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Old 07-09-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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V6 take 6 quarts as opposed to 5 quarts....??

Just left my dealership and had the oil changed for the fist time on our 2LT RS. Went with Mobil 1. Factory calls for 5 quarts but the dealer said it ended up taking right 6 quarts. Can anyone verify this who changed their oil in their V6? I find if kind of odd that the and factory calls for 5 quarts and the dealership said at 5 quarts the stick was hardly touching the oil so he had to add another quart to bring it to full status. Is it common for what the factory calls for or says and what it really in-takes to be off?

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Hmm... I've noticed that it is off a bit sometimes, but not by a full quart... More like a half-quart at most.

Maybe they were just trying to rip you off?
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If you look in your owners manual, factory calls for 6 quarts on the V6 for an oil change with filter.
(At least my manual says 6 qts. in the fluids capacity chart))
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If you look in your owners manual, factory calls for 6 quarts on the V6 for an oil change with filter.
Ah, that explains it. I don't have a car yet, so I can't look in the owners manual.
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If you look in your owners manual, factory calls for 6 quarts on the V6 for an oil change with filter.
(At least my manual says 6 qts. in the fluids capacity chart))
That explains it....I appreciate that very much. I was going by what their computer said the factory called for but was about to pull the booklet out and check. He pulled up GM's system when I was standing there and said it called for the 5 qts but then when I picked it up said it took a tad over 6 qts. Good to know this and that the booklet actually says 6 qts. Thanks for the verification. I was going by what the system said so their system must be off compared to the booklet and actual in-take.

BTW....Wow, synthetic oil is expensive!! I am used to the cheap stuff...lol. When my V8 gets here, it will be even more expensive ugh Still worth it though! No doubt true about the break in period. My wife and I have roughly 1400 miles on the 2LT RS and I would say over the last 100 miles or so, the car feels like it has really picked up power!! Pretty cool stuff!!!


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That explains it....I appreciate that very much. I was going by what their computer said the factory called for but was about to pull the booklet out and check. He pulled up GM's system when I was standing there and said it called for the 5 qts but then when I picked it up said it took 6. Good to know this and that the booklet actually says 6 qts. Thanks for the verification. I was going by what the system said so their system must be off compared to the booklet and actual in-take.

BTW....Wow, synthetic oil is expensive!! I am used to the cheap stuff...lol. When my V8 gets here, it will be even more expensive ugh Still worth it though! No doubt true about the break in period. My wife and I have roughly 1400 miles on the 2LT RS and I would say over the last 100 miles or so, the car feels like it has really picked up power!! Pretty cool stuff!!!


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I've never really found Synthetic to be that expensive - how much did they charge you for it?
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I've never really found Synthetic to be that expensive - how much did they charge you for it?
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Hmm...Think my total bill was around $75 to $80 for the Mobil 1 and filter change. I was thinking the difference was the synthetic and paying for the Mobil 1 name. Does this sound about right?

I am used to taking my Yukon to the local lube and paying roughly $45 but for the cheaper oil and overall oil and filter change.
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Hmm...Think my total bill was around $75 to $80 for the Mobil 1 and filter change. I was thinking the difference was the synthetic and paying for the Mobil 1 name. Does this sound about right?

I am used to taking my Yukon to the local lube and paying roughly $45 but for the cheaper oil and overall oil and filter change.
I don't know about paying other people to do an oil change because I always do it myself, but I pay about 7 bucks a quart for full synthetic, which is just a few bucks more than what dyno oil goes for here.
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I don't know about paying other people to do an oil change because I always do it myself, but I pay about 7 bucks a quart for full synthetic, which is just a few bucks more than what dyno oil goes for here.
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Yeah that sounds about right then on my total bill with labor. It is highly possible that I will be changing my own oil from here on out depending on how busy I am with work when it comes time to do it...
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I find oil changes to be like car washes. And any other time spent with the car, for that matter.

You make time.
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does changing you own oil void your warrenty?
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #12
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does changing you own oil void your warrenty?
No. The Supreme Court ruled that Auto manufacturers can not require you to return the car to their dealership for maintenance in order to keep the warranty in effect. You just have to be able to prove to them that the maintenance has been done, if there is a warranty claim.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:31 PM   #13
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I find oil changes to be like car washes. And any other time spent with the car, for that matter.

You make time.
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Yes you are right... I need to make the time to do this. I told my wife I would only have one expensive hobby when I decided to get these Camaros for us, so I sold off all my other toys(highend watches)......might as well go full pledge in it and do my own oil changes....if I can remember how to lol It has been years since I changed oil in any vehicle but with both our Camaros, I really want to do it myself. Just want to make sure I don't mess it up. Need to get the right equipement or racks to get under them. Any suggestions for a novice DIYer?
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Yes you are right... I need to make the time to do this. I told my wife I would only have one expensive hobby when I decided to get these Camaros for us, so I sold offf all my other toys......might as well go full pledge in it and do my own oil changes....if I can remember how to lol It has been years since I changed oil in any vehicle but with both our Camaros, I really want to do it myself. Just want to make sure I don't mess it up. Need to get the right equipement or racks to get under them. Any suggestions for a novice DIYer?
Park car, pull hand brake, jack front of car up andnplace on Jack stands, put drain pan under plug, remove plug, let oil drain, pop hood locate oil filter remove plastic cap with attached oil filter, pull old offnput new on replace I to housing and tighten, go under car remove full drain pan wipe away drainage hole and replig tightning to spec then head to top remove oil filter cap pour in 6 quarts of oil replace cap Jack car back up remove stands lower car release brake and start car am enjoy. Btw close hood and make sure car is off while changing!
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Allyou need are basic hand tools, a good drain pan and funnel , some clean up paper towels, the oil and the oil filter plus Jack and jackstands
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Allyou need are basic hand tools, a good drain pan and funnel , some clean up paper towels, the oil and the oil filter plus Jack and jackstands
yeah the Jackstands were mostly what I was thinking of. You are referring to the ramp type stands correct?

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yeah the Jackstands were mostly what I was thinking of. You are referring to the ramp type stands correct?

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No I don't care for the ramps. You get a higher rise with actuals jackstands. Mine are highlift craftsman stands(yellow/black). Just adjust to the height you want, Jack the car up place em under it and lower the car and yur ready to go
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No I don't care for the ramps. You get a higher rise with actuals jackstands. Mine are highlift craftsman stands(yellow/black). Just adjust to the height you want, Jack the car up place em under it and lower the car and yur ready to go

Cool! Thanks for the info and advice. I will try and locate some of those this weekend or try and order some online. I appreciate your time and the tips. Looking forward to this new hobby Can't wait to get our other Camaro in. Right now....I am pretty much driving it on the weekends as my wife has taken over it has her daily, but that will at least get me by until mine arrives
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Cool! Thanks for the info and advice. I will try and locate some of those this weekend or try and order some online. I appreciate your time and the tips. Looking forward to this new hobby Can't wait to get our other Camaro in. Right now....I am pretty much driving it on the weekends as my wife has taken over it has her daily, but that will at least get me by until mine arrives
You should be able to pick some jackstands up at Autozone or similar.
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Cool! Thanks for the info and advice. I will try and locate some of those this weekend or try and order some online. I appreciate your time and the tips. Looking forward to this new hobby Can't wait to get our other Camaro in. Right now....I am pretty much driving it on the weekends as my wife has taken over it has her daily, but that will at least get me by until mine arrives
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Ramps are much easier and faster.
Why did you go with Synthetic oil ? It is better oil and handles friction better - therefore cooling better as well, but I've always found that regular changes with non synthetic does fine for an engine. The key is regular changes - every 3000 miles.
There is no arguing against synthetic, don't get me wrong, just curious why you changed. The V8 comes with Mobil 1 in it, but the V6 does not, does it ?
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i would check the dip stick today to see if it full or over filled i change oil at a chevy dealership and i havent change a v6 camaro yet but have on cadallic with the same motor and they take 5.5 quarts i have a 1lt camaro havent change it yet but that what i would do does the mobil 1 make any difference in performance
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Ramps are much easier and faster.
Why did you go with Synthetic oil ? It is better oil and handles friction better - therefore cooling better as well, but I've always found that regular changes with non synthetic does fine for an engine. The key is regular changes - every 3000 miles.
There is no arguing against synthetic, don't get me wrong, just curious why you changed. The V8 comes with Mobil 1 in it, but the V6 does not, does it ?
Yes, it does.

This has come up many, many times before. All new camaros, regardless of engine, come with Mobil 1 full synthetic.
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Ramps are much easier and faster.
Why did you go with Synthetic oil ? It is better oil and handles friction better - therefore cooling better as well, but I've always found that regular changes with non synthetic does fine for an engine. The key is regular changes - every 3000 miles.
There is no arguing against synthetic, don't get me wrong, just curious why you changed. The V8 comes with Mobil 1 in it, but the V6 does not, does it ?
i can have the car on jackstands in about a minute.
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I can drive in the garage and be on the ramps, making it a 'non task' altogether .
To each his own, if you like jacks, that's your call, at least your doing it yourself .

Thanks for info on oil. I wasn't aware of V6 with synthetic, only V8. Guess that answers that.
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