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Cadillac ELR Forum (2014-2016) Discussion, Oil Change in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I'm gonna try and change the oil in this bugger. Is there anything I should know? Is it any different ...
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    DialM4Speed is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Oil Change

    I'm gonna try and change the oil in this bugger. Is there anything I should know? Is it any different than changing oil in a regular car?

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    reciprocity is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    It’s very, very low. To the point that you’ll have difficulty getting it up even Race Ramps. Other than that, it’s straightforward. Be sure to reset your oil life monitor.

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    Re: Oil Change

    Easy to get to filter and pan bolt. Note that it is REALLY easy to strip the head on the pan bolt, use your best fitting 6 pt on it. If you round it, just get it out with vise grips, and put a new one in. I know GM went to that little 10mm head to stop over torquing, but it just creates a new problem of easily rounded nut.

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    1415CTS is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Oil Change

    Thank you, I wondered about this as well. I suppose though if you are just running the elec than there is no need for an oil change every 5k on synthetic? Is that correct?
    Also it's always a good idea, (at least I did) to replace their pan bolt with a magnetic one. I did it with my old Corvettes. I'm really anal though. I do not own one of these yet. I'm just going to post a WTB.

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