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#4 of 6 Re: 2010 aveo5 oil filter and oil drain plug [bobot04]
Oct 07, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Have you ever done an oil change before? How old are you? Male or female?
After you answer these questions I'll consider how and whether to advise you further.
#5 of 6 Re: 2010 aveo5 oil filter and oil drain plug [barkydog]
Oct 08, 2010 (7:01 am)
Yes and no. Yes, because way back in Manila 15 years ago, my dad in-law and i used to do a monthly change oil in our public utility jeepney that i drove. it was a isuzu 4bc1 diesel engine. No because i've never done it by myself alone. i don't have the confidence in doing it alone.
It's not that i don't want to spend $50 for an oil change, its because as much as possible I don't want to see my dealership. My experience in buying this car is not good but now i don't have a choice but to care for it so that it'll last.
A month after i bought this brand new, it needed to be towed to the dealership because of a faulty fuel pump. They've replaced it........ Fortunately right now it's fine and running well.
Right now i'm planning to change from conventional oil to synthetic oil. This will be the first oil change since i bought it 5 months ago. It now has 6500 kms. in it. The oil life system last Sept. 24, 2010 indicates it was at 39%. I'm not waiting for the indicator to flash. While its not yet cold outside I want to do it this Saturday. We live here in Winnipeg.
By the way thank you very much for the info that you're giving me it helps me develop confidence.I'm a Male, 39 years old, Married and has 2 kids.
#6 of 6 Re: 2010 aveo5 oil filter and oil drain plug [bobot04]
Oct 08, 2010 (12:50 pm)
"that big, hexagonal nut looks like a top cover, right? what is it made of? is it plastic or metal?"
Probably metal. It doesn't matter what it is made of - you still need to unscrew it.
"and how much force do i need to open it?"
Enough to loosen it.
"likewise how much force do i need when closing it? do i close it very tight?"
A little more than snug. It needs to be tight enough so that it doesn't leak.
"and same thing with the oil drain plug. is it lock tight? how much force do i need to open it?'
Quite a bit. You need a ratchet wrench to do it with.
Expect to get your hands dirty.