Oil changes are one the simpler vehicle maintenance tasks and there’s little doubt that many of our readers have performed countless oil changes over the years. While the task isn’t that difficult on most vehicles, the Bugatti Veyron isn’t your typical Honda Accord.
In a video posted by Royalty Exotic Cars, CEO Houston Crosta has his team perform an oil change on his Veyron. Most owners likely have this done by dealerships, but Crosta implies this costs $21,000 and requires 27 hours of work.
That seems awfully expensive, even for a Veyron, but the process isn’t as simple as removing a filter and letting the oil drain out of the engine. Instead, the car needs to put on a lift so the underbody paneling can be removed.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg as the rear wheels have to be taken off. From there, the carbon fiber wheel housings are removed to get to bolts to which are hidden behind the bodywork. After those are removed, an assortment of other components need to come off including the rear spoiler and carbon fiber engine cover. The latter is one massive component that also includes part of the rear fascia.
With the engine now fully exposed, Crosta replaces the air filters and then moves onto draining the oil. Even this isn’t a simple process as the Veyron has 16 different oil plugs that need to be removed. After the oil is drained, owners simple have to unscrew the old filter and replace it with a new one.
After reassembling the car and making sure everything works, Crosta and his friend said the process wasn’t as bad as they expected. Things were pretty difficult at the beginning, but everything becomes pretty straightforward once the engine engine cover is removed. That being said, it’s probably not a task you want to attempt by yourself.