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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Engine Oil Change Guide
How to change the 2.0L motor oil and replace the filter on a 3rd generation 2011-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

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2015 Outlander Sport 2.0L
Oil Filler Cap
Twist Off Counterclockwise
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in changing the motor oil and replacing the oil filter on the MIVEC 4B11 DOHC 16V 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, ASX, RVR, Galant, I-MIEV, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero and the Space Star may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The items needed to complete this procedure include a floor jack with two jack stands (optional), a 17mm socket with a 3/8" drive ratchet, a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench, a used oil catch container, a new oil filter and 5 U.S. quarts of new SAE 0W-20 oil.


The correct replacement oil filter part numbers vary depending on the model year of your Outlander Sport. Please consult the Amazon Part Finder website to verify the compatible oil filters for your SUV.

A few compatible oil filters for the 2011 and 2012 Outlander Sport models include the following: Mobil 1 M1-104, Purolator PL14459, K&N PS-1004, Pennzoil HPZ-37, Fram PH9688, Royal Purple 10-2808 and Bosch 3312.

Some compatible oil filters for the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 model years are as follows: Mobil 1 M1-110, Fram PH7317, Bosch 3323, Purolator PL14610, Pennzoil HPZ-37, Wix 51356 and ACDelco PF2057.

Lift Up Dipstick Handle
Raise Front of SUV
Black Metal Oil Pan
The first steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the vehicle on a level surface and then turn off the ignition.

Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and also allow it to drain out more quickly.

Engage the emergency / parking brake and chock both sides of the rear wheels to prevent the car from moving.

Open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap in the counterclockwise direction and pull up the oil level dipstick an inch or two.

Removing the oil filler cap and partially pulling up the dipstick will help prevent a vacuum from forming and also allow the old oil to drain out more quickly.

An optional step is to raise the front passenger side of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two jack stands. I prefer having the extra working room under the SUV. You may be able to easily drain the oil and change the filter with out raising the vehicle.

(Alternatively, you could use automotive ramps to raise the front of the car.)

Drain Bolt - Rear of Pan
Oil Filter - Front of Pan
Used Oil Catch Container
The black metal oil drain bolt is located at the rear of the oil pan with the bolt head facing towards the back of the SUV.

The oil filter is located is vertically mounted and located in front of the black metal oil pan.

Slide the used oil catch basin to just below the drain bolt.

Loosen Counterclockwise
Drain Out Old Oil
Tighten 17mm Clockwise
Loosen the oil drain bolt in the counterclockwise direction with the 17mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

 Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt. The old oil might still be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you ran the engine.

Spin out the oil drain bolt in the counterclockwise direction by hand.

Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to just the occasional drip.

If the drain bolt is equipped with a crush washer, inspect it and replace the washer if necessary.

Re-insert the drain bolt and tighten it in the clockwise direction to just past hand tight or about 25 to 30 lb-ft of torque.

Slide the used oil catch basin forward to just below the old oil filter.


Lisle Oil Filter Wrench
Loosen Counterclockwise
Dip Finger In New Oil

Spin off the old oil filter in the counterclockwise direction. Allow the old oil to drain out from the filter receptacle for at least a minute or two.

If the old oil filter is too tight to remove by hand, I recommend using a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench attached to a short extension bar and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

Dip your pinky finger in to some new SAE 0W-20 oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring gasket on the new oil filter.

Lubricating the rubber o-ring on the new filter will allow it to form a better seal and also make it much easier to remove during the next oil change.

Lubricate Rubber O-Ring
Twist On New Oil Filter
Lower Car From Stands
If you have a 2011 or 2012 Outlander Sport, I recommend buying the Mobil 1 M1-104 oil filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

For the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 model years, the Mobil 1 M1-110 oil filter has the best reviews on Amazon.

Make sure that the rubber o-ring from the old oil filter is not still attached to the engine.

Spin on the new oil filter in the clockwise direction to about 1/4 to 1/3 turn past hand tight.

Try to avoid over tightening the new oil filter to prevent from damaging the rubber seal, which could lead to an oil leak, and also make it more difficult to remove during the next oil change.

Double check that the oil drain bolt and the new filter are tight before moving on to the next steps.

Carefully lower the vehicle from the jack stands by using the floor jack.
Insert Automotive Funnel
Pour In New Oil
Replace Oil Filler Cap

Insert an automotive funnel in to the oil filler hole.

The oil capacity for the MIVEC 4B11 2.0L I4 engine in an Outlander Sport with the CVT automatic transmission is 4.5 U.S. quarts (4.3L).

(If you have an Outlander Sport with the 5 speed manual transmission, the owner's manual specifies that the oil capacity is 4.2 U.S. quarts or 4.0 liters.)

I recommend only pouring in about 4 U.S. quarts of the new SAE 0W-20 oil at first.

It is far better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to run an engine that has been overfilled.

Running an engine that has been overfilled with oil may cause sluggish performance, damage to seals, gaskets or other components.

Check Dipstick Oil Level
Replace Dipstick
Oil Change Complete
Temporarily replace the oil filler cap and push down the dipstick.

Start the engine and allow it to run for a few minutes, turn off the engine, and allow the oil to drain back down to the pan for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean with a paper towel, re-insert it and pull it out again to check the oil level.

If necessary, slowly in pour in more oil and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick until it reaches just at or below the upper metal hole which indicates the "Full" or "Maximum" line.

You may not need to pour in the entire 4.5 U.S. quarts of new oil in order for the oil level to reach the maximum line.

Once the oil is at the correct level, replace the dipstick and tighten the oil filler cap in the clockwise direction.

Be sure to record the oil change in your SUV's service records. It would also be a good idea to check your parking spot, garage or driveway for drops of fresh oil which may indicate a leak from the drain bolt or the new filter.

To reset the oil change maintenance reminder or the "oil life meter", follow these steps. 1. Turn the ignition to the "Off" position. 2. Press and hold the "Info" button until you see the wrench or "tool" icon. 3. Press and hold the "Info" button until the wrench starts to flash. 4. While the wrench is flashing, press and release the "Info" button until "Clear" appears on the display. 5. The interval until the next oil change service will be displayed on the screen.

For more, check out all of my 2011-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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