Tom01SC2 said:Nope, I've only had the car since last Thursday. I know the oil filter is a pain in the ass. But I got my first two oil changes on the dealer...
I have some really good buddy's at the dealer, and they still aren't sure about the maintenance. They're still trying to figure it out for me, but from what I've been told GM is once again dragging their feet for Satty owners...JPK said:According to the owner's manual, the computer will tell you when it's time to change the oil based on driving conditions and whatnot. It mentioned that you could go for a year without the CHG OIL message, however, you SHOULD change the oil at least once a year.
They told me at the dealer it was every 3K or 3 months but that's not what the manual says.
I have to go to the dealership tomorrow. I found my tranny leaking a little bit of fluid.
I'll be sure and ask about that while they are working on my car and let you guys know.
Like I said in another thread, seems like Saturn is GM's redheaded stepchild sometimes.Tom01SC2 said:I have some really good buddy's at the dealer, and they still aren't sure about the maintenance. They're still trying to figure it out for me, but from what I've been told GM is once again dragging their feet for Satty owners...
Yup, I did mention that, lol. But they still run like 100 a pop if you go to the dealer. The reason is they charge like 12 bucks a quart for the synthetic...JPK said:He also told me, as I believe you have said Tom, that you don't have to remove the S/C to take out the filter. It's a "pain in the ass" but it can be done.
So if they don't have to remove the S/C then Oil changes shouldn't cost $100 a pop then. (fingers crossed)
motorheadkev said:if you buy your own oil you are half way there.
you can do it yourself it just takes an hour or so.
DIY cost $35.
Yes, change the oil yourself, it's not very hard, you just have to wiggle out the oil filter element, which is the hardest part of the change.JPK said:But what about the warranty? Do you just need to keep track of reciepts and mileage yourself and the dealership can go off of that? I don't want to have a problem later and them say, "You haven't had the oil changed on this thing in a year."
Gary Perez said:Yes, change the oil yourself, it's not very hard, you just have to wiggle out the oil filter element, which is the hardest part of the change.
The warranty states that you just have to keep a journal of service if you do it yourself, so I would just keep the receipts and most importantly, log the oil change in the back of your owners manual. There is a page specifically for service logging, and it is important to write in the date, service performed, and milage there every time you change the oil.
I'm just using the note pages in the back of the manual to keep a log of maintenance I do myself. I'm also keeping all the reciepts for oil and filters etc.motorheadkev said:where??? all i saw was a notes page???maybe i missed something.
i guess the notes page will work