Oil Change

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by iPublicEnemy47, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. iPublicEnemy47

    iPublicEnemy47 Rockstar 100 Posts

    hey whats up? i know long time ... Life has been really complicated atm ...

    but anyways...

    Im doing my own oil change tomorrow ... first I have done it in about 5 years ... :gasp:

    is it easier if I jack my truck up or no?

    ps. any hints on how to loosen up the drain plug
  2. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    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...
  3. iPublicEnemy47

    iPublicEnemy47 Rockstar 100 Posts

    ok thanks man
  4. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.

  5. iPublicEnemy47

    iPublicEnemy47 Rockstar 100 Posts

    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?

    99'HEARTBEAT MODERATOR Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    To reset the Changed Oil light,turn the key to the on Position With out Starting the motor on,and step on the Gas Pedal 3 times to the floor,I think inside of 10 seconds.The DIC will flash a few times went you are done.
  7. iPublicEnemy47

    iPublicEnemy47 Rockstar 100 Posts

    thanks man it work perfect

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