A world class check under the hood
January 7, 2019 By:MHS Piper
By Teyah Wellard
Some McNary Celts treated their vehicles to a year end oil change in Mr. Mike Melting’s Get to Know Your Car class on Friday before winter break during seventh period.
Students in the class learn all the details of maintaining a car in the class.
They had a process they went through starting with putting the car on jack stands and gathering the needed supplies (oil, drain pan, oil rag). Then they remove the oil pan drain plug and remove the oil filter. Next they locate the seal holding the filter and lubricate it in order for it to fit.
They then install a new filter and a drain plug and then finally clean and wipe out front frame and fill the car with oil. Last they make sure there are no leaks and check the oil light, remove the jacks and check with a dipstick.
The oil filter in a car is a can that has accordion folded paper. The can catches gunk in the oil, when removing it and installing a new one, the new filter needs oil lubricated on the seal on the top of the filter that makes sure that when oil circulates through the seal, so that it doesn’t come out of the filter and onto the ground.