CELICA GT (2000)




Oil Change



    The 1ZZ-FE like any other engine,needs regular Oil and Filter changes. Before commencing I warmed the engine up till normal operating temperature showed on the gauge. To change the oil on a seventh generation Celica you need to raise the car. On this occasion I was able to Drive the car up ramps as I had the bumper cover off to replace a fog light bulb. The angle of my heavy duty Rhino ramps would otherwise be too steep and foul the bumper. Once up,an underside cover needs to be removed a handful of pry pins and a couple of 10mm bolts removes it. To remove the drain plug I used a 14mm socket, a short extension and a socket wrench. I was carefully not to get burnt by the oil and avoided contact with it as much as possible,(the contaminants in used engine oil being known carcinogens). The oil seen draining,(right), is from around 4000 miles on a replacement used engine, One dose of Auto-Rx, a replacement filter at 1000 miles, a Quart and a half of Marvel Mystery Oil in the last 600 miles. The oil was very dirty and it hopefully took a lot of sludge and contaminants from the engine.
    Once it had all drained out the drain bolt and the area where it seats on the sump were cleaned, a new nylon washer,(felpro), fitted and the bolt replaced. The old oil filter was removed and drained. A smear of fresh oil was applied to the replacement filter's gasket prior to it being screwed into place. The engine was refilled with 3.9 Quarts,(3.7 Liters) of good quality 5w-30 Oil.


Tools used
  • Socket wrench.
  • 10mm socket
  • 14mm socket
  • Filter Wrench
Parts used
  • Oil Filter - (Purolator PureONE PN:PL14476) whatever you use avoid Fram
  • 10mm socket
  • 14mm socket
  • Filter Wrench
  • Replacement drain bolt washer - (Felpro PN:70822)
  • 3.9 Quarts,(3.7 Liters) of good quality 5w-30 Oil
Oil draining






Below is the Drain bolt and new washer
Drain bolt and new washer



Below is the Old Filter removed and draining
Old Filter removed and draining



Below shows the filter mounting point and filter fitted
Filter mounting point and filter fitted


Disclaimer:

This page is ONLY to show what I did to my Celica!
I take NO responsibility for anything arising from information given here nor do I guarantee its correctness!