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Question is I need to change oil on 3.2L 1998 Concorde?

Too lazy, cheap, .......to buy a manual so was wondering how do I go about doing this?

How many Qts, what grade oil, size of wrench needed, location of filter, location of drain plug.

Best side to jack car up on so most oil runs out?

Any tips and tricks? Hey I checked the How To's and found nothing there. Would be a perfect opportunity for someone to write up a good one and get published! :D

Thanks guys!
 

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I use Mobil 1 10W-30 here in Florida year-round. You might need 5W-30 in cold weather. However Mobil 1 flows nicely in cold temperatures regardless. I always buy it at Walmart or other discount place by the six-pack or by the gallon bottle.

I recommend you use the long-style filter instead of the "shorty" filter that the part sheets all specify. I believe the Fram part number for the long filter is the "PH43" (not the "PH16"). If you want to be sure, look up the oil filter for a 1970's Chrysler. Exact same filter will fit your new Chrysler engine beautifully, but it's better! (I usually buy Purolator since they have better flow characteristics than Fram.)

The PH43 filter is the same diameter, has the same internal design, etc. -- it's just got a longer body by about 3 inches or so. Since it's a little longer it's a LOT easier to get your wrench and your hands around the filter with that 3.2L Concorde! Since it's got a bigger filter element there's less restriction so you get more oil flow and pressure to the bearings. You also put in abuot 1/3 to 1/2 of a quart more oil which probably keeps the engine happier as well.

Normally you'd need 5 quarts, but if you fill the engine and run it a while, then let it sit for 15 minutes and check the oil level, you'll find it needs another 1/3 to 1/2 of a quart. Then set the partial quart aside for next time!

Marcus
'98 Intrepid 3.2L

[ January 29, 2002: Message edited by: Marcus ]

[ January 29, 2002: Message edited by: Marcus ]
 

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Marcus,

thanks for the response. Any clue on what side to jack the car up on so most oil runs out?

Wrench size?
 

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Easy,

Jack up the front of the car, plug is at the back of the block on the bottom. As for size of the bolt, a lass, my $90 service manual does not list but it does list to tighten to 25ft lbs of torque. :D

I would take a cresent wrench, or one of them gator grip sockets or what ever new gadget Bob Vila has this week on the Sears comercials. :rolleyes: Actually a 6 point socket is the preferred tool.

sURFN

[ February 02, 2002: Message edited by: sURFNmADNESS ]
 
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