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Thread: Oil Change
11-06-2009, 02:41 AM #1
hey whats up? i know long time ... Life has been really complicated atm ...
Im doing my own oil change tomorrow ... first I have done it in about 5 years ...
is it easier if I jack my truck up or no?
ps. any hints on how to loosen up the drain plug2000 GMC Sierra Ext. Cab 5.3L
11-06-2009, 04:02 AM #2
I usually jack the front up just a couple of pumps... Since the darin plag is on the back side of the oil pan (well, that's where it is on my Av...). My drain plug has never been hard to remove on any of my vehicles... The filter on the other hand, they can be a PITA...
Tim a.k.a. Da' Boulder
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11-06-2009, 11:28 AM #3
11-06-2009, 11:36 AM #4
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When loosening a tight fastener it is always a good idea to give it a tap or two with something metal to break up any corrosion/binding. Wouldn't expect to find that on an oil drain plug of course.
Another trick is to give your wrench a sharp rap with a hammer. Make sure you preload the wrench so you aren't rounding off the nut/bolt. This is a poor mans impact wrench.The sharp rap will generate very high peak torque.
11-06-2009, 07:04 PM #5
K thanks for the info ... I changed it and everything went fine... I didnt end up jacking up the truck either...
Anyone know how to reset the oil change light?
11-06-2009, 07:32 PM #6
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