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Old 07-02-2002, 09:42 AM
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OK, I am an idiot when it comes to any classic muscle car. I can't seem to figure out how to change the oil in my car and where to put the motor oil. I have a 1969 Camaro SS. My brother just bought this car a week ago and right now he is on vacation so I have no way of contacting him and asking him if he knows how to do it. I checked the manual thoroughly and to my surprise, it doesn't tell me how to do it.

Someone PLEASE help me out! I would greatly appreciate it!

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1st,warm up motor.2nd,car should be raised level to get under it. remove oil filter,should have a drain pan handy.remove plug from oil pan,let drain completely.install new oil filter(make sure face of filter connection is clean and old filter gasket is not still in place)with a light coating of clean oil on filter gasket,making filter hand tight(very snug). replace oil pan plug. on the one valve cover,should be a removable cap(or there is an oil filler tube with a cap),remove cap and pour in 5 new quarts of oil. 1 at a time,giving the oil a chance to get into the pan.install cap. start motor to check 4 leaks ( about 2-3 miutes).shut off,wait a little,check oil level on dipstick.have fun! ...ps-safety 1st,double check every thing!

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Great advice from FastFord! Just be sure you use the right filter. If youve got one, cool. If not, Compare the tops of the two filters, the openings should be very similar. Also, watch that oil pressure on start-up!! If you dont have pressure whithin about four seconds, you have a problem. YOU CAN DO THIS! Imagine how impressed your brother will be when he gets home! Dont even tell him you asked for help!

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OK I'm a lazy bastard.I'd just take it to Qwik change pay $12 and read magaines in the airconditioned waiting area.
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