Change Oil (Twice)

The last step before firing up the freshly tuned and adjusted S38 was to change the oil. I had poured some fresh oil over the cams and valves before I secured the valve cover. After draining the used oil, I decided to fill and drain the engine one more time in an abundance of caution because the valve cover and intake had been off the car for so long. I didn’t actually start the car, but cranked it over for a while with the ignition unplugged just to get the oil pressure up. I then drained the clean oil and then filled it again.

The oil filter housing had always been half-covered in cosmoline. I now used my ultrasonic cleaner to get it all cleaned up before inserting a new oil filter and installing it on the car.

Parts and Service

Project Total: $57.00
Parts / DescriptionQtyPriceTotalShipping / LaborTax / DiscountLine TotalDate OrderedApprox. MileageSourceDocs
Castrol 03095 GTX 20W-50 Conventional Motor Oil - 5 Quart2$17.47$34.94$3.06$38.006/4/17Amazon.com
Castrol 03095 GTX 20W-50 Conventional Motor Oil - 5 Quart1$17.47$17.47$1.53$19.006/20/17Amazon.com