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#178 of 307 Oil Change for 2009 Chevrolet Aveo
Nov 04, 2009 (11:10 am)
Seems like everyone has fun with this one. I called several places to get an oil change. I took it to Wal-Mart waited over an hour and they finally told me that they didn't have the filter or the tool to remove the oil plug. I left my car sitting at home for a week until I read the information on this website. Now I can get the right socket and change my oil. And it will cost me less than it would to take it to the shop. THANKS.
#179 of 307 Re: *IMPORTANT FOR THOSE CHANGING 2009 AVEO OIL themselves* [murrayj1810]
Nov 07, 2009 (9:11 am)
Looks like I missed a couple filters
Service Champ WP981
I believe that most of these filters for the Aveo/ G3 are actuall made by Champion, Purolator or Wix - note the similarity in number
#180 of 307 Re: Oil & Filter Change and a question. [flaaveo]
Dec 01, 2009 (9:56 am)
Re: Nissan engine, several years ago Nissan went bankrupt and the only folks that would take them was Renault of France. You can see the French influence in the design of some of their vans, that is why they are soo UGLY.
When you buy a Nissan you are buying a Frog car.
Most nissan dealers do not like to admit this.
#181 of 307 Re: Oil change [tstecko]
Apr 15, 2010 (7:07 am)
Thanks for the helpful suggestions! I had my wife read them step-by-step as I worked through them. Just a couple of quick notes. On my 2009 Aveo, a 15/16" box end fit the oil filter cap. From the left (manifold side), I could just get enough of the cap to take it off. I plan on buying a socket and swivel joint though for next time. Also, there was a yellow mark to identify the oil plug, but it was on the housing next to the oil plug and not on the oil plug itself.
#182 of 307 Re: 2009 aveo 5 LS Oil Change [ecotec2009]
Aug 12, 2012 (6:32 pm)
Thank you, ecotec. My 2010 Aveo owner's manual seems desinged to purposefully keep me in the dark about how to change the oil and filter. Their engine and then manual designs could not be that owner unfriendly by accident.
#184 of 307 Radiator/Coolant System
Sep 18, 2008 (7:06 pm)
I know that you SHOULD pressure flush most radiators every 2 years, and refill with new coolant, of course. The chemicals in the coolant 'break down' around the 2 year mark, so I have always been told. My questions are.
(1) Is it still the 2 year mark for flushing the coolant system for the Aveo, or does it have that long lasting coolant in it, that lasts like for 5 years?
(2) OR would adding one of those pint bottles of Prestone 'Anti Rust/Water Pump Lubricant' additive, be just as good? I drain out like 1 pint of coolant, so it doesn't overflow, and just pour it in the radiator. It is suppose to replace the 'protective chemicals' in the coolant and help lubricate the water pump and make it last longer.
I did use it in one of my Ford Rangers, at the 3 year mark, and the radiator never had any rust develop. I drive so little...I have a 2006 Aveo Hatchback, and it only has 9,700 miles. Does that change the time period to change the coolant and maybe make this an option?
Should I spend all that money on an expensive professional flushing? OR spend just $6.00 on a bottle of that radiator coolant additive? Any opinions? I take very good care of my little car. But this is the first 'non warranty' maintenance thing I have had to think about doing, other than oil and filter changes of course.
#185 of 307 Re: Radiator/Coolant System [flaaveo]
Sep 20, 2008 (7:12 am)
Flush every two years unless it has the 5-years Dexicool. Flushing services usually do it for $40-70. It is worth the piece of mind.
Adding additives doesn't preserve the useful life of the antifreeze.
#186 of 307 Re: Radiator/Coolant System [poncho167]
Sep 25, 2008 (3:00 pm)
Hey. Thanks for the reply. Do you know if our Aveos have that Dexicool in them? That is the long lasting coolant I was talking about. Isn't it orange or red? I know mine is the plain old green...so its the plain old coolant?? Or do they come with that Dexicool?
#187 of 307 Re: Radiator/Coolant System [flaaveo]
Oct 02, 2008 (3:02 pm)
If its green its the regular stuff. Dexicool as you mentioned is orange. I don't think it comes in the Aveo. Chrysler and Ford has their version of it.
Interestingly, GM has had some issues with Dexicool. It seems that some 3.4, 3.8, 4.3 L engines had some gaskets that couldn't handle the formula leading to manifold gasket leaks and recalls.