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Step-by-step procedure on how to do an oil change and replace the oil filter on a 2018-2021 Buick Enclave.

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What you will need

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on a flat-level ground surface.
  2. Jack up the vehicle on the jack points below the front doors or drive the car up on car ramps.Putting the vehicle to car ramps.

     

  3. Put wheel chocks on the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving. 
  4. Secure vehicle with jack stands. 
  5. Locate the oil drain plug below the engine and put the oil pan to where the oil will flow. Ensure that the oil pan has enough space to carry the oil that will be drained. In this case, 6 quarts.Locating the oil drain plug and putting oil pan below.

     

  6. Loosen the 15mm oil drain plug using a wrench and remove it by hand.Loosening the oil drain plug.

     

    Removing the oil drain plug by hand.
  7. Wait for a few minutes to drain the engine oil. Replace the crush washer (O-ring) on the drain plug.Draining the engine oil of the vehicle.

     

    Checking the O-ring on the oil drain plug.
  8. Reinstall the drain plug and tighten it to the correct torque specification noted in the torque spec section. Reinstalling the oil drain plug by hand.

     

    Tightening the oil drain plug with the correct torque specification.
  9. Locate the oil filter just above the oil drain plug. Loosen the oil filter by using an oil filter clamp or plier and remove it by hand.Loosening the oil filter using a oil filter plier.

     

  10. Wipe the oil coming out from the installation port of the oil filter.Wiping the areas where the oil passed.

     

  11. Line up the oil filter to the installation port and tighten it with the proper torque specification. Make sure that the gasket and oil filter is lined up correctly.Installing the new oil filter.

     

  12. Open the hood, pull the hood release under the dashboard and unlock the hood latch.Pulling the hood release under the dashboard.

     

    Unlocking the hood latch of the vehicle.
  13. Open the engine oil cap and add the engine oil. You can use a funnel to prevent the engine oil from spilling.Removing the oil cap on the engine..jpg

     

    Putting engine oil to the vehicle.
  14. Check on the oil level. Pull the oil dipstick out, wipe it clean, insert the dipstick and pull it out again. Checking the oil level on the dipstick of the engine.

     

  15. Check for leaks before and after starting the vehicle.
  16. Next, reset the oil service reminder.  Turn on the ignition. Go to the Info section. Scroll to oil reset settings. 

Buick Enclave Oil Change Interval

  • According to the owner's manual, the recommended oil change interval is every 7,500 miles for full synthetic oil. 

What oil type does Buick Enclave use? 

  • According to the owner's manual, the recommended engine oil is full synthetic SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade engine oil. 

 

Replace Engine Oil & Filter Buick Enclave 2018-2021 Step-by-step procedure on how to do an oil change and replace the oil filter on a 2018-2021 Buick Enclave.