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Old 10-10-2009, 12:55 PM
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i had a small problem with getting the bolt off.. but it might have been that i'm weak.. lol bc my bf came over and got it right off..
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Does anyone know how many quarts the LNF takes??
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:51 PM
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08-09 LNF takes 5 qt w/ filter change, GM 4718M spec-oil (M1 5W-30/0W-30). Read the manual
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thanks i was gunna do that anyway before changing but quick responses are always accepted lol
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Angry That bolt was a PITA !

The drain bolt, that is - I don't know if the dealer dude aped it on, or did not lube the threads/seal, or both, but it was a struggle.

The cartridge cap is a bit of a bugger to get to - not a straight shot w/ a long extension like on your LSJ, but a 1/2" wobble connected directly to the socket ( $ 2.99 - the socket,that is , lifetime warranty from Northern Tool ) did the trick.

I did not jack it up, or dig out the car ramps ( that are of the garage is a mess ! ) so instead drove the front wheels up on some boards.

That gave just enough room to slink under there, and not quite enough to really get on the ratchet good to get the plug out.

It is back on snug, but not crazy tight.

Advanced Auto stocks the AC Delco filter - PF457G, IIRC, and Wally World had Pennz. Platinum on sale for $ 19.00 for the 5 quart jug.

It is rated for GM4718M !

Thanks for the write up !

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can i use castrol synthetic oil 5W-30?? in my 2.0 SS/SC
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This write up was a very good one. Not too much writing and straight to the point. Straight forward on the pictures too. 10/10
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can i use castrol synthetic oil 5W-30?? in my 2.0 SS/SC
Yes. As long as its synthetic your fine.
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http://www.amazon.com/Purolator-PL15...0058918&sr=8-1

PureONE PL15436 for $13.20 (pack of 2) at Amazon. So if you just buy two packs they give you free shipping because it's over $25 and you've got filters for a year.
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Advance Auto's price for the PF457G was well below even bulk Internet filter pricing.
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Originally Posted by metroplex View Post
Advance Auto's price for the PF457G was well below even bulk Internet filter pricing.
They were charging 9 something at AAP for the PureONE. I've never used AC Delco but PureONE's have always been in my cars whether this one or the Monte before this.
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I would use the AC Delco because that's the OEM filter. i stick with OEM filters for all of my cars.
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my oil filter cap is kinda fucked up now since the other times i have changed it and not use a socket lol anyone know where i can get another one
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my oil filter cap is kinda fucked up now since the other times i have changed it and not use a socket lol anyone know where i can get another one
Certainly not at the dealer.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:06 PM
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Certainly not at the dealer.
than where
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I think that was sarcasm...
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def sarcasm
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I just did mine yesterday,
BTW: The drain plug is 15mm
I didnt have 1 1/4 inch socet so I used
my 32mm socket. wich worked fine.

Originally Posted by Slobalt09 View Post
actually I'm pretty sure the filter socket is a 32mm but 1 1/4 works too.
Yup I got lucky. I dont have a 1 1/4 inch, but I had my 32mm socket left over from my old SHadow, as the front axel nuts were 32mm.

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Oil Life Monitor Percentage.

The PCM calibrates that percentage based on upon your driving it doesn't necessarily mean that the oild needs to be change . You can still go by the 3000 Mile Rule. That percentage just means your driving too hard. I do understand that boost is addicting so no worries. I dont even pay attention to that gauge anymore.
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The PCM calibrates that percentage based on upon your driving it doesn't necessarily mean that the oild needs to be change . You can still go by the 3000 Mile Rule. That percentage just means your driving too hard. I do understand that boost is addicting so no worries. I dont even pay attention to that gauge anymore.
its not just your driving that it takes into effect. it also calculates things like coolant temperature, throttle position, how often you drive...

you can go by the oil life monitor, it won't hurt anything but at the same time if the oil life monitor does say you need an oil change, you should still do an oil change at minimum 2 times a year (only if the oil life monitor doesn't say you need one)
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How do i reset the oil life monitor?
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How do i reset the oil life monitor?
Flip your DIC to the oil life percentage. Turn the key to accessory. Push the gas pedal to the floor 3 times.
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nice thread very helpful
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Well my update after running 10k miles on Mobil 1 0W-30

Purolator filter, I felt 10k was certainly too much...I should have changed it inbetween but at a certain point I was committed.

Picked up 2 WIX filters yesterday for about 7 bucks each, so I HAVE the filter for a change inbetween this time. Back to Mobil 0-30.

Oil was dark but I wouldn't say it was a clear overdoing of it. Going to go 5000 and 5000 this time.

Note, stock 2.2L with no mods.

Replaced cabin air filter as well since i was at 40,000 miles. Air filter was done 2-3000 miles ago
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