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Old 08-21-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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Where are you going for your 1st oil change?

I know some of you out there are doing it yourself, but what about the other guys? Are you taking it back to the dealership or a local oil change place? I have had mine for about 3 months now but I have only put about 1500 miles on it. It is time to change. Just asking
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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I took mine to the dealership at 2000 miles. Just wanted them to do a once over and had an issue with the passenger side sharkfin speaker to deal with... I may use them again for the second change, but after that will probably do it myself.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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Myself personally, I go to the dealer ... They know what to use, and you don't have to worry about disposing of the oil and you will have a good record of maintenance....
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
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I took mine to the dealer @ 1500miles for the switch over to Mobil 1. Took freaking forever because mine was the first Camaro they had ever had come into the service department for anything other than applying stripes. No joy riding was done but it sat up on the rack for a while as a bunch of the guys looked it over.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:34 PM   #5
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the dealer if i get the coupon book they told me about free change .
after that mobile 1 syn. for the rest of her life.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:36 PM   #6
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Does anyone not know how to do their own oil anymore? Give your vehicle some good stuff, not the crap the deal puts in it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:36 PM   #7
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In my driveway :-) I'll put regular oil in as soon as I get home (500 mile trip) and then @1500 put in the RP oil...
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:36 PM   #8
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:39 PM   #9
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:43 PM   #10
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Does anyone not know how to do their own oil anymore? Give your vehicle some good stuff, not the crap the deal puts in it.
I live in an apt. not alowed to do any work on your car here. like an oil change.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #11
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My house...Pennzoil Platinum, Mobil1 filter, reset oil life monitor, keep reciepts for oil.

The fallacy of dealers or GM voiding your warranty for doing your own oil changes is ludicrous.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:49 PM   #12
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Thanks for the quick responses.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:59 PM   #13
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my dealer told me "no free oil change for ss" so i'm doing it myself
-mobil 1 oil
-mobil 1 filter
-low profile floor jack
-jack stands
-creeper
-oil catcher

wish me luck
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:13 PM   #14
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I already ordered 2 K&N oil filters, and the RP oil. I will use regular oil for the 2nd break in oil, Then the expensive RP synthetic oil..otherwise, got all the other stuff ready to go! Now just need the damn car!!
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #15
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Dealership. They use Mobil 1 Synthetic. It's what the engineers at GM recommend. Plus the peace of mind that they will have all my service records in the event of warranty issues.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:59 PM   #16
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The dealer [Monday morning]. They can also hook your car up and download all updates that are available for your car [free].
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:02 PM   #17
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I went to the Dealer at 750 miles, because i have a 1500 mile trip to take and did not want to wait until 2250 miles for first change.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #18
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Did the first one myself. Will have the dealer do the next few because they are free for a year. Then I'll go back to the drive way. On the V6 this is one of the easiest things to do considering the filter is on the top of the engine.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #19
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I will be doing mine myself, however if I wasn't going to I would definately take it to the dealer not some Jiffy lube or other b.s place. If you personally knew a guy who had his own little shop and was reliable maybe but you still gotta be careful who you let do work on this car since it's so new no one knows anything about them right now except specially trained auto mech.s .
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:40 AM   #20
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Mine will be done in my garage. Mobil 1 synthetic oil and PureOne micro oil filter. I use these in all of my vehicles and the engines last forever.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:15 AM   #21
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:01 PM   #22
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Walmart. Tech 2000 and a fram installed by a guy that looks like Lurch should do fine.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:25 PM   #23
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dealer free I've layed under my car enough time to let others do it
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:29 PM   #24
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Walmart. Tech 2000 and a fram installed by a guy that looks like Lurch should do fine.

I like the sarcasm, you'll fit in well here
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:37 PM   #25
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1st one was done at the dealer as it was free. 1500 miles.

Will also do the remaining at the dealer, however I will purchase the Mobile 1 at Wal-Mart. Much cheaper than what the dealer charges for the same oil.

Although the filter is easy to get to I've laid under too many cars at this point in my life to keep doing it if I don't have to, LOL!

The charge at my dealer for this car, Oil, Filter & labor was $104.00.
They charge almost twice what Wal-Mart wants for the Mobile 1.

Keep in mind the V8 holds a little more than 8 Qts!
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