I have been super busy the last few months, and I have not had time to give my car the attention it deserves. I found some time yesterday so I jacked the car up using my wooden cribs with jack stands as a backup, and performed an oil change. Before an oil change I like to drive the car until it hits normal operating temperature so that the oil drains better. There is no need to rush as the oil will stay hot for a long time, I got it in the air and ready to drain the oil in about 45 minutes and the oil was still very hot (be careful not to burn yourself). I then let it drain for at least an hour.
After inspecting the underbody, everything looked good, except for two issues. I managed to crack the plastic underbody panel on the passenger side and I found some dried oil on the passenger side of the engine. I cleaned some dried oil there a few thousand miles ago, and it has returned so I definitely have a small leak. However, I have not noticed any oil loss, so it must be very small. I currently suspect my spark plug tubes, however they where changed 4 years ago at 90k miles, so I will need to do some more investigating.
After lowering the car I swapped my winter wheels for my summer wheels. I should have done this in April but I have been busy. Next on the agenda is a mini-detail in the next 2-3 months, and a brake fluid flush. I didn't realize it had already been two years.
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