Changing the Oil

Note
The oil should be changed when the engine is warm.
  1. Park on a level surface.

  2. Remove the LH Middle Side Panel.

  3. Remove the LH Top Side Panel.

  4. Remove the LH Rear Side Panel.

  5. Remove the LH Bottom Front Side Panel.

  6. Remove the LH Bottom Rear Side Panel.

  7. Remove the Bottom Plate under the oil tank.

  8. Clean the area around the drain plug under the oil tank.

  9. Put a drain pan under the oil tank. Remove drain plug and discard the sealing washer.

  10. Remove the dip stick and allow sufficient time for the oil to drain.

  11. Clean the area around the engine drain plug.

  12. Put a drain pan under the engine. Remove the drain plug and discard the sealing washer. Allow sufficient time for the oil to drain.

  13. Clean the magnet on the engine drain plug.

  14. Using a NEW sealing washer reinstall the oil tank and engine drain plug.

  15. Torque the plugs to 20 Nm (15 lb ft).

  16. Replace the engine oil filter using the following steps:

    1. Remove the oil filter cover screws.

    2. Remove the cover and discard the O-Ring.

    3. Remove the oil filter.

    4. Clean the oil inlet and outlet orifices in the crankcase.

    5. Apply a light coat of oil to the NEW O-Ring and install it on the filter cover.

    6. Apply a light coat of oil on the oil filter seal and install the filter and cover.

  17. SE5 Model change the HCM oil filter using the following steps:

    1. Remove the filter cover and discard the O-Ring.

    2. Clean the oil inlet and outlet orifices in the hydraulic control module.

    3. Apply a light coat of oil to the NEW O-ring and install it on the filter cover.

    4. Apply a light coat of oil on the oil filter seal and install the filter and cover

  18. Add 3.2 quarts to the oil tank.

  19. Start the engine and let it idle for 2 minutes. DO NOT REV the ENGINE.

  20. If the oil pressure warning lamp does not go out in 5 seconds stop the engine and recheck the oil level.

  21. Check the drain plug, engine oil filter cover and HCM filter cover for leaks.

  22. Stop the engine.

  23. Add 1 qt (SM5) or 1.3 qt (SE5) of oil to the tank and top off if needed to bring the oil level to the upper mark on the dipstick.

Note
The total oil quantity for the SM5 is 4.1 quarts and for the SE5 is 4.5 quarts.