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Old 06-11-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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anyone changed their own oil yet ?

How hard/easy to get get to filter/oil plug ?
8 quarts synthetic ?
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:10 AM   #2
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Yea I changed mine this past weekend It's easy as it gets I used 10w40 valvoline sythetic blend it helped the oil psi about 5 pounds.It holds just over 8 qts w/filter
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:12 AM   #3
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This is for 6.2 engine
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:21 AM   #4
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Yea I changed mine this past weekend It's easy as it gets I used 10w40 valvoline sythetic blend it helped the oil psi about 5 pounds.It holds just over 8 qts w/filter
I DID NOT THINK 10-40 WAS RECOMENDED FOR ANY NEW ENGINE ANYMORE??????
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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What weight and viscosity does the 6.2 ask for? Anyone??
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:00 AM   #6
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6.2 l should have 5w30 sythetic ......... Very easy to do , just have a BIG drain pan LOL ... OOPPSS 8 l :-)
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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Can you get under the car without jacking it up to change oil/filter ?
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:07 PM   #8
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10-40, ohh boy, get ready to replace some seals. You will start blowing by them with that oil making that kind of pressure in the engine.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #9
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You have to lift the car ........ Or have 8foot skinny arms .... Also use jack stands --- saftey first
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:47 PM   #10
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changed mine today 775 miles. Drained oil filter,small shiney STUFF came from the filter.I will cut open the filter tomorrow to look inside.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:17 AM   #11
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I changed my oil last week and my floor jack would not fit under the car. I used 2 of the square RV honeycomb square leveling blocks. I used one under each front tire, it raised the car an inch or two just enough to get the floor jack under the front cross member. Found great places for the jack stands without a problem. Even though the filter is vertical there is a lot of oil that comes out when you remove the filter. The oil plug is in a good place and does not get any oil on the frame at all. The oil pan looked and felt like aluminum so remember to be careful and do not over tighten the oil plug.

Also save your receipts and document the mileage and your work, you may need it down the road if you have issues and have to take your car to the dealer in the future. I save my receipts and box tops of my filters
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:25 PM   #12
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5w30 Mobil 1 Synthetic.... 8 qrts... sounds about right.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:14 PM   #13
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why would you put 10w-40 in?
5w-30 or if you live in a hot climate maybe 10w-30, but not 10w-40.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:21 PM   #14
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Yea I changed mine this past weekend It's easy as it gets I used 10w40 valvoline sythetic blend it helped the oil psi about 5 pounds.It holds just over 8 qts w/filter


5W30 and it does NOT take over 8 qts... It may look like it needs more but it takes a few minutes to settle.

I bought a K&N filter for 15 bucks at a local parts store. Then you don't have to worry about the oil change place not listing your filter or putting a generic brand on. Get ready to shell out 100 for a good oil change...
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:45 PM   #15
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FYI ,
I changed mine at 1000 mi. and it took 6 qts ( 3.6L ) ..

Owners Manual , section 11-2 :
3.6L takes 6 qts w/filter (5w30)
6.2L takes 8 qts w/filter (5w30)

NOTE :
Owners Manual , section 9-10,11&12 :
**10w-40 / 20w-50 or any other Viscosity Grade Oil is "NOT RECOMMENDED" in 3.6L and 6.2L (L99 & LS3)**

I changed mine at 1000 mi. and it took 6 qts ( 3.6L ) ..
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:27 PM   #16
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Doing my first change tomorrow
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I changed mine the other day and put 15W-50 Mobil 1 in.... that is what LPE recommends for the S/C engine in the summer - 10W-30 in the cooler months.
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