How to change engine oil in Volvo 1.6D, D2, Drive (2006-on 1.6 Diesel engines)

by: Alexandra M.

Having just done another oil change on my Volvo S40 1.6 Diesel, I decided to share the procedures to help all of you who are DIY servicing your Volvo.

Although mine is a S40, this instructions are the same for all volvo’s woth the 1.6 Diesel D4162T and D4164T engines, wich are the 1.6D, drivE or D2 versions of the C30, S40, V50, S60, V60, S80, V70 and v40.

Tools you need:

1. T30 Torx for the sump splash plate
2. 27mm socket for oil filter housing
3. 17mm socket for sump drain plug
4. 10mm socket
5. new filter (In my case, it was volvo part number #30735878 comes with new sealing o-ring)
6. new sump drain washer (volvo part number # )
7. 4 litres of oil (I used Castrol Magnatec 5w30, but you can use any other 5w30 oil that complies with Ford M2C913-C oil specifications)
8. Container to catch old oil – at least 4 litres!

Procedure

1. Raise the front of the car and leave it safley secured on jack standsoleo_v501

2. Remove the sump splash plate. It is held on by 7 x T30 Torx fasteners (3 on the front, 1 on each side and 2 on the back)

3. Place the container to catch the old oil in place

4. Remove the sump plug with the 17mm socket and leave to drain. BE READY – the oil comes out fast when the sump plug is removed and can be warm/hot…

5. While under the car, remove, with the 10mm socket, the screw that is securing the large air pipe to the gearboxoleo_v5020

6. Remove the engine cover. In my case it was only pushng it up, but in some years it can have 3 nuts.

7. Remove the air pipe between the airbox and the Turbo. In order to do that, you’ll need to undo 2 clamps (marked in red) and release 2 plastic fits (marked in green)

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8. Remove, with the 10mm socket, the screw that holds the pipe brace above the oil filter housing.oleo_v5017

9. Remove the oil filter housing cover with the 27mm socket.oleo_v506

10. Remove the old oil filter from the housing.

11. Carefully replace the o-ring on the filter housing cover with the new one provided with the oil filter.oleo_v508

12. Insert the new oil filter in the housing. Be carefully to insert it in the right position and orientation. The side with the nipple will be facing down, and this nipple should fit in it’s hole (marked with red) on the housing.

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13. Re-install the oil filter housing cover. Tighten it to 25Nm.

14. Re-install the screw that holds the pipe brace above the oil filter housing.

15. Re-install the air pipe between the airbox and the Turbo, be carefully to not overtight the clamps.

16. Re-insert sump plug with new washer. Tighten it to 34Nm, max. Be carefully to not overtight this nut, as it is known to break the threads on the sump.

17. Re-install the screw that is securing the large air pipe to the gearbox

18. Refill the engine with the new oil. The engine will take 4 litres of oil. I suggest you fill with 3 litres initially, and then check the dipstick and fill until it’s at the MAX mark on the dipstick.

19. Start the car, make sure the oil light goes out quickly. Let the car idle for 1 min, then switch off, leave for 5 mins, and then fill until the the oil reaches the max mark in the dipstick.

20. Re-install the sump splash plate.

After the first drive, re-check the oil level after the car is parked for a while and on a level ground.

 

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following models / years:

– 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Volvo V50 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines
– 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Volvo C30 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines
– 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Volvo S40 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines
– 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Volvo V70 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines
– 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Volvo S80 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines
– 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Volvo S60 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines
– 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Volvo V60 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines
– 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Volvo V40 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines
– 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Volvo V40 CC Cross Country 1.6 Diesel / D2 / Drive Engines