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Arrow Oil Change (With Pictures)

What you will need:

1 1/4" socket (1/2" drive)
6-10" socket extension (at least 6", but a 10" makes it a LOT easier)
15mm socket
10mm socket
Oil pan
Ramps or Jack Stands
6-7 quarts Mobil 1 Full-Synthetic 5W-30 oil (or your preferred brand)
Oil Filter is Your Choice. Here are the various pa


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97cavy22 on 01-21-2008, 10:13 AM
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But who drives only 5K in one year though??? lol

me, it's not a daily driver, and i changed the oil twice in that year, every 6 months, so it's always clean lol.


i also use the ac delco filter, it's like 5.88 from my dealer or something like that, it's cheaper than the fram's and shit at pep boys. And castrol syntec oil.
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pclear9061 on 04-11-2008, 10:01 PM
i go until the light kicks on and thats about 7 k or so for me .... ive been poor lately and i just finally got to change my oil at 16,000 miles later .... i know tisk tisk but i just got 12 quarts of oil and two filters for mine and the wifes car (04 rl and 03 vue) and it only cost me $70 instead of going to the dealer just for my car for $107

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WE0H on 04-15-2008, 09:01 AM
2 years & 10k miles on my car. Not daily driven, no winters. I click my filter's into the cap then slide that down as I have see our Cavalier come from a dealer oil change with the filter not clicked into the cap and the filter was squished a bit. I won't let that happen to my RL ever

Mike
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BigBrother on 05-23-2008, 01:15 AM
AWESOME write-up, thanks a ton for the effort. I was dreading my first oil change, as I knew what was involved but hadn't done it myself before. This made it a LOT easier.

Getting the filter out = a bit more of a PITA than the write-up led me to believe, lol. Even with the coolant neck moved down, it's just a BITCH to get my hands and the cap/filter around in there. It's not so much the blower as all the wire loom under there. Grr.

I used an STP filter 'cuz the dealerships were closed and it was that or Fram, I figured no difference. They were having a sale on Penzoil Platinum full synthetic, thought I'd give it a shot for the almost $2 a quart difference over Mobile 1, we'll see.

Asshats who dod the last change air gunned the fucking drain plug on, took an 18 inch bar and me doing pull-ups on it under the car to get it loose, lol. I swear every dealership and/or service place that's touched this car before I got it and sice has fucked something up.

Assuming it was changed at the dealer that took it in (couldn't say for sure), this oil was almost exactly 4500 miles old when the change oil indicator dinged. Based on it's appearance, I wouldn't say for sure that they changed it, though, lol. I've seen 5k old conventional oil that looked better than this supposedly 4500k mile full synthetic.

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txswoldier on 11-06-2008, 01:36 PM
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jeepinbanditrider on 11-06-2008, 02:55 PM
If you are worried about the filter you can easily change it without changing the oil. The way our filters are positioned you can change the filter with little to no loss of oil.

The only way to tell if it's "dirty" for sure is to do oil analysis bottom line. There is no other way around it.
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The05BlueRedlineGuy on 11-08-2008, 11:34 PM
Ok guys, dont bash me for this but from my understanding our cars automatically detects when the oil needs to be changed by the # of piston revolutions. Again dont bash me this is what i was told by the guy at the saturn dealership. when i asked (because i take mine in every time the "change oil" comes on in the info center) why it comes on at a different mileage every time?
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daythecountrydied21 on 11-08-2008, 11:42 PM
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Ok guys, dont bash me for this but from my understanding our cars automatically detects when the oil needs to be changed by the # of piston revolutions. Again dont bash me this is what i was told by the guy at the saturn dealership. when i asked (because i take mine in every time the "change oil" comes on in the info center) why it comes on at a different mileage every time?
don't quote me on it but im pretty sure that it does various calculations not only (if even) including the piston revolutions. different conditions, different habits,all factors i suppose.
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snobrdrdan on 11-17-2008, 08:42 PM
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don't quote me on it but im pretty sure that it does various calculations not only (if even) including the piston revolutions. different conditions, different habits,all factors i suppose.

Yup....depends on how you drive the car & the conditions
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richusmc on 01-29-2009, 09:45 PM
First of all if you can't change your oil its really not that hard. Second an oil filter is an oil filter stop bitching about brands I promise they are all basicly the same. I have been working on cars for years and I have picked up some tricks, If you take your oil cap off before you pull your drain plug the oil drains faster and there will be less old oil in the crank when it looks like its done because its not making a vacuum anymore. You do not need to let the car run for a full minute before you pull your dipstick only long enough to build up some oil preasure 10 seconds should be plenty of time. I am putting this up because I am trying to help people If anyone here feels the need to flame me for any reason kiss my ASE certified butt.
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