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Hyundai Creta 1.6 petrol DIY: Replacing the engine oil

The total cost of consumables including GST is approximately around INR 1200-1300.

DIY guide for replacing the engine oil of 1.6 Petrol Creta at home

Required consumables

1) Engine oil required is 3.6 litres of grade API SM - SAE 5 W 30 for all pre-facelifted ones and grade ACEA A3/B4 - SAE 5 W 30 for all the facelifted ones.

2) Original Hyundai engine oil filter (Part number : 2630035505)

3) Original Hyundai gasket for the engine oil drain bolt (Part number : 2151323001)

The total cost of consumables including GST is approximately around INR 1200-1300.

Required tools

1) Fastener remover tool

2) Stubby Philips-head/flathead interchangeable screwdriver

3) Quarter-inch (1/4") square drive 10 mm hex socket.

4) 6 inch, 4 inch and 2 inch extensions with quarter-inch (1/4") square drives each.

5) Quarter-inch (1/4") adjustable socket wrench with quick release function.

6) Half-inch (1/2") square drive 17 mm hex socket.

7) Half-inch (1/2") adjustable socket wrench with quick release function.

8) Engine oil filter removal wrench socket of size 904 having internal dimensions 79 mm by 15 flutes and a half-inch (1/2") square drive socket on the outside.

9) 10 inch, 5 inch and 3 inch extensions with half-inch (1/2") square drives each.

10) Adjustable handle with half-inch (1/2") square drive.

11) Flathead long screwdriver (optional)

12) A few pieces of clean rags and a flat container to hold the hot oil.

13) A clean funnel. A very good substitute can be made by taking a regular mineral water bottle and cutting it horizontally in the middle when the bottle is in the upright position. The upper piece can serve as a funnel by removing the cap.

14) A torque wrench of an adequate range is recommended but not mandatory.

Note: The engine oil filter and the engine oil drain bolt can be accessed properly from under the car only. The choice of tools has been done keeping in mind their ease of availability, ease of use and aptness for the particular use case in mind.

Procedure

If this is to be done by an average or smaller sized person, then there is no need to lift the car. Place the car on a level surface, engage the parking brake and then proceed as follows:

Removal of engine bay under-cover

  • Use the tools mentioned in serial numbers 1 and 2 above to remove all screwable expanding clips from the plastic under-cover.
  • Use the tools mentioned in serial numbers 3, 4 and 5 to remove the metal bolts from the plastic under-cover.
  • Remove the plastic under-cover and place it aside.

Removal of the engine oil

  • Ensure that the engine is properly warmed up and then turn off the car.
  • Remove the engine oil filler cap and the dip-stick from the engine after cleaning them with the previously-mentioned clean rags.
  • Place the previously-mentioned container under the engine oil pan area.
  • Use the tools mentioned in serial numbers 6 and 7 to remove the drain bolt from the engine oil pan. You can also use the tool mentioned in serial number 10 instead of the one in serial number 7 if the bolt is too tight. Please take care to ensure that the hot engine oil does not touch any part of your body while removing the drain bolt. Let the engine oil drain for at least 40 minutes. This time period can be reduced considerably but 40 minutes is what Hyundai recommends in the service manual.
  • After the engine oil has sufficiently drained out please ensure that you have removed the drain bolt gasket along with the bolt. Sometimes the metal gasket can get stuck to the engine oil pan. Then you can gently hammer the edges of the gasket with a flathead screwdriver and a metal tool to get it unstuck.
  • Removal of the old engine oil filter
  • Use the tools mentioned in serial numbers 6, 8 and 9 to remove the engine oil filter from the engine. Please note that some residual engine oil will drip out from this area. Again, please take care to ensure that the hot engine oil does not touch any part of your body.
  • After the engine oil has sufficiently drained out please ensure that you have removed the engine oil filter gasket along with the engine oil filter. Sometimes the rubber gasket can get stuck and you have to peel it off from the engine using a flathead long screwdriver.

Installation of the new engine oil filter

  • Take the new engine oil filter and pre-fill it with the new engine oil upto around the halfway mark on the threads while gently shaking the engine oil filter at the same time to remove any air bubbles. This is to ensure the minimum load on the engine oil pump in its unprimed state.
  • Now apply a liberal coat of the new engine oil on the rubber gasket of the new engine oil filter. This is to ensure that the gasket comes off easily the next time the engine oil filter is replaced.
  • Clean the residual old engine oil from the engine oil filter installation area with a clean rag. Now carefully match the threading and install the new engine oil filter using the tools mentioned in serial number 6, 8 and 9. Try to hand tighten it using your hand as much as possible. After that you can tighten it for a maximum of 1 turn using the tools only. Please be very careful as any additional tightening can cause damage to the part/s. If you want to use a torque wrench then the tightening range is 11.8 ~ 15.7 N.m (1.2 ~ 1.6 kgf.m, 8.7 ~ 11.6 lb-ft).

Filling up the new engine oil

  • Clean the residual old engine oil from the engine oil drain bolt installation area with a clean rag. Then install the old engine oil drain bolt with the new metal gasket at its designated spot on the engine oil pan after properly matching the threads. If you want to use a torque wrench then the tightening range is 34.3 ~ 44.1 N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5 kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 32.5 lb-ft)
  • Using a funnel or similar equipment, slowly pour the new engine oil into the engine oil cap area upto approximately around the 3 litre mark. This filling process has to be slow to reduce the chances of air bubbles.
  • Insert the dipstick into the designated spot. Then continue checking the dipstick and pouring the new engine oil till it reaches the halfway mark between the minimum and maximum levels.
  • Now ensure that the engine oil cap and dipstick are properly installed. Then start the engine and keep it on for around a minute without pressing the accelerator pedal at all. Then turn off the engine.
  • Now check the engine oil level on the dipstick again. If the engine oil level is low, please fill the remaining new engine oil into the engine by following the aforementioned steps till the halfway mark between minimum and maximum marks is reached on the dipstick.
  • Please ensure that the engine oil filler cap and dipstick are properly installed. Then start the engine and let it warm up properly.
  • Check for any engine oil leakages and tighten as and if necessary.

Installing the engine bay under-cover

  • Install the bolts after securing the engine bay under-cover in place. If you want to use a torque wrench then the tightening range is 7.8 ~ 11.8 N.m (0.8 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.7 lb-ft).
  • Now install all the screwable expanding clips into the plastic under-cover at their designated spots.

Congratulations on a successful DIY engine oil replacement on your 1.6 Petrol Creta.

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