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Old 03-15-2008, 02:30 AM
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watch out for that hot oil..hahah
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:34 AM
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a little hot oil never hurt nobody. now exhaust piping after a highway trip now that hurts. damn ford taurus. 2 of them in a week when i worked at a quick lube place. both of them off the high way and i burned my wrist on both of them in the exact same spot. not fun
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:48 PM
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ok thanks everyone.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by 2006ArrivalBlueSS View Post
Excellent write up - but I think I'll stick with my dealer who charges $25 CAD with customer supplied oil - and this includes the GM filter and chassis lube if necessary
ya i paid about the same at the dealers.

took it to canadian tire to see what they'd charge just for kicks, and they nearly put 2 cycle engine oil in the car...lol
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:29 PM
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correct me if i am wrong but i need a 32mm or a 1 1/4" socket to get the oil cap off. I found one at sears i think that will fit it. Please let me know if this work.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...%2F4%22+socket
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:42 PM
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Haha, chumps paying big money for this.

I get a full case of RP(90+tax value) and 6 filters for $45(if you are in the area I will see what I can do for ya).
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by CobaltCpe View Post
correct me if i am wrong but i need a 32mm or a 1 1/4" socket to get the oil cap off. I found one at sears i think that will fit it. Please let me know if this work.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...%2F4%22+socket
so does this look like the socket i need.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by CobaltCpe View Post
so does this look like the socket i need.
It'll work, but you'll find the low-profile ones sold by Lisle Tools (and others probably) will fit better since they are shorter.

I got mine off of Ebay but they might be available in parts stores too.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:23 AM
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i got mine at pep boys. you can get them anywhere basically. Im not sure why people are having trouble finding them, ive had mine for like 1 and a half years now
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:28 PM
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mac tools and snap on sell them for about the same price i think i paid 12 or 13 for mine
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:39 PM
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hey everyone i went to napa today and picked up a NAPA Gold 7082 oil filter. Is that a good filter to run my mobil 1 5w30 for 5000 miles or so. I see they had the pureone filter too but is that better or what.
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:12 PM
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i dunno i just use the ACDelco one from the dealer
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:51 PM
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i dunno i just use the ACDelco one from the dealer
yeah but do you run mobil 1.
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:33 PM
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no but thats all my brother and a guy i work with who have the ss/sc run and they haven't had any issues and they run their cars pretty hard
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:51 AM
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how do you reset ur oil %
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:37 PM
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how do you reset ur oil %
Through the DIC. The exact procedure is in the manual.
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:52 PM
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So when i was at the dealer and said i run mobil 1 and i asked what percentage to change it at and he said you can run mobil 1 down to 0% but regular oil you cant for sure. I said well should i just change it at 5k miles and he said you can go more, just check the oil after that. I know i have gone 4500 miles and my oil is clean and still full and it shows 30% oil left so im going to wait a few more weeks before i change mine.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:09 PM
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Nice write up...I would go with Rhino Ramps instead of jack stands...easier and safer.

Also Mobil 1 is good for at least 15,000 miles however the weak link in the oil change game is always the filter.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:45 PM
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i did mine over the weekend on sunday with jack stands and it only took me about a half hour and it was so damm easy. I did mine even after drinking 5 16oz budlights with my neighbor. Easiest oil change ever and i will also do mine now to save the cash for the mobil 1.
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Originally Posted by CobaltCpe View Post
i did mine over the weekend on sunday with jack stands and it only took me about a half hour and it was so damm easy. I did mine even after drinking 5 16oz budlights with my neighbor. Easiest oil change ever and i will also do mine now to save the cash for the mobil 1.
Walmart has Mobil 1 in a 5 quart jug for about $23
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DGOETZ View Post
Walmart has Mobil 1 in a 5 quart jug for about $23
i got it for $22.80. I then got my filter from napa being a wix. Not sure why you even posted that i can get at walmart either.
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If you have long arms, you don't even need to raise the car; just lie alongside it and reach under to get the drain plug. You do need a pretty shallow drain pan however to get under the engine.
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i changed my oil yesterday and i had a hard time getting to the oil filter and then getting it back in!! you have to reach up under the supercharger it was kinda hard!! i have a 05 ss/sc
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Originally Posted by CobaltCpe View Post
Not sure why you even posted that i can get at walmart either.
Just tryin' to help out, in your previous post you stated "now to save the cash for the mobil 1."
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was ngalaxttimmy 7qt a mistype?
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