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Old 09-26-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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1SS V-6 OIL PLUG LOCATION ?

Sorry for the novice question but which one is the oil plug under the 1SS Camaro. Is it the one facing the ground or the one facing horizontally. The one facing the ground is about 15 cm back of the one facing horizontally. The one facing horizontally is the one located right beneath the oil filter. Also what size socket is used on the oil filter housing. I'm assuming the socket plus an extension since the cover is the way. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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The V6 motor has a 15mm drain plug that faces the passenger wheel. I used a 15/16 - 6 point socket for the filter cartridge housing. Im assuming you mean LS
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:39 PM   #6
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Sorry for the novice question but which one is the oil plug under the 1SS Camaro. Is it the one facing the ground or the one facing horizontally. The one facing the ground is about 15 cm back of the one facing horizontally. The one facing horizontally is the one located right beneath the oil filter. Also what size socket is used on the oil filter housing. I'm assuming the socket plus an extension since the cover is the way. Any help would be appreciated.
DO NOT... I REPEAT DO NOT REMOVE THE PLUG FACING THE GROUND!!!!!!


It's imperative that you don't so that... that's the transmission fluid. I did it and had to have my car taken by rollback to have the tranny fluid put back in. It's a sealed transmission and the fluid has to be added from underneath while it's sitting on level ground. Impossible to do.

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Old 09-26-2009, 05:44 PM   #7
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I'm sorry, I meant ILT, must have been instinct to write SS. OK, Dew, I took the bolt facing the front passenger wheel. I just did it about 2 hours ago, you know what, be careful because the oil gushes a couple feet and than creeps back to the where the bolt is located. I had it on a hydarulic lift so next time i am going to use two oil pans. I used a crescent wrench for the filter housing but i stripped just a tad bit, it'll still fit a socket. So did you use an extension with that socket? If you did, did it come in contact with the engine cover?
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:50 PM   #8
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I'm sorry, I meant ILT, must have been instinct to write SS. OK, Dew, I took the bolt facing the front passenger wheel. I just did it about 2 hours ago, you know what, be careful because the oil gushes a couple feet and than creeps back to the where the bolt is located. I had it on a hydarulic lift so next time i am going to use two oil pans. I used a crescent wrench for the filter housing but i stripped just a tad bit, it'll still fit a socket. So did you use an extension with that socket? If you did, did it come in contact with the engine cover?
Whew, had me worried there for a sec. Seriously, that was a real PITA lol. You could replace the tranny fluid on a lift, I was on ramps.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:33 PM   #9
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does any one have a picture of the plug location?
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:23 PM   #10
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I see disaster happening. You spent good money for your car and you want to take a chance on a $30 oil change. If you don't know the difference between the engine oil pan and trans oil pan, DON'T TOUCH IT! Let someone do it for you properly and you'll have piece of mind.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:24 PM   #11
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Next question will probably be -- "Where and how much oil do I put in it?"
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:31 PM   #12
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Not to pick on you but, do you do your own house electrical too without experience?
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:39 PM   #13
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canadian ss Thank You so much for all your help!!!!!!!!!!!
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For those of you who are novices, this link is a good thread on oil changes - worth reading through. There is a picture of the oil plug location, but it's a pic of the V8. There are some good pics of the V6 filter on page 3, post #60. I used a 15/16" socket with a 4" extension for the filter cover and had no problems.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:36 PM   #15
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Kept-a-rollin thanks
not that i'm a novice I've been changing my own oil for a long time and that is a good thread. It's just after reading the few horror stories of people getting the wrong plug just wanted to cover all the bases before i crawl under our car!
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Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.



2010 Chevrolet Camaro | Camaro (VIN F) Service Manual | Engine | Engine Mechanical - 2.8L, 3.0L, 3.2L, or 3.6L | Repair Instructions - On Vehicle | Document ID: 2195366
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Engine Oil and Oil Filter Replacement (LLT)
Removal Procedure




•Turn the ignition OFF.
•Remove the front compartment sight shield as necessary.
Note: Use a 6-point socket to remove the oil filter cap.

•Remove the oil filter cap.




Note: It is normal for oil to drain from the oil filter chamber in the oil filter adapter housing. Do NOT replace the oil filter adapter for this condition.

•Remove and discard the oil filter cartridge.
•Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
•Place a suitable drain below the oil pan drain plug.




•Remove the oil pan drain plug.
•Allow the oil to drain completely.
Installation Procedure
Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.





•Install the oil pan drain plug and NEW O-ring seal and tighten to 20 N·m (15 lb ft).
•Lower the vehicle.




•Install the NEW oil filter cartridge.




Caution: Lubrication must be applied to the threads of the oil filter cap prior to installation. Failure to lubricate the oil filter cap threads can hinder later removal and cause possible oil filter cap damage.

•Lubricate the oil filter cap threads with clean engine oil.




Caution: Proper oil filter cap tightening is mandatory. Failure to tighten the oil filter cap to the proper specification can hinder later removal and cause possible oil filter cap damage.

Note: Use a 6-point socket to install the oil filter cap.

•Install the oil filter cap and tighten to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
•Install the oil fill cap.
•Fill the engine with the appropriate oil type and quantity. Refer to Fluid and Lubricant Recommendations and Approximate Fluid Capacities.
•Install the front compartment sight shield

It will not show the pic of the location, but it is on the right hand side of the pan. The one pointing to the frt right wheel buddy.
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