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Old 09-08-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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Oil Capacity

new guy here. I just bought a 2011 2SS/RS M6. I just went to the dealer Saturday to get an oil change and it was $102. They had it on the invoice that they put 8 Quarts of oil in the car. Is that right? How much oil should it hold?
A friend of mine has a 2014 Corvette ans he says his car takes 8 Quarts because it has a dry sump. Is my Camaro the same? Thanks in advance for your input.


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Old 09-08-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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8 quarts is correct, it tells you the same in the owners manual. It is not a dry sump but it does have an oil cooler which adds to its overall volume.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:37 AM   #3
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8 is correct! Cheaper to DIY.
My parents have a SAMS club membership and mobil1 5w30 is $5.80 a quart. thats under $50 for all the oil needed. Throw in a filter for $12 and thats how I save.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:38 AM   #4
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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Eight is correct. My old LS1 only took six with a truck filter.

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Old 09-08-2014, 09:54 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like next time I do it myself.


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Old 09-08-2014, 11:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like next time I do it myself.


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My dealer will let me provide the oil and they supply the filter and labor for $10 and let me watch them do it. See if your dealer has a similar deal. 5 qt jug of Mobil1 at Wally World is about $26
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:43 AM   #8
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My dealer will let me provide the oil and they supply the filter and labor for $10 and let me watch them do it. See if your dealer has a similar deal. 5 qt jug of Mobil1 at Wally World is about $26
Same as me, I bring in my Amsoil and $15 later I am done.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:51 AM   #9
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Yep, like Zed commented, Wal Mart usually has good deals on oil but can't find a good filter there.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:03 PM   #10
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Yep, like Zed commented, Wal Mart usually has good deals on oil but can't find a good filter there.
The walmarts around here have the correct AC-Delco for around $4.I wouldnt use any Fram stuff though.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:22 PM   #11
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We but mobile 1 at SAms club as well for the wife's car and it's about $25 for 6 qts last time we were there. Pushing right up there near 100 for my car when oil I use for all my upgrades
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:00 PM   #12
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A friend of mine has a 2014 Corvette ans he says his car takes 8 Quarts because it has a dry sump.


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Pretty sure the C7 with Z51 package takes more than 8 quarts.

Edit: the C7 w/Z51 takes 9.8 quarts.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:05 PM   #13
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We but mobile 1 at SAms club as well for the wife's car and it's about $25 for 6 qts last time we were there. Pushing right up there near 100 for my car when oil I use for all my upgrades


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Old 09-09-2014, 03:13 PM   #14
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And just as an FYI- These engines, in particular the L99 like to run a bit low. I fill to 7.5qts, some on here go as low a 7qts.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:36 PM   #15
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Pretty sure the C7 with Z51 package takes more than 8 quarts.

Edit: the C7 w/Z51 takes 9.8 quarts.
Just going by what my friend told me during our dicussion. I don't claim to be a Corvette or Camaro expert. If I was I probably wouldn't come to this forum for information.

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Old 09-10-2014, 11:30 PM   #16
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Mobil 1 synthetic on sale..with a Mobil 1 filter for $31.95. Bought all they had. Enough for 6 oil changes plus 3 extra filters for $260.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:22 PM   #17
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And just as an FYI- These engines, in particular the L99 like to run a bit low. I fill to 7.5qts, some on here go as low a 7qts.
I wonder what the GM engineers would think about this!!!!

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