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SPA XC90 DIY Oil Change with pics, UOA

I did an oil change on our 2018 XC90 at 5k miles, these steps and pics should apply for any 2016/2017/2018/2019 vehicle.
[This thread is for those interested in doing the oil change, not intended to start a holy war. Head over to BITOG for that :D]

See Post 36 for UOA! (Used Oil Analysis)

Materials:

Filter
(Comes with new crush washer, two rubber o-rings for filter housing and one o-ring on filter itself)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W4DSCFG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wrench
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0120RYAS8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Oil (Available from Walmart at a very good price and occasionally goes on sale at Amazon)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KKJQS2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Tools:
- 17mm hex wrench
- T27 Torx driver
- T40 Torx driver or 6mm Allen

Volvo Oil Recommendation:

NOTE: Volvo now specifies 0W-20 for their SPA vehicles regardless of what is shown in the owner's manual. Oil must meet Volvo spec RBS0-2AE.





Steps:
- Loosen oil cap under the hood
- Remove the skid plate (10 T27 Torx screws, plus two spring loaded inserts)
- Remove the oil drain plug (17mm hex bolt)
- Drain oil into suitable container
- Replace the drain bolt with new crush washer, tighten slightly past 'snug'
- Optionally remove the T40/6mm bolt from bottom of filter housing (to drain initial oil in filter) [Either T40 Torx or 6mm Allen wrench will fit]
- Remove the filter housing with the Volvo oil wrench
- Replace the filter within the housing
- Replace the large o-ring on the housing
- Replace the small o-ring on the T40/Allen bolt (bottom of filter housing) [If you removed the bolt]
- Apply oil to all o-rings!
- Replace the T40/6mm bolt [if you removed it]
- Screw in the filter & housing back into engine, I had to use the wrench again. Do not tighten very much! Let the o-ring do the work.
- Replace skid plate
- Fill engine with 6.2qt of specified oil [Note: 2016-2017 is 6.2qt; 2018 and newer are 5.9 qt]


Service light reset:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCZ66SYBj3c

Volvo oil filter wrench


Removing T27 screw, holding the skid plate


Skid plate, one screw removed showing orange threads in car body


The Damn Skid plate


T27 screws


Drain bolt location, middle of pic


Removing oil drain bolt


Oil draining
(I recycled it, no whales or dolphins died...)


The oil filter housing


Removing the bolt from oil filter housing, T40 Torx or 6mm Allen will work


Removing the oil filter housing


Old oil filter within housing


Oil filter


Oil filter components


T40 Torx driver, supposedly it's actually a 6mm Allen bolt


Filter bottom bolt and o-ring


Location of large o-ring on filter housing


New filter installed in housing


Drain bolt with new crush washer installed


Installing filter housing



Pennzoil meeting Volvo spec, available from Wally world and frequently on sale


Fill with 6.2qt oil



All done!
 

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Great post and it could come in handy. Thanks for this!
 

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Good write-up. How bad does the oil look on the first 5k?
Dark - but I know that doesn't necessarily mean anything.

I'm going to get a used oil analysis (normally I never do this since I use a 5k OCI, but I'm curious to know how the car is breaking in.)
 

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Very helpful, thanks for sharing.
 

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Wow-- I think my do it myself oil days died with this car, but if I ever get inspired to d.i.m. I know where to come for a pictorial tutorial. Thanks, stickshift.
 

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FYI: The center plug on the filter housing uses a 6mm Allen, not a T40. While a T40 will fit, be cautious because if you use a worn out bit it can strip out the hole.
 

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Strange, according to this calculator, 1qt is about 1.1 liters.
Elsewhere, I find that 1 US quart = 0.946352946 liters. 6.2 of these does indeed match 5.9 liters :)
 

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I've been putting 6.2 quarts in Drive-E engines since they came out and can tell you that is how much they take.
 

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Even though I will let Volvo change my oil, it was very interesting seeing how it is done. Nice pictures and thanks for taking the time to show us the procedure.
 

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I've been putting 6.2 quarts in Drive-E engines since they came out and can tell you that is how much they take.
Does that include engines that still have/had dipsticks?
If so, did you fill 6.2qt without having any overfill?
 

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:partywave:
Thanks for the write up! :beer:
 
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