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Chevrolet Equinox, Oil, SUV
#1 of 101 Changing Equinox's Oil
Feb 18, 2007 (12:14 pm)
My husband wants to change the oil in our Equinox for the first time, but the owner's manual tells you if you want to do your own service you need to order another manual. Anyone change their own oil yet? Can you tell me where to find the filter and the plug and any other details that would be helpful. Thanks
#2 of 101 Re: Changing Equinox's Oil [robinv]
Mar 19, 2007 (4:28 pm)
No manual needed. The oil filter is plainly visible in front of the engine block and the drain plug is on the rear of the oil pan. Read the owners manual for resetting the oil life message on the DIC. Google a DIY on oil changes if he has never changed oil before. It is virtually the same process on every vehicle made today. This one is very easy to get to everything.
#3 of 101 I Swithed to Mobile 1 Synthetic Oil
Mar 25, 2007 (12:44 pm)
I switched over at about 14,000 miles.
Engine will run cooler with less engine wear, especially in colder climates.
You can run this oil between 5,000 and 10,000 miles.
My wife drives the Nox so I change it at 5,000 miles.
Also seeing better fuel economy.
#4 of 101 Chevy Equinox oil life message
Mar 28, 2007 (1:08 pm)
Please tell me how to reset the oil life message on the Equinox, my husnabd just changed oil but he said the manual doesn't say how to reset the msg it only says that it has to be done.
#5 of 101 Re: Chevy Equinox oil life message [ilonka29]
Apr 09, 2007 (9:38 am)
Reset the engine oil life system by pressing down on the gas pedal (3) times within five seconds with key turned to "Run" position. Light will flash while the system is re-setting. Turn the key to "Lock".
Page 5-16 of my manuual.
#6 of 101 Re: Changing Equinox's Oil [flyeri]
May 01, 2007 (5:05 pm)
how come my dealer wants me to have the oil changed every 3k miles?????
#7 of 101 3k oil changes dictated by the dealer?
May 01, 2007 (5:11 pm)
how come my dealer pushes me to 3k mile oil changes?
is it just so he can get me in there 4 times a year?
what ever happened to the 5k or 7.5k oil changes?
they act like I will void my warranty if I don't keep it up.
#8 of 101 Re: 3k oil changes dictated by the dealer? [htmac1]
May 04, 2007 (4:43 pm)
Your vehicule has a computer system that lets you know when to change the oil and filter in your Equinox. It's not based on mileage like before but by the engine's revolutions and temperature based on your driving conditions. When it's time to make an oil and filter change, your "change engine oil light" will come on in your dashboard. And when the light comes on, you're still able to do 600 milles before your oil change.
If you are driving under the best conditions your "change oil light" may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, your engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year. Make sure that your "Engine Oil Life System" is reset after the oil change has been made.
My Equinox is a 2005 LT and that's the way I do it. And that's by following the "Owners Manual" booklet. So tell your dealer to take a Equinox Owners Manual and do some reading, your dealer is trying to make some easy money on you.
#9 of 101 Re: 3k oil changes dictated by the dealer? [htmac1]
May 04, 2007 (4:53 pm)
The only way that your warranty could be void is damaging your engine caused by driving without enough oil or by adding to much oil or adding an additive to your oil.
It's your responsibility to check your oil level at all time.