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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Change is It Really This Much?

HEllo all balt owners so today was the first oil change for my 2007 ss. now i live in los angeles idk if that would matter so i get slaped with a 80 usd charge for a oil change.So just wondering is that what a real SS is priced for a simple oil change? or i got fooled? now the excuse for the charge was its supercharged wtf??? how does that matter??? any one has the same problem?
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you can do it yourself for half that with good oil...
that sounds about right from one of those quick lubes. your ss requires synthetic oil, maybe thats what they meant by "because its supercharged".
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it costs me about 60 to do it myself in my ss about 50 bucks for 7 quarts of oil and 10 for the filter
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i go to a quick lube place and it only costs me $62, and i get mobil 1 full synthetic.

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$6 for the AC Delco Oil filter at the dealer. (Fram and other filters are complete shit)

$23.50 + tax for a 5 quart jug of Mobil 1 Full synthetic.

Add about $14 for 2 more quarts of Mobil 1 for the SS/SC....just so you have some extra.

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The SS/SC is a pain in the ass compared to the LS, but not impossible. I find it easier to unplug that sensor above the supercharger to make getting the socket and extention down in there easy. You'll have to reach under the supercharger in order to comfortably get the filter in and out.

Since nobody ever posts the info: You need 6.5 quarts of oil exactly for the LSJ (We're the only Cobalt that doesn't take only 5 quarts). Buy one of those 5 quart jugs (If you buy 5 single quarts, you're gonna get raped on the price), and two singles. In other words, 7 quarts total. When you put the oil in, put the whole 5 quart jug in, a full regular quart, then half of the last quart. Then set aside that last half quart you didn't use in your house somewhere. When you do your next oil change, just buy 6 quarts and use that remaining half from the last time. Walmart now sells the AC Delco filters for our cars (For the longest time, they only had Fram... ugh... I usually just went to NAPA). Just look for PF456G.

Last note: use ONLY synthetic for the SS/SC. Mobil1 is always the default, but if you want, you can run Amsoil, Royal Purple or any GM approved synthetic per your manual.


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$6 for the AC Delco Oil filter at the dealer. (Fram and other filters are complete shit)

$23.50 + tax for a 5 quart jug of Mobil 1 Full synthetic.

Add about $14 for 2 more quarts of Mobil 1 for the SS/SC....just so you have some extra.

And read this >>> https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/ins...il-change.html
shit dude XD i guess thats the price eh oh well thx for the info just a quick question since i plan to install a injen cai i wont have to deal with the filters anymore? and btw im only 20 first car so im not too car pro yet ill try to do it myself cause i cant afford 80$ each visit damn i wonder when i get the new camaro SS will it be the same ? or more?
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shit dude XD i guess thats the price eh oh well thx for the info just a quick question since i plan to install a injen cai i wont have to deal with the filters anymore?
Huh? When you install you intake the only filter you will be replacing is the air filter. And you'll be replacing it for a whole new air filter! You'll still have your oil,fuel, transmission, and cabin filters to deaal with...

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Yep, used to pay $90 the first couple of times I took my SS in(was too busy at the time to do it myself), they use the synthetic(my dealer carries Mobil 1) oil for the SS's and hence a big price. But I went back to doing it myself and pay maybe around $40-60 depending on what I need to get, like a new air filter and such.

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Yep, used to pay $90 the first couple of times I took my SS in(was too busy at the time to do it myself), they use the synthetic(my dealer carries Mobil 1) oil for the SS's and hence a big price. But I went back to doing it myself and pay maybe around $40-60 depending on what I need to get, like a new air filter and such.
For me it costs ~24 for the 5qt jug, then another 7-14 for the extra quarts (Depending on if I have any remaining from the last change). AC Delco filter is 8 bucks at my Walmart.

So it is 40 if I need to buy 6 quarts, 46 if I need to pick up the 7th.


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