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Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by nmp1, Dec 4, 2017.
Looking for a nice 1996 viper gts thanks viper k
Very well done
Well done video nmp1. A couple of comments:
* Good idea to jack up the rear of the car -- 1/2 quart of dirty oil is good to catch.
* Next time you change oil here's a tip: after loosening the filter with your strap wrench, but before spinning it off, grab a 1-gallon ziplock bag from the kitchen, stick it over the filter and then spin it off. The bag will give you a little better grip and save at least 99% of the drips!
Bonus: you're welcome for making the oil change pretty simple. Chrysler has always been pretty user friendly for those kinds of things. In particular when I was part of the Viper engine design team we designed the oil filter adapter to be vertical and easily accessible through the triangle of the frame brace. And even made sure the dipstick and oil cap on the valve cover were on the same side of the engine.
And please remember that there are TWO QUARTS of oil in the dipstick's SAFE zone -- the pan is too shallow for a 1-quart zone.
nmp1: You mention upgrading to a Mobil1 oil filter. We used Mobil1 oil filters as original equipment on the Viper engines until Gen4/5 when switched to WIX filters.