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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, 3.6L Oil Change Pictoral in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; I did this a month ago or so. Took literally 15 minutes for everything, and 5-10 minutes for the oil ...
  1. #91
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    agp is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): Ex-CTS owner
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    SE Michigan

    Re: 3.6L Oil Change Pictoral

    I did this a month ago or so. Took literally 15 minutes for everything, and 5-10 minutes for the oil to drain. Great tutorial!

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    aideneverett is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 3.6L ~Black Mamba~
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    Re: 3.6L Oil Change Pictoral

    I just got done completing my first oil change myself. It is very easy and clean job. This was a great thread.

    The hardest part was getting the damn oil drain plug off. Yup, some ass most of put it on with air wrench or something, cause it was a biatch to get off, and I'm an amateur bodybuilder from my military days, too. F' me it was hard! I almost gave up. I did not have a torque wrench but it seems both bolts have a hard lock on them, as pointed out by fellow member here, so you really cannot go too hard on it by hand..

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    neurotictim is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2006 STS-V mostly stock
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    Virginia Beach, VA

    Re: 3.6L Oil Change Pictoral

    Just did my first oil change following the instructions, and it was a snap, aside from the dealership over-torquing both drain plug and oil filter cap - took some REAL elbow grease to get them out. Used 6 quarts of Mobil 1 5W-30 and a Fram Tough Guard filter, total cost was about $40.

    Drained about 5.5 quarts, so I guess my consumption rate is pretty good for this car. Thanks for the DIY, taking any guesswork out of the process.

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    billyarbco is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2006 CTS
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    Re: 3.6L Oil Change Pictoral

    I've got a 2006 cts 3.6L Question Once the Filter Cap is off and you replaced with new filter, I picked Fram TG8765, do you add any oil to the canister? I've only changed oil on cup filters and always filled to the top then screwed on.

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    Kingoftypos is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 06 CTS Sport/Luxury package
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    Ledyard, CT
    I never filled an oil filter before, even on the traditional filters.

    I only lubed the rubber mating surfaces.


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    blackpanther is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 3.6L Oil Change Pictoral

    Did you loosen up the oil cap with the righty tightly or was it vise versa?

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