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Old 04-30-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question so how much is it going to cost to get an oil change on this beast

V6 takes 7.6qts. Not sure if it comes with synthetic or not?
how much does the v8 take?

what do you think the dealer or a reg mech will charge for a oil change?
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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Ummm wait you dont do your own???? Oil changes are like man..car..bonding time!






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Old 04-30-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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v8 takes.... 9qt IIRC.

both are full synth from the factory with M1.

I'll be changing my own in the driveway.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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i dont do my own
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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Ummm wait you dont do your own???? Oil changes are like man..car..bonding time!






I don't do mine on the Corvette because its a once or twice a year thing and its too damn hard to get under or get the car high enough.

I don't do mine on the Honda because its so cheap and easy to have someone else do it.

I do mine in the truck sometimes, but

I ALWAYS do my own on the Camaro! Good bonding time with the old girl indeed!
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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ahhhh this is cool.. my dealership offers FREE lifetime :oil changes!!!
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:12 PM   #7
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how much 7.6qts of synthetic cost?

i bet its a pain in the ass to change the oil on this car
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #8
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ahhhh this is cool.. my dealership offers FREE lifetime :oil changes!!!
And just how much is that package with the "free" oil changes?
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:20 PM   #9
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"free" but nothing is free they prob overcharge you on the car
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #10
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I want a paper trail at the dealer for warranty purposes. I"ll be the tech doing it anyway. I'll make sure I always go over it with a fine comb.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #11
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:28 PM   #12
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Uhhhh oil you mean you have to change it?
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:47 PM   #13
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And just how much is that package with the "free" oil changes?


HA.... MSRP.... Hell of a deal eh!!
They actually have done that program for years on any car/truck you buy there...
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:34 PM   #14
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I want a paper trail at the dealer for warranty purposes. I"ll be the tech doing it anyway. I'll make sure I always go over it with a fine comb.
I'm going to have my dealer do it while it's still under warranty.After that i will do it myself.
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ahhhh this is cool.. my dealership offers FREE lifetime :oil changes!!!
Your dealership is not going to offer you free Mobil 1.You'll pay the difference between regular oil and Mobil !.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:04 AM   #16
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If you do it yourself.

9qts of Mobil 1 - $40-$50 if you buy the 5 quart jugs.
Filter - $5-10

If you take it in... expensive.. just like any synthetic oil change when you take it in.

So if it is normally $60 for a synthetic oil change, add another $20-$40 onto that for the V6 or V8 I am guessing.

But keep in mind with synthetic you can run more than the 3,000 miles.. I tend to run 5,000-7,500 on oil changes with synthetic so essentially one oil change of synthetic covers 2 oil changes of regular oil...so it's not ALL that bad.

But you gotta pay to play. if you want a cheap oil change, don't buy a high performance car.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:14 AM   #17
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I have gone 7500 on regular oil. I use the oil life monitor in my Avalanche. I usually go when the oil life left is around 25%. I would think that synthetic could go further than that.... Well daily driving , the more you "play" would probably cut it down a bit.
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i bet its a pain in the ass to change the oil on this car
Can anyone report on this? I know nobody has needed to change oil yet but someone must have looked at how it's done, by now.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was just like my VW...skid plates and fairings that have to be removed, plastic filter housing with replacable element (and if you crack the housing a new one costs $80), etc...

I wouldn't be surprised, but that doesn't mean I expect it. I hope that's not how it is.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #19
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Can anyone report on this? I know nobody has needed to change oil yet but someone must have looked at how it's done, by now.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was just like my VW...skid plates and fairings that have to be removed, plastic filter housing with replacable element (and if you crack the housing a new one costs $80), etc...

I wouldn't be surprised, but that doesn't mean I expect it. I hope that's not how it is.


I dont think that is how it is.


I think it will just be a matter of letting the exhaust cool down, then pulling the filter.


considering the location of the filter...
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:49 PM   #20
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I am correct.

copy the picture of the engine underside in this post
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then zoom in and you can just barely make out the blue filter that is not hard to access
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I never rely on what my Trailblazer LTZ's computer says, I'd have 6000 or miles mi on it and it has reg oil. I'll do my own at about 3/4 of what the synthetic recommends or 1/2 on the computer. Work car (APV) has 417,000 on it, '69 camaro had 284,000 befor I swapped motor, old one ran fine but wanted a 327. Old van had 365,000. Point is, change it more often than recommended, cost a few more $s but is excellant insurance.
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Mine got taken in yesterday for the recall. Picked it back up today.
I was @ 635 miles so I told them to go ahead and change the oil.
Price from the dealer was $87 and change, but they comp'd it.
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