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Service On 2000 Chevy 6.0

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by PLOWMAN45, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    Anyone do there own oil change i wanted to do mine today they really cranked it tight im using a 15mm wrench and i cant crank it open :gunsfiring: :gunsfiring: :gunsfiring:
  2. jay723

    jay723 Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 30

    I had the same problem. Make sure you have a filter wrench. I have never had to use one until now, and of course it is one of those small ones. There are a couple of flaws in my opinion. The oil comes out and hits the exhaust pipe and oil goes on top of the front skid plate. Just a few things to look out for.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Slip a piece of pipe over the wrench for more leverage.The oil pans on these LS1 motors are aluminum so be careful when reinstalling the plug that you dont over tighen it like someone else obviously did. If you dont have a torque wrench just go a little past "snug".
  4. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    yeah the guy who serviced my truck told me he used a six point socket so i will try tom
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yea, it's always a good idea to use a 6 point socket on your oil drain plug.Cut's down on the wear on the head of the plug.Think about it for a minute.If you change your oil every 3000 mile's and the truck has a life expectancy of 200,000 mi that plug will be in and out about 66 time's.
  6. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Did mine a couple weeks ago for the first time...possibly the most annoying oil change I've ever done on any vehicle. The filter is in a really lousy location and a conventional old fashioned filter wrench simply would not fit on it. I wound up just cranking on it by hand till it eventually loosened up anough to come off, but in the future I will get myself one of those wrenches that can be used on a 1/2" ratchet or breaker bar to loosten it.
  7. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    you should never crank the oil plug down! thread it by hand then 1/4 after snug. if oil drips out than obviously its to loose. same goes for the filter. i changed the oil on my 99 6litre atleast a dozen times without any problems.
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    yup i gotta get a better filter wrench
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    does any one use claws or what do you use to get the filter out besides a strap which is to tight