Tighten the bolt with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench by turning it clockwise to just past hand tight or about 10 ft-lbs 14 Nm of torque. It appears Chevrolet wants you to just drain the oil on to the belly pan and let it run out of that little hole. Note: I am not a registered charity. Raise the car with a jack, and support it with jack stands. Lower the car from the jack stands using the floor jack. This doesn't have to be the case where you waste an entire day trying to get your vehicle serviced! I've read there is an actual tool made to make this easier? If necessary, slowly pour in more oil and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick until it reaches at or just below the top of the cross hatched area. It is jam packed with extra engine protection, which allows you to go up to 12,000-miles or one year, whichever comes first, between oil changes! I want to follow the mileage.
It's not leaking, but I need to head to Chevy and see if the o-ring itself is replaceable or what. Also after closely comparing it to the Delco filter the material and pleating seemed to be good. I have a very low profile jack, and still it wasnt enough. It's also a good idea to check the level on the dipstick during the next few days. Spread out the newspapers below the silver metal oil pan to help catch any drips.
Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and allow it to drain out more quickly. Also, for oil changes, I find that for me, going to meineke in town works well. Worked perfectly as our ford focus was in need of one at the time as well. Switch over to Amsoil and not worry about changing your oil for a year while you protect your engine from stress and extreme temperatures! Our shops are open late and on weekends too. Remove and responsibly dispose of the used filter off the cap.
Place an appropriate container below the oil pan drain, and remove the 10mm bolt. I also prefer to run the car a little before the change and then drain, but this is all up to you. But i try not to let it get past 4k miles in between oil changes. Also that provides good access to remove the belly shield, and keeps vehicle level to add and check oil level before putting it back down. Loosen the oil drain bolt by turning it counter clockwise with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench. Remove the old rubber o-ring from the top of the threads on the oil filter cap by gently prying it off with your finger nail or a small flathead screwdriver.
Once again I have the area I'm going to remove outlined with red. Very nice presentation; A lot of time and effort went into sharing this information with fellow forum members. The only concern I have are the little dinky 2 torx screws giving out after multiple removals. Extreme heat protection, prevents wear on your vehicle's engine and less visits to the mechanic to change your oil. I then supported the car with a pair of jack stands on the lower control arms. In above, I'm pointing to the cartridge style oil filter cap with my black metal floor jack handle bar.
Press the menu button on the turn signal stalk until you see the percentage. Place the used oil catch container just below the oil drain bolt. Donations are not tax deductible. This is always confused me. If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal.
I live in a colder climate and prefer a 0w. Please keep in mind my methods might differ from yours, this isn't meant to be definitive or anything. Interesting to see that the oil filter is like the Cobalt and the belly pan reminds me of the Honda that I just sold. This is a bit messy for my tastes, so I opted to remove the belly pan. No more making appointments at the dealership or wasting time on your precious weekend! The oil pan drain is obstructed by the belly pan under the engine. Be sure to record the oil change in your service records. Use your best judgement here.
Be careful when you remove the drain bolt since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed up the engine in the first step. Raise the hood, and loosen the oil cap circled in red. It's pretty safe to follow especially if you have the 1. I figured I'd document it and take photos. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. I'm all for what the belly pan represents, helping smooth out the airflow for the best economy and I wonder if the cutout would catch a slight bit more. Get the best oil type for your 2014 Chevrolet Sonic when you visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Once you're happy the engine has cycled enough oil, plug this back in and press the orange tab back in. Spin out the drain bolt by hand and set it aside in a safe place. I'm not here to tell people what to do, but some of you may be wasting money or simply just doing the wrong things. Not to drag on but. Save money and protect your engine! Once the oil has stopped draining, replace the bolt and torque it to 14nm or 125~ in.