I did the first oik change on my 2008 1500 4wd ext cab 5.3L Silverado LTZ yesterday. I hadn't done my own oil changes on my past two Silverado ext cabs, mainly do to lack of time, or the weather was bad and the trucks wouldn't fit in what's supposed to be a garage. It was a nice day yesterday and I was really looking forward to doing this. I ran the truck up on some ramps, got under and found where the filter and drain plug was, and started into it. The first thing I noticed was the drain plug was on the side of the oil pan, so I adjusted the placement of my oil pan off to the side more. I didn't adjust it enough. When I removed the plug, the oil shot out over the pan and out beyond the side of the truck! I have never seen oil come out of any of past vehicles with the force this oil did. It was like it was under pressure, rather than gravity. I know the oil is thiner than what used to be and that it has 6 qts rather that 4 or 5 qts, but is this normal?? One possibility is that I had the front end up too much, rather than just sliding under the truck while it's flat on the ground. Has anyone else experienced this?