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Old 08-16-2009, 02:26 PM   #51
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Also, I plan on using Castrol GTX also
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:56 PM   #52
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The reason I asked was because of the location of the drain plug in the pan. It is so rearward on the pan I felt that if the car were tilted forward that some of the oil would be left in the bottom of the pan.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #53
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Agreed, GM's OLM is not calibrated for synthetic. [/url]
Based on the mileage on my car and the percentage of life left on the OLM, if I don't change it early it would be in there for over 10,000 miles. I feel that is way too long for either type of oil. I use synthetic because it gels at a much much lower temperature and doesn't thicken up at the temperatures that are common in my area of the country (west of Rochester NY).
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check out the 1st post. It is much easier and a lot less messy to remove the filter form the top.
I will try it. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:31 AM   #55
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bump, surprisingly one of the easiest oil changes I've ever done
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:57 PM   #56
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Hey Guys,
Did my first change on my 3.6 today and the write up in the beginning of this thread is very good.
I didn't read it until I was finished but I've been working on my own cars for about 48 years and did all the things mentioned in the write up. Here is an interesting note on the filter area. From underneath I noticed an angle piece under the filter itself in the casting. My heart started to beat a little faster because I thought that after about 50 years they made a piece to keep the oil from running out of the filter onto the engine/trans and whatever parts are below it. I was right! The angled piece of material causes the oil to drip vertically without getting on the engine or other parts while removing the filter. What will they think of next to help us do it yourselfers without a rack? This is scary. I like (NAPA or WIX) filters and use them on my Vette, Sierra and Malibu. I switched to synthetic oil about 6 years ago. I used Mobil 1 5W30 for this change and will not change it until the indicator reads about 10% oil life.
The oil the dealer put in was in there for about 6K miles with little or none missing. I don't think they changed the filter. One thing I've learned after many years is no one cares about your money or your vehicles more than you do. I've got 12K miles in 8 months and I'm getting about 24.5 MPG. Haven't checked the gear selector recall yet but plan to. If someone knows where the clip they are talking about can be seen let me know.
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Would this procedure be the same for the 4 banger? My Oil LIfe is at 20% and thinking of doing it myself this time and save some $.
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Would this procedure be the same for the 4 banger? My Oil LIfe is at 20% and thinking of doing it myself this time and save some $.
No the 4 cylinder uses a internal filter that requires a rather big socket. Check out an HHR forum I think it's the same.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:40 PM   #59
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No the 4 cylinder uses a internal filter that requires a rather big socket. Check out an HHR forum I think it's the same.
Thanks, will do.
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I won't do the oil change till, probably, May, but I'd like to have an idea before I try.
Easy? Hard? Tools needed?
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