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Looking at going to synthetic & doing 3,500 mile oil & filter change on V6 AWD myself - has anyone done them & if so are there any tips/tricks, things to watch for?

Also - what volume of oil is needed for the change?

& to get at the drain plug & filter, did you drive the front wheels up on ramps? (& if so, is the drain plug positioned after that such that you can get most of the old oil out??)

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I do all my own oil changes. I did the first one on the Terrain 3 months ago. Nothing out of the ordinary, pretty straight forward. I believe it takes 6 qts.
I use Amsoil 5W-30(GM specs) oil and a Wix 57060 filter or (Amsoil Ea15k50 filter)
I built a couple ramps out of 2) 2x6.
 

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Longwait4Train said:
Looking at going to synthetic & doing 3,500 mile oil & filter change on V6 AWD myself - has anyone done them & if so are there any tips/tricks, things to watch for?

Not really, its a very easy change compared to some vehicles. Enough room to work with.[/color]

Also - what volume of oil is needed for the change?

If changing the filter as well, then 5.7 liters or 6 quarts.[/color]

& to get at the drain plug & filter, did you drive the front wheels up on ramps? (& if so, is the drain plug positioned after that such that you can get most of the old oil out??)

Ramps work well - only need a lift of 3-4 inches, as you can change the oil filter from the top (or bottom), but you can go higher as the drain plug faces the rear for max. drainage.[/color]


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Well, I didn't search very well as there is a "Step by Step' with some pics
at :

Oil Change for V6 - Step by step with pictures
« posted on: January 08, 2011, 11:53:13 PM » by Oracle

In the Engine/Drivetrain section of the Forum.
Thanks to Oracle for taking the trouble to put that up.

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I'm a big believer is oversize filters, anyone using one?

Just got mine-350 miles, and the first oil change is free so I won't be changing my own until fall.

I plan on using Mobil-1 0W-30 and an oversize filter.

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