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Isaac22
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Jul 13, 2016, 6:44 AM

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Hello I have a 1995 z28 Camaro with a v8 engine and the time has come for me to change the oil. But I have never done it before so I was wondering where the oil filter is at. I checked online and in the Manuel but couldn't find much


Hammer Time
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Jul 13, 2016, 7:13 AM

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If it's a 5.7, it should be right next to the drain plug.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 13, 2016, 7:15 AM

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Friend - No offense but if you need to ask you really should be shown how to do an oil change properly. The vast majority are very basic but you really do risk blowing an engine doing it wrong!


GM V8s in general for the vintage would point straight up towards rear of engine or to the side on some later and others if no room will use a remote spot and hoses to just the filter.


You must know old gasket came off where it screws on AND lube gasket of new with a smear of oil and only tight so much marked on almost all. The wrench if tough to get at could squish the old one and make a challenge you aren't ready for.


Plain drain plugs only tighten so much and know gasket is good or replace it.


It's simple but should know this all up front and be ready for anything in advance or you'll end up towing the car away over just this job or worse if a leak from doing it wrong blow an engine.


At same time you grease front end parts if any with grease fittings even cars that didn't have them new replacement parts frequently do so need to look where they would be.


It's simple but important to just know this stuff and be ready for problems if they occur and can from the last time it was done could have been all wrong and YOU get the problems now,


T



Isaac22
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Jul 13, 2016, 8:12 AM

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I've done many oil changes before I was just wondering where the filter was becuse I've never done an oil change on this praticular car


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 13, 2016, 8:36 AM

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Look for it. The only reason I know of it wouldn't be there is if it was changed to accommodate another alteration of exhaust perhaps or something.


Looked up of filter it was short* of common type used so just have a good oil filter wrench that will fit for it with obstructions,


T


* That just means that car like some others don't take the longer or full size of the same thing.....



Isaac22
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Jul 13, 2016, 9:51 AM

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Ok thanks for the help I have jacked up the car and am going to change the oil


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 13, 2016, 1:54 PM

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I'll just run thru the hopefully known already by you.
Don't over tighten oil filters! Clean the engine side off and make sure gasket came off with old one. If you can with those that point up installed fill it with oil first in the count for the change so oil pressure is there almost instantly upon start up.


Drain plug - common would be 15mm for this but could have been changed from the original which about all was a magnetic tip on GMs so clean that off and the pan. Check that gasket as well. An old rule was to toss it each time but some are fine for many changes.


Good trick: Fill to known one qt. low? Why? Then check by dipstick when done and have run it a few minutes then off a few also if the 'add' mark is close! Many are way off more others than GM.


Grease front end. I just haven't done a Camaro in ages but look for all. Tie rod ends, ball joints, if non rack and pinion the pitman arm inner tie rod ends, idler arm look up top or side too, and ball joints.


No joke - you can go forever on a greasable joint if you grease it anytime you are under it. I never replace any front end greaseable joints in any of my own vehicles or others when I was the regular person for a loss of bucks to do oil change and a check out all around - tires rotated as specified.


Lube the dang hook latch and door hinges. OMG what a PITA when those wear out or break a cable to hood - all preventable.


Any instruction will saw check for leaks at oil filter and drain plug after you are done and plain makes sense.


Not sure if equipped with a "low oil" or "check oil" warning light in '95 on this or not. That trick if it has that by adding one qt. low (fine to do that add the last later) doesn't warn you of just "check oil level" it probably doesn't work! Check periodically anyway by dipstick. It might use some and know how much per how long and miles to catch a problem or know it's normal for this car.


Sorry for a novel on it but the quickie places don't do crap so if you going to do what they don't do! It is a time to check all fluid levels as well noting any that are low that are NOT supposed to be! Find out why if so,


Tom







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