Season 4: Episode 12
Fluids

Fluids

Chris Duke from Motorz TV shows you how change all the fluids in your vehicle including motor oil, gear oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and more.

Episode Links

Sears Blue Tool Crew
Royal Purple
PML
Fast Funnel

Partz Mentions

Sears Blue Tool Crew
General Tire
Green Earth Technologies

Episode Notes

This is the season 4 finale! The new season 5 is on the way, though, so don’t change change that channel!

Have you ever wondered what’s involved in changing the fluids running throughout your vehicle? In this episode Chris first shows you the differences between all the fluids in your car or truck, and then how to change them all! Using our project Ford F-150 he shows you how to replace the gear oil in the rear differential, motor oil in the engine, and transmission fluid (and it gets a new transmission pan from PML!), coolant (antifreeze). Chris also shows you how easy it is to add new refrigerant to a Mazda 6 when your A/C starts warming up on you!

One fluid change we didn’t have time to cover in this episode was the brake fluid. The good news is that we covered this in great detail in our recent episode, “Big Brakes“, so be sure to check that out!

This sure is a messy episode, but it can be fun and you end up saving a lot of money by doing the labor yourself. Having the right tools definitely helps too!

This episode also has our regular segments, Partz and Letterz. In “Partz”, Chris talks about a really cool multi-battery charger from Craftsman that helps save workbench space, innovative new tires from General Tire, some awesome off-road wheels and tires from Dick Cepek, as well as some “green” products for your ride!

Music

This episode features music from COLDWEST. “Snakeskinner”, “Ignition”, and an original song for the Motorz Intro.

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Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THESE PROGRAMS AND WEBSITE ARE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND ARE NOT DIRECTED TO ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR FOR ANY PARTICULAR MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLE. MODIFYING YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE DANGEROUS. APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES SHOULD BE USED. USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING A MODIFIED VEHICLE AND REMEMBER YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROGRAMS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR PROCEDURES MAY NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY OR RELEVANT INFORMATION. APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE ANY PROJECT IS COMMENCED. ADDITIONALLY, BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR PROJECT, YOU SHOULD CHECK A VEHICLE'S OWNER'S MANUAL, SHOP MANUAL, WARRANTY BOOKLET AND/OR WITH A MANUFACTURER'S REPRESENTATIVE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO UNDERSTAND WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, A MODIFICATION WILL HAVE ON THE SAFETY FEATURES OR THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE OF YOUR VEHICLE. PLEASE GET PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, AND, IF PROVIDED, ALWAYS REVIEW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY AFTERMARKET PRODUCT. DUKE NETWORKS, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND/OR PROGRAMS NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THAT THE PROGRAMS WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE PROGRAMS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

120 Responses to “Fluids”

  1. yousuf510 Says:

    First

  2. gagt27 Says:

    Royal Purple! sweet, i used that on my car.. a bit more expensive than usual but worth it.

  3. integraz32lover Says:

    YES!!!Been waiting for this for a long time now,btw i LOVE royal purple

  4. Twiztidpsychokiller Says:

    LOL @ the wet spot on the Sway bar after the cut away… Fast Funnel didn’t work I guess…..

  5. motorztv Says:

    @Twiztidpsychokiller No, it totally did work! That dripped on there when Chris removed the bolt.

  6. Twiztidpsychokiller Says:

    @motorztv Lol right on, I thought maybe it was coming out to fast for the funnel and overflowed. Love the show.. keep up the good work!!

  7. PQPLAYER92 Says:

    why bother with royal purple oil when your gona use a fram filter?

  8. KillerZero259 Says:

    chris, why is the conventional oil lable all covered up? but royal purple is fully exposed?

  9. 12344richard Says:

    I love the way people say you just have to add a/c refrigernt if your a/c is not cooling it has leak in the system because refrigerent does leace the system without having a leak

  10. motorztv Says:

    @KillerZero259 RP helped sponsor the episode whereas the other manufacturer did not.

  11. motorztv Says:

    @PQPLAYER92 it’s not required to use a higher quality oil filer when using a synthetic. Royal Purple does make oil filters, BTW, but one was not available to use for this episode.

  12. motorztv Says:

    @12344richard You could definitely have a leak, but that was not the case on our Mazda 6. It was just time to add refrigerant–which solved the problem for us.

  13. shsmustangs Says:

    Are you guys going to do any epsiodes on Ford Diesels soon?

  14. motorztv Says:

    @shsmustangs Nothing is planned in the immediate future, but you never know!

  15. xXChippyyoungson96Xx Says:

    i got a 1980 chevy scottsdale that needs some body work….

  16. americantractors Says:

    when you add ac refrigerent, put the bottle in hot water because that causes it to expand so you get more in. Great video

  17. mrjost55 Says:

    Great show guys, I just wish you didn’t tell people about the refrigerant. AC problems should really be reviewed by a professional, don’t mess with it. Oh and that coolant flush kit is not a very good method either.

  18. XenomorphLV426 Says:

    Why use such a sub-par oil filter, with great oil?

  19. ambee514 Says:

    GEEZUS! Those Dick Cepek rims are HUGE!

  20. bsl3216 Says:

    @moterztv my 08 f150 keeps haveing problems with missing and rough idling iv taken it to the dealer several times and put on 2 new coilpacks and e3 pugs which are sweet and it cured the miss for a little wile it only has 21600 mi and is fine other than that any ideas or similar probs with ur f150

  21. lpngcf420 Says:

    8:17

  22. KillerZero259 Says:

    @motorztv oh right, that makes sense.

  23. americansmark Says:

    Mazda6? Chris, you have some class. I love mine. :) I’m 124k in and it still blows ice cold. Haha.

  24. caquillo07 Says:

    So to add refrigerant to the car, do we hook up the can to the low end or the high end? I would like to do this but I’m confused. I have a Acura Integra

  25. motorztv Says:

    @caquillo07 Low end. See at 13:45

  26. motorztv Says:

    @americansmark This vehicle lives in San Diego, so its A/C gets a lot of use :)

  27. motorztv Says:

    @ambee514 They sure are!

  28. motorztv Says:

    @XenomorphLV426 There’s nothing wrong with it :) Plus it’s one that’s available at just about every auto parts store.

  29. motorztv Says:

    @mrjost55 Thanks! The coolant flush kit isn’t the best, true, but it’s the most common one available at auto parts stores and you are limited when doing it at home.

  30. motorztv Says:

    @americantractors Thanks for the tip, and for watching!

  31. Olskoolbeats Says:

    Why did you black out all the labels except for the RP ones? Just curious.

  32. americansmark Says:

    @motorztv Pssh. You guys should just roll down your windows and enjoy that weather. Try dealing with 8-10″ of snow half the year and 90-100* days the other half with tornado watches every other day. Ohio weather sucks. lol. I’d love to be in Cali.

  33. motorztv Says:

    @Olskoolbeats Our intern got silly with the black tape! Actually, see previous Q&A from KillerZero259 :)

  34. motorztv Says:

    @americansmark Oh we do… however sometimes the high temps aren’t so enjoyable when driving. Snow? What’s that? LOL

  35. Olskoolbeats Says:

    @motorztv Gotcha.

  36. Olskoolbeats Says:

    @motorztv Gotcha.

  37. caquillo07 Says:

    @motorztv Thanks! I thought it would be differ from car to car.

  38. caquillo07 Says:

    @motorztv Thanks! I thought it would be differ from car to car.

  39. GiorgioPanadgi Says:

    @Olskoolbeats im guessing its because royal purple is their sponsor and wants them to only show their products.

  40. UltraDamaja Says:

    Altimax tires are great!

  41. TheGetawayer Says:

    I really enjoy your vids, Chris ! Greets from Germany, TheGetawayer

  42. TheGetawayer Says:

    I really enjoy your vids, Chris ! Greets from Germany, TheGetawayer

  43. juukyuu7666 Says:

    ever gonna work on a genesis coupe? i love those cars and im interested to see how its like to work on a korean car…

  44. motorztv Says:

    @juukyuu7666 There aren’t too many of those around here… but we’ll keep an eye out for one!

  45. juukyuu7666 Says:

    @motorztv why thank you

  46. juukyuu7666 Says:

    @motorztv why thank you

  47. PQPLAYER92 Says:

    @motorztv royal purple does 2 make oil filters tryed to post link but it wont let me just google royal purple oil filters one of the best ones out there.

  48. PQPLAYER92 Says:

    @motorztv  royal purple does 2 make oil filters tryed to post link but it wont let me just google royal purple oil filters one of the best ones out there.

  49. nigeleckzdee Says:

    regular motor oil looks like a poo stain on that paper towel..

  50. rclark23 Says:

    at 6:54, I’d bet you’d give a case of beer for a small hand held elec or air,, puff,, puff! Excellent Video!

  51. rclark23 Says:

    at 6:54, I’d bet you’d give a case of beer for a small hand held elec or air,, puff,, puff! Excellent Video!

  52. rclark23 Says:

    at 6:54, I’d bet you’d give a case of beer for a small hand held elec or air,, puff,, puff!Excellent Video!

  53. jhnvallejo Says:

    was the quarter put in at the factory too??

  54. Michiganborn1969 Says:

    Those are some pretty awesome looking wheels. I wonder how well suited they are for 4×4’s and how much off road punishment they can handle?

  55. arios211 Says:

    A cheap fram with some good oil Zoot

  56. arios211 Says:

    A cheap fram with some good oil Zoot

  57. sfloridamudbogger Says:

    @PQPLAYER92 Dude he didnt say they didnt make RP Oil Filters, he said one wasn’t available.

  58. sfloridamudbogger Says:

    Chris I have a question about my tranny, but it requires a phone call, or a long email. Would it be okay to contact you? Thanks, any help would be GREATLY appreciated. My buddies and I are thinking the filter may be clogged with shavings from muddin and taching out 2nd gear on an auto tranny, or fluid may be too thin and screwin up the friction plates. It’s an 05 F150. Bought it used with 67k miles and thought it had a tranny flush. Now at 91k so maybe it didnt have a flush if this is happening.

  59. GroovyDrifter Says:

    Hope some of your friends has an BMW 740i E38 needing a tranny oil replacement… It happens that outside US, BMW dos not replace this gearboxes oil, and they break at about 120000 miles or so… It would be nice to see how it is done, as far as this gearboxes (ZF 5HP24) have no level dipstick… I’ve had mine done, but I think they left the level low. I’ll love to see the correct process so I can fix the level if it is wrong.

  60. GroovyDrifter Says:

    Hope some of your friends has an BMW 740i E38 needing a tranny oil replacement…It happens that outside US, BMW dos not replace this gearboxes oil, and they break at about 120000 miles or so…It would be nice to see how it is done, as far as this gearboxes (ZF 5HP24) have no level dipstick…I’ve had mine done, but I think they left the level low. I’ll love to see the correct process so I can fix the level if it is wrong.

  61. Bulgdoom Says:

    Harbor Freight for cheap gear, I know u pretty much have to promote Sears since they sponsor you

  62. bsl3216 Says:

    Episode 100 coming up

  63. retroguitarmaster Says:

    sears tool guy looks nervous

  64. motorztv Says:

    @retroguitarmaster He didn’t have much camera time but he did great. It’s not easy!

  65. quakes21 Says:

    It’s my first time watching this show, and its very professional and informative. I wasn’t expecting the outtakes, but I like how they add some personality to the show. Nice!

  66. thebeastman33 Says:

    I definitely did not notice that yellow bottle of Penzoil. ;D

  67. thebeastman33 Says:

    I definitely did not notice that yellow bottle of Penzoil. ;D

  68. UBBERTANKER Says:

    royal purple with a cheap fram filter lol

  69. UBBERTANKER Says:

    royal purple with a cheap fram filter lol

  70. NegativeSX Says:

    You guys should really mention the oil in those r134a canisters. People could unknowingly be putting way too much in the system and end up costing themselves a small fortune.

  71. J.T. Says:

    What was the purpose of adding a new transmission pan? It sounds like it takes more fluid, so what are the benefits besides more expensive fluid changes (and PML sponsorship)?

  72. Chris Duke Says:

    Looks, and with more fluid and the design of the pan it keeps things cooler, which makes everything last longer.

  73. 12344richard Says:

    i don’t know why people can a engine a motor a motor is electical motor

  74. 12344richard Says:

    i don’t know why people can a engine a motor a motor is electical motor

  75. BenzRules10 Says:

    hey does anyone have any tips, i just bought (my first car) a 1993 ford taurus sho with 65,000 miles on it. The owner said all it needs is a new brake booster. thanks!

  76. Gasser4x4 Says:

    Seriously anyone knows thats a fram filter…. Why use it with royal purple. it defeats the purpose

  77. amburke96 Says:

    @retroguitarmaster He was afraid someone was going to ask him why Craftsman is making their tools in China and Taiwan. Hey Craftsman why are you doing this?

  78. cold02rex Says:

    Never buy boutique motor oil unless you plan on establishing your own OCI through lab sampling. Almost anything will last 3k. Pissing away money on oil especially if you opted in on doing it and crying over gas prices doesn’t really compute.

  79. motorztv Says:

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  80. cold02rex Says:

    Never buy boutique motor oil unless you plan on establishing your own OCI through lab sampling. Almost anything will last 3k. Pissing away money on oil especially if you opted in on doing it and crying over gas prices doesn’t really compute.

  81. awdking Says:

    why use a high dollar oil with crappy oil fram oil filter, since it a ford, motorcraft oil filter is like $3.75 at walmart.

  82. awdking Says:

    why use a high dollar oil with crappy oil fram oil filter, since it a ford, motorcraft oil filter is like $3.75 at walmart.

  83. lukakapyro Says:

    i was wondering why ive seen all of your new vids

  84. IRAK ALKYDA Says:

    i was wondering why ive seen all of your new vids

  85. B GerK Says:

    i was wondering why ive seen all of your new vids

  86. B GerK Says:

    i was wondering why ive seen all of your new vids

  87. awesomenes1985 Says:

    just wanted to know i just got my first car it a Honda accord coupe 2003 what do you think I should do to the car to make it look better like the paint job

  88. Nguyen Dang Says:

    just wanted to know i just got my first car it a Honda accord coupe 2003 what do you think I should do to the car to make it look better like the paint job

  89. Nguyen Dang Says:

    just wanted to know i just got my first car it a Honda accord coupe 2003 what do you think I should do to the car to make it look better like the paint job

  90. MrDwarfGamer Says:

    I know this is old but really FRAM it cheaper to go with motorcraft oil filter and it made by ford for their engine.

  91. MrDwarfGamer Says:

    I know this is old but really FRAM it cheaper to go with motorcraft oil filter and it made by ford for their engine.

  92. 00db3515 Says:

    burn it and get a real car

  93. 00db3515 Says:

    burn it and get a real car

  94. Corry Basler Says:

    oh god is that a fram oil filter…. all that money on royal purple, then got a fram filter.

  95. Corry Basler Says:

    oh god is that a fram oil filter…. all that money on royal purple, then got a fram filter.

  96. darkertree Says:

    Don’t forget the transfer case If you got a 4×4 :p

  97. cody gauthier Says:

    Don’t forget the transfer case If you got a 4×4 :p

  98. cody gauthier Says:

    Don’t forget the transfer case If you got a 4×4 :p

  99. warracer03 Says:

    Well, what do you drive? not including forza and nfs, I mean seriously?

  100. warracer03 Says:

    Well, what do you drive? not including forza and nfs, I mean seriously?

  101. 00db3515 Says:

    nissan skyline r34

  102. 00db3515 Says:

    nissan skyline r34

  103. warracer03 Says:

    of course im sure you do. lmao kids these days haha

  104. warracer03 Says:

    of course im sure you do. lmao kids these days haha

  105. kingofthe40oz Says:

    Lol, JDM fag trying to sound cool.

  106. 00db3515 Says:

    Or some one that has a good job and buys nice things as a result of working hard and providing for my family.Wait ’till you’re old enough to drive before replying

  107. Bo Jon Says:

    by real you mean american? right you make me sick

  108. 00db3515 Says:

    Who said anything about american cars you fucking idiot, learn how to read before posting retarded comments.

  109. Bo Jon Says:

    You sound like a strong guy.

  110. RyanTomScott Says:

    My first time changing an oil filter blew, I didn’t have an oil filter wrench and they guy before cranked it on HARD. It was a pain to get off.

  111. crackpotfox Says:

    How can you say that dino oil is thicker than synthetic when you’re comparing xw40 dino to xw20 synthetic?

  112. tcss4 Says:

    what is the part # for that pml cover you got on there. And where did you get it.?

  113. Motorz Says:

    We got it directly from PML for our 2005 F-150 5.4L

  114. yamaharidr450 Says:

    NOOO NOT FRAM why spend $8 a quart if your going to use a 3 dollar filter. I would have left that dirty bosch probably would have done a been job than the fram.

  115. Danny Martinez Says:

    Great video

  116. Dallin Walker Says:

    Yay for fluids!

  117. arios211 Says:

    Royal Purple with a OCOD Fram filter never go together

  118. Jonathan C Says:

    Chris is a cutie. Great info. Except for the Fram filter and expensive oil. Like eating caviar with walmart silverware.

  119. Jason Mangal Says:

    5.6 gallons of coolant…!! what? is he sure its not in litres?

  120. rocbola Says:

    5:32 They probably cut so he could go change his shirt. Looked like a huge mess got edited out.

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