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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Oil changes in low mileage vehicles in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Have a 2012 coupe with 1000 miles on it, purchased in spring. Would you be all worried about an oil ...
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    Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Have a 2012 coupe with 1000 miles on it, purchased in spring.

    Would you be all worried about an oil change now before winter storage?

    By the way, trying getting an oil change at a chevy dealer is a pain in the dick in my opinion.

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Change it at least once a year. I wouldn't worry about letting it sit with old oil, but when you want to pull it out of storage I would definitely recommend changing it.

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Thanks. I'd really like to get it changed but am crunched for time and it's going on lock down next week. Tried to schedule an appointment for an oil change (Lame) at two chevy dealers.

    One had no appointments for an oil change (still lame) until next week and the local chevy dealers "service manager!" swore to me that the car took eight quarts of oil so it would be more expensive. I chuckled and said thank you bye.

    Good grief. 8 quarts of oil....lol

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    I don't think it even takes 8 qts after a flush.

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by smackdownCTSV View Post
    I don't think it even takes 8 qts after a flush.
    It takes exactly 6.

    Some LS engines take 8+ quarts of oil. The LSA is not one of those however.

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Yeah. Dry sumps do.

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabretti View Post
    Yeah. Dry sumps do.
    The L76 and LS3 in the G8 GT and Camaro both have 8+ quart wet sumps.
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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    You don't need to change the oil. I don't even think you need to change it when you get the car out in the spring.

    You might wanna try to drive the car more though lol!

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Cabretti, I'm sorry to hear that you've been having any oil change frustrations! If you would ever like me to investigate further for you and contact your dealer on your behalf, send me an email anytime at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Oh Katie it's not that big a deal. More like I am impatient. I do wish they had a drive through quicker service for basics though but understand the logistics and hassles making that happen.

    Thank you very much though.


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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    I think at 1000 miles the car is not yet broken in. Anyone know what is in the initial fill? My guess is to be safe get the 1500 miles for break in before you change the oil @ 1 yr. (I think I remember that is the break in mileage on our '10, so please forgive me if I'm off.)

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    If time is a factor, then try a quick lube shop.

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    I'll go against the flow here and say the opposite. I'd want clean, fresh oil sitting all winter as opposed to dirty used oil with contaminants in there. Not to mention the crud will settle even more, and be harder to drain out initially after start-up. I wouldn't bother with a filter either until the oil life indicator says so. Warm up for an hour, dump the oil, and refill with 6 new quarts.

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo View Post
    I'll go against the flow here and say the opposite. I'd want clean, fresh oil sitting all winter as opposed to dirty used oil with contaminants in there. Not to mention the crud will settle even more, and be harder to drain out initially after start-up. I wouldn't bother with a filter either until the oil life indicator says so. Warm up for an hour, dump the oil, and refill with 6 new quarts.
    That's what I was thinking too, change it before letting it sit. While it's in the air I would change the filter, they're cheap.

    If anyone wants to see what your oil filters look like on the inside, I cut a bunch of them up last week for the corvette forum. AC PF48, UPF48R, Mobil 1 M-113, K&N HP-1017, NAPA Gold & Platinum, Purolator PureOne PL12222, Fram Toughguard (biggest POS out there) and I have an Amsoil filter coming soon. The first cuts start at post # 22.

    http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...vs-upf48r.html

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    Re: Oil changes in low mileage vehicles

    ^ I saw a good comparison on youtube a couple years ago but can't find it anymore.

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