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2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 4dr Sedan

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
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Front wheel drive, Sedan, Compact Sedan
26 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy
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August 15, 2011, 10:32 am

Dale A
 

Question: how to change the oil

how do I change the oil in my 2011 Chevy Cruze


August 23, 2011, 7:54 pm

Tyler O
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Engine Oil and Oil Filter Replacement (1.6L LDE, LXV, 1.8L 2H0, and LUW)

Removal Procedure

Open the hood.
Place a collecting basin underneath.



Remove the oil filter cap (1).
Remove the oil filter cap seal (2)

Caution: This engine uses a special high performance oil filter. Use of any other filter may lead to filter failure and/or severe engine damage.

Remove and properly dispose of the oil filter insert (3).
Raise the vehicle by its full height. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle (See: Maintenance\Vehicle Lifting\Service and Repair).
Remove the oil drain bolt.
Drain the engine oil into collecting basin.

Installation Procedure

Clean the oil drain bolt thread and the thread in the oil pan.
Install a NEW seal to the oil drain bolt.

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution (See: Service Precautions\Vehicle Damage Warnings\Fastener Caution).

Install the oil drain bolt to the oil pan and tighten to 14 Nm (124 lb in) .
Lower the vehicle by its full height.



Install the NEW oil filter insert (3).

Note: Coat the seal ring with NEW engine oil.

Install the NEW oil filter cap seal (2)

Caution: Over torquing the oil filter cap may cause damage to the oil filter cap resulting in an oil leak.

Install the oil filter cap (1) and tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb ft).

Caution: Using engine oils of any viscosity other than those viscosities recommended could result in engine damage.

Note: Use specified volume of engine oil with the specified viscosity class.

Note: Start the engine and allow it to run until the oil pressure control indicator goes off.

Note: Inspect the engine oil level.

Fill in NEW engine oil. Refer to Engine Mechanical Specifications (See: Specifications\Service Limits & General Specifications).
Close the hood
Reset the service interval indicator.


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