six speed auto is 6.7 quarts
six speed manual is 4.0 quarts
I have an appt. to have the Oil,trans,rear diff, and coolant changed on Monday. We will see what is up with the levels.
Check for any oil leak associated with TSB 05-06-01-034J
I decided to skip the coolant, and trans check. The Oil I will change on my own. They did not even charge me a dime! I thought I would have at least gotten charged for a half hour labor but nothing... The tech did want to know why I thought it might be leaking/low. I told him that I just spent allot of money on the car and I had heard stories and wanted to be proactive rather find something after damage was done and have to get something replaced.
Adding to the discussion on the OLM, I had four oil samples drawn on my 06 CTS-V which was my daily driver from 06-09. My commute was very short (about 5 miles) and the OLM counted down very quickly due to the startup temp and operating temp degredations mentioned above. Despite using a good oil, I chose to change my oil out at 25% remaining on the OLM. Based on these four samples (oldest Mobil 1 5w30 and most recent three AMSOIL 0w30) that was a slightly over-conservative point to change the oil, but the OLM overall proved to be a good tool to use to change the oil:
Cadillac CTS-V Used Oil Analysis
And although GM has replaced Dexron III with Dexron VI, I'm still a little skeptical of factory fluids. In my tranny (Dexron III) the fluid had sheared low out of grade in just over 10k miles. Dexron VI will almost certainly perform better, but I'm still in the camp that recommends replacing the factory fluids sometime very early in a car's life.
2006 Cadillac CTS-V Used Oil Analysis ATF Transmission Fluid
On the transmission why don't you switch over to the Amsoil synthetic fluid?
so where is the change procedure for the auto tranny fluid? or where to tell if your low or not? My car is going on my lift tonight to change the oil, and I wanna check the tranny fluid level since I think it's slipping...
I know we have it posted somewhere here, but search and google are drawing a blank.
i just bought a used cts-v 2009 sedan and in the morning when i leave for work the rear-end wines when u turn to the left or the right but the sound clears up when u straigten it out...... this is helpfull info....thankx guys
and my boy has an 06 or 07 stock z06 he blew the engine running a lambo they tested the oil to make shur he was runnin mobil1 synthetic...he said they told him if he wasent it was not covered under warranty......not shur if thats going to be the same deal with the cadillac but just sumthin to think about
Try checking the viscosity of the oil by rubbing it in your finger tips. Once you get the hang of it, its really helpful.
The reason to change it in the first 500mi is
--> During the initial stage "run in" machining takes places between the piston and cylinder in small amounts. The machined metal(Scrap) flows through the oil. So it is advisable to change it within the first 700 miles.
A way to check it. Some engines have a metallic drain plug. So the metal parts get attracted to this drain plug. When you check the drain plug between the first and second service you can notice that the first once has more(relatively) metal powder compared to the second one.
This is great information for us new owners. Thanks!