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Old 10-02-2007, 07:26 PM
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How 2 Change oil on 06 cts V6 2.8..Where is oil filter & drain plug? Do U recomend?
 
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:25 AM
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The last time I went to the dealer for an oil change it was $36.99 for my Deville, that was second week of August. Why get yourself all oiled up for the sake of saving less than40 bucks ?
 
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:08 AM
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good to have dealer do for you....plus the other little things they do(check all fluids)......and they'll have record of it, should something go wrong internally they can back it up.(though ???? what goes wrong with a Cadillac :-) )......come on give it up, your driving aCaddy..you can't be changingoil!.............hey Welcome to the Forum!!!! check out Member Introduction, and more.......good bunch a people here......have fun!
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:40 AM
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Or go to Jiffy lube, they will va*** the inside while they are at it. If you insist on doing it yourself you will need 2 ramps and blocks for safety, in addition to catch box for old oil and filter etc.Also be careful when replacing plug.I used to do this myself, just more of a inconvenience now.
 
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It all Depends I think... I don't know if you use synthetic oil in the V6 2.8liter, but for my 3.6 Liter I use Synthetic Mobil 1. and just the five quart is $30.00, and the filter runs under $10.00... so there is $ 40.00.... I had the shops chage my oil and it ran me almost $80.00 @ Jiffy Lube, and thelast one was Pep Boys for $58.00.... So I find it cheaper to just change it my self, but then again I love working on my cars... and this wa very simple, just drain the oil @ the plug at the oil pan... and for me the filter is up top where I add my oil, and the cap screws right off, put a new filter, add the oil and reset the oil life on the dash... piece of cake..
...Medieval_Cadi...
 
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:31 PM
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There you go!!
 
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