I remember.
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Yep, just like a regular filter. You can use used or new oil, usually I just lightly spray them with a silicone spray (such as from napa). It works great and it's quick. Minimal mess as well.
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I got free lifetime oil changes through my dealer when I purchased my Borrego. I thought that was a Kia thing that they did for every purchase.
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I did the oil change today. Mine is the V8 4.6L. I bought the 27mm socket. But even with the short socket there is hardly any room to insert the handle. I would have to buy the 27mm box wrench the next time. Also the filter came with 2 o rings. But I can't find any place to put the smaller o ring. Any suggestion? I think that might be for the little outlet to drain the oil before you take the filter out. But there isn't much room to remove the hex cap there either. The V8 takes almost 7 quarts. If you have the Kia lifetime oil change, or if you can get $20.00 oil change from Kia, that's would be a bargain. 7 quarts Mobil 1 for me is already almost 40 bucks.
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What filter did you use? I am getting many different answers as to which filter to use for the V8.



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I did the oil change today. Mine is the V8 4.6L. I bought the 27mm socket. But even with the short socket there is hardly any room to insert the handle. I would have to buy the 27mm box wrench the next time. Also the filter came with 2 o rings. But I can't find any place to put the smaller o ring. Any suggestion? I think that might be for the little outlet to drain the oil before you take the filter out. But there isn't much room to remove the hex cap there either. The V8 takes almost 7 quarts. If you have the Kia lifetime oil change, or if you can get $20.00 oil change from Kia, that's would be a bargain. 7 quarts Mobil 1 for me is already almost 40 bucks.
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Remove the engine cover (it just pulls off). Grease the 4 rubber mounting grommets for next oil change, it makes the cover easier to get off. You'll need a ratchet with a 27mm socket for the oil filter housing (which is under the engine cover). Remove the housing and filter. Yes, you HAVE TO CHANGE BOTH O-RINGS. If you don't and the seals fail, you'll experience leaks or pressure problems. The drain plug is a 17mm. The washer is for the plug, replace that every time as well. Put the new filter in the housing, and be sure to lube both o-rings on the housing before installation. Tighten the filter housing. Add your 6 quarts and you're good to go.
Followed your advice and everything went fine.... THANX!

The only thing was that our Borrego took 5 quarts of oil, not six.

I checked it three times and it's smack-dab in the middle between "L" and "F" on the dipstick.
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