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    ArmyJoe is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: How to change your own oil (with pictures)

    I would be concerned about hitting and damaging something inside the crankcase such as a sensor, switch or such, with the extraction tube, unless I knew for certain that it was clear.
    Quote Originally Posted by MoFex View Post
    Roger

    this is not a matter of oil temperature. I was unable to push the tube deep enough.


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    I changed mine for the first time at 3500 mi, even tho the oil life said 57% remaining. My perception is that during new engine break-in, the oil becomes more contaminated with break-in particles, and thus should be changed sooner. After first time, I will rely on oil life indicator.

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    Interesting idea to change the filter w/o the oil. The CTS filter cartridge setup allows to do that. Thanks.

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    Yes, and when I refill with exactly 6 quarts after completely draining crankcase and oil filter container, my dipstick shows about 1/3 qt. low.

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