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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, V oil change in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I have changed the oil on my previous car many times. (impala SS) I have not however, done it on ...
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    V oil change

    I have changed the oil on my previous car many times. (impala SS) I have not however, done it on a LS6. This may sound like a newbie question, but can someone post the quick step by step on a V oil change? Do you need a special tool to remove the drain plug? (I thought I heard that somewhere).



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    Re: V oil change

    Did my 2nd change today. No special tools required, basic box wrenches and oil filter grabber tool would be good.

    You will need 7* quarts of your favorite flavor of oil.
    Delco PF-46 Filter
    Drain plug (rubber) washer (if you need the part# for this I can go look it up)

    1. Open hood, and open engine oil filler cap, raise car (prefer warm to hot oil).
    2. Using a box wrench (no I don't even recall what size), open the oil drain plug, allow all the oil to drain into a proper oil recyling container.
    3. Remove filter (may require some basic oil filter removal tool) - beware more oil coming out here.
    4. Replace with fresh filter with the top O ring oiled sufficently. Tighten.
    5. Clean off metal shavings from oil drain plug and replace rubber washer
    6. Reinstall Drain plug - tight.
    7. Clean off any oil that has splashed/spilled or otherwise come into contact with the underbody, oil pan or floor.
    8. Lower car and pour in 5 OR 6 quarts of oil. Try not to spill any.
    9. Start the car, while monitoring oil pressure in the DIC. You should see an oil warning, since for a few moments there is not enough oil in circulation. This should go away in a few seconds. Shut off the car.
    10. Check oil level and add to full if necessary. Mine took about 6.25 quarts. Replace filler cap, close hood.
    11. Reset Oil life in NAV/DIC by (with car running) going to INFO>Oil Life>RESET (Press and HOLD until XXX turns to 100%)
    12. DRIVE, Enjoy, DRIVE, Enjoy, DRIVE, Enjoy

    YMMV - Use at your own risk I'm not a Tim Taylor but I can play one on TV.

    *No it doesn't take 7 quarts....just takes a bit more than 6 so you need 7 bottles to obtain the proper result (or use the leftover bottle from the last change )

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