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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Simple Motor Oil Question.....well, Maybe 2

Hi people,

Its been 1 yr this month since my new cobalt!!!!!

Now, its only got 7000 miles on it, and "oil filter life" indicator on dash cluster says about 14% life left. Havnt changed the oil yet, but ready to now. Got a filter and it is the funniest looking thing ever saw. I think they forgot to put the outer can around the paper fluting. Should I send it back??

Also, did the factory use 100% synthetic or a synth blend or regular Dino oil?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 03:40 PM
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No thats right, take your old filter out and compare them just in case.

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factory never used synthetic...but I do recommend using it, I use Castrol full synthetic on mine...started off using Royal Purple when I first bought it


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Thnaks, guys. Is the filter anywhere specific on engine? I'll eventually find it.....gotta jack up the car.....
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this should help
https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/ins...il-change.html


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thats where the oil filter is

and i think the socket to take the cap off is like a 1 1/2 or something like that
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factory never used synthetic...but I do recommend using it, I use Castrol full synthetic on mine...started off using Royal Purple when I first bought it
I will make a key note:

The non SS/SC or SS/TC models never came with Synthetic. If you're rolling with a Boosted Cobalt SS, you must use Synthetic (6qt for SS/SC, 5 for SS/TC)


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You guys are great! Just did it. It was actually fun. Only thing left, I cant reset the "oil filter life" at zero. I followed the instructions, but that talk of a stupid personalized menu, which I tried, and zilch. I press info and reset at the same time, like it says, and nothing happens.

Heeeeeelp!
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gotta hold it for like 8 seconds, then oil life will appear, hit reset again, and it'll say "acknowledged"

---------- Post added at 06:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:17 PM ----------

I mean gotta hold both at the same time together for like 8 seconds


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To reset the oil life monitor.

turn the key to accessory and press the gas pedal 3 times.

Turn the key to off.

It should now be reset.




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