Oil Change FAQ - Chrysler Crossfire 3.2 Motor
Mobil One 0w40 (zero w fourty) 8qts
  • This is a Mercedes filter I picked up from the Chrysler Dealership. Average cost is around $9. There is a kit which replaces the entire filter assy. for $50. You only need the filter and o rings.
  • Close up of the label on filter box. Make note of part numbers.
  • I carefully removed the holigram from the oil filter box and placed it on the Maintenance Service Schedule book. I also wrote down the current vehicle mileage and date I performed the oil change.
  • Here is the oil filter housing. I wrapped a towell around it before removing it.
  • The filter assy. is removed by simply unscrewing it from the top. Allow the oil to drain for a little while before pulling it completely out of the housing.
  • Since I do not have a lift, I used a floor jack to lift the car. I used a small block of wood under the lower control arm on the drivers side of the car. Once the car is lifted you need to remove the plastic cover under the motor. There are 4 screws.
  • You can now slide your drain pan under the oil pan and remove the oil drain plug. This is located on the far passenger side of the oil pan.
  • You can raise the jack on the drivers side a little higher to ensure all the oil in the pan has run out. Reinstall the drian plug once you have gotten most of the oil out.
  • Lay out the filter assy on a clean workspace. You can now remove the old filter cartridge by sliding it down the oil filter shaft. It takes a little effort, but you can get it to pop out of place.
  • You can now install the new filter in reverse order. Make sure it locks into place. I installed the filter so the label can be viewed once locked into place.
  • Now you must replace the 4 o-rings on the shaft. Use a small screw driver to remove all of the old o-rings. Coat all 4 new o-rings with some motor oil and install on the oil filter shaft.
  • Re-install the oil filter into the housing. Remove towell from housing.
  • Remove oil cap from top of motor.
  • Add 8qts (8 bottles) of Mobil One 0w40 synthetic motor oil.
  • Replace oil cap and wipe up any spilled oil.
  • Start the vehicle and check for leaks. If none are found, turn off vehicle and replace splash shield under car. Lower the vehicle and check oil level with the dip stick.
Resetting Service Indicator
  • Turn key to ON/ RUN position.
  • Within one second press the knob / button twice.
  • The present status for days or distance is displayed. Within 10 seconds turn the key to OFF / LOCK.
  • Press and hold the knob / button, while turning the key to ON/RUN again. The present status for days or distance is displayed once more. Continue to hold the knob / button.
  • After approximately 10 seconds, a signal sounds and the display shows 7,000 miles (11,000 km) for approximately 10 seconds.
  • Release the knob / button.
  • If the FSS counter was inadvertently reset, have an authorized dealer correct it.
Checking Electronic Oil Level
  • Make sure the car has been shut off and on a level surface for at least 5 minutes.
  • Turn key to ON/ RUN position.
  • Wait about 10 seconds
  • You will now see an oil icon along with a clock icon
  • Press and hold the knob / button 2x and it will now display the oil level properties
  • It will display the following : OK, -1.0Q, -1.5Q, -2.0Q, H
  • OK = Oil level is ok, enjoy the rest of your day!
  • (-1.0 | -1.5 | -2.0) = Oil level is low, add the suggested amount of oil, run the car, shut it off, and check again when time allows.
  • H = Oil level is too high. Have some oil drained out of pan until it reaches the proper oil level limit. If you have just done an oil change, it is best to run the car for several minutes before checking electronically or manually. The oil filter will absorb some of the oil which could effect the readings.
  • If a clock is only displayed, it means you haven't let the car sit in the off position long enough. Wait a few minutes and try again.
  • You can also check the oil level from the dipstick located in the engine bay.
faq created by : Adam Clifford