It's been a long time since I've changed the oil on my own car, but
this one looks like it's made for DIY.
This is an 08 Grand Caravan SXT with the 4.0 liter engine.
The oil filter is right behind the passenger wheel, and can be easily
accessed from the space in front of the tire. The filter looks like
it's going to be a snap to grasp with a filter wrench..
The owners manual says it's a 6,000 mile interval to maintain the
warranty, but I'd like to do my own at 3,000 miles due to the hot,
dry, dusty conditions here (summer temps to 115°F).
My question: Is the large nut/washer right next to the oil filter the
crankcase drain plug? It looks like it is, but I want to be sure. It
looks like a large nut with a washer as an integral part of it.
Is there a gasket that I need to get from the dealer before I start?
I didn't see any photos in the owners manual as to the drain plug
Can any experts confirm the location of the crankcase drain plug?
Thanks in advance.