OIL CHANGE

Tiny
JEFFJ
  • MEMBER
  • 2008 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 11,000 MILES
HOW DO I CHANGE THE OIL IN A 2008 Z06 CHEVY CORVETTE?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 2:43 PM

7 Replies

Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
  • EXPERT
The LS7 (and LS9) has a "dry sump" oil system, like a racing engine.

It has a seperate tank for oil, which is pumped to engine. Dry sumps are used to prevent oil starvation on hard turns.

Honestly, I would have dealer do it, the remote tank must be drained, filter removed. If not done correctly you could risk oil starvation.

The LS7 and LS9 are very impressive engines, they would probably require a synthetic and capacity on the LS7 is 8 quarts.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
  • EXPERT
A few pics.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
  • EXPERT
Forgot pics.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 4:34 PM
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
  • EXPERT
Lubrication
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
JEFFJ
  • MEMBER
ARE THERE 2 DIFFERENT OIL DRAIN PLUGS ON THIS CAR? DO YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED? I PRESUME ONE IS ON THE PAN NEAR THE FILTER. WHERE IS THE OTHER ONE?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
  • EXPERT
Looking at the schematic, it shows 1.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 AT 11:47 AM
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
  • EXPERT
Oops it does have 2 plugs.

Here is procedure:

Engine Oil and Oil Filter Replacement
Removal Procedure
Open the hood.
Remove the oil fill cap.
Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
Fig. 272: Locating Both Oil Pan Drain Plugs
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Remove both oil pan drain plugs.
Drain the engine oil into an appropriate container.
Fig. 273: View Of Engine Oil Filter At Engine Block
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Remove the engine oil filter from the engine block.
Installation Procedure
Fig. 274: View Of Engine Oil Filter At Engine Block
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
IMPORTANT:Before installing the new oil filter, ensure that the old oil filter gasket has been removed. If not, remove the old gasket.

NOTE:Refer to Fastener Notice.

Install the oil filter to the engine block.
Tighten: Tighten the engine oil filter to 30 N.M (22 lb ft).
Fig. 275: Locating Both Oil Pan Drain Plugs
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Install both oil pan drain plugs.
Tighten: Tighten the oil pan drain plugs to 25 N.M (18 lb ft).
Lower the vehicle.
IMPORTANT:DO NOT use any engine oil additives in Corvette engines.

Add 8 quarts of oil to the dry sump tank.
Check the oil level.
Install the oil fill cap.
Close the hood.
Reset the engine oil life monitor. Refer to GM Oil Life System Resetting.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 AT 12:49 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides