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    ukmat71 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    oil change help please

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    I think i must be going mad , trying to change the oil but something is telling me somethings not quite right.
    I have been changing oil on my cars for the best part of 30 years but not seen the underside like the srx, wheres the oil pan , im used to a great big black sump.

    oil filter , not a problem , i can see it at the top on the side.

    but the oil drain bolt. i think i found it , but researching not 100% and wondering if the UK models are slightly different to the US ones.

    some posts say this is correct , but some say not this one.

    so can someone tell me if i am looking in the correct place , i think i am but like i said , having a brain lapse and not sure.

    also what type of oil is more suited as my manual does not seem to specify i know its 5w-30 , but fully synthetic or semi-synthetic.

    any help very gratefully received.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmat71
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    I think i must be going mad , trying to change the oil but something is telling me somethings not quite right.
    I have been changing oil on my cars for the best part of 30 years but not seen the underside like the srx, wheres the oil pan , im used to a great big black sump.

    oil filter , not a problem , i can see it at the top on the side.

    but the oil drain bolt. i think i found it , but researching not 100% and wondering if the UK models are slightly different to the US ones.

    some posts say this is correct , but some say not this one.

    so can someone tell me if i am looking in the correct place , i think i am but like i said , having a brain lapse and not sure.

    also what type of oil is more suited as my manual does not seem to specify i know its 5w-30 , but fully synthetic or semi-synthetic.

    any help very gratefully received.
    What year is the car? My srx used to say Mobil 1 full synthetic right on the oil fill cap

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    Re: oil change help please

    2007 3.6 V6

    but just has on the cap 5w-30 , possibly an aftermarket cap

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    Re: oil change help please

    That's the drain plug, and full syn. only.
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    Drain plug is a 15mm

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    Thanks guys for the help. I thought I was correct but just wanted to double check.

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    Re: oil change help please

    If this is your first oil change some have found the oil filter cap to be difficult to unloosen. I recall it takes a 24 mm socket.... 15/16" also works and the torque spec is 18 lb-ft.
    My domestic manual shows to use oil meeting GM4718M specs and having the starburst symbol on the container. I'm not aware of any non-synthetic oil meeting this spec.

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    Re: oil change help please

    I dropped my Talon off at the local speed shop to change the transaxle, t-case and rear diff fluid change to RedLine, anyway I get a call about an hour later asking me what kind of oil I use in the engine lol

    It happens to the best....

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