Tip & How-To about Chevrolet 1500

Changing your oil/filter

I just changed my oil and filter and thought I would pass this tip on,I've been doing it ever since I've owned this Silverado. It works on any engine where the oil filter faces downward. I always fill the new oil filter with oil so it's not empty on the start-up. It takes a little balancing to not spill oil all over your arm, but it can be done I'm not an engineer, and I'm not completely sure it helps, but I figure it can't hurt.

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recently changed the oil for my 04 silverado, but the change engine oil warning will not go off, how do i correct this


After changing the oil and filter, reset the monitor by proceeding as follows:

Turn ignition On, but do not start engine.

Fully depress and release accelerator pedal three times within five seconds.

If CHANGE ENGINE OIL lamp flashes for five seconds, this indicates system has reset.

Start engine. OIL LIFE should change to 100%.

If CHANGE OIL SOON lamp lights again, repeat reset procedure.

2001-08 Silverado, w/Driver Information Center

Turn ignition On, but do not start engine.

Press MODE button until DIC (Driver Information Center) reads OIL LIFE LEFT/HOLD SET TO RESET.

Press and hold SET button until 100 percent is displayed. You will hear 3 chimes and CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message will go off.

Turn ignition Of


how to reset oil life on 2004 chevy silverado

Nov 10, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Audi A7, changing the oil


I did a quick trip to rock auto.com to see the filter
& it looks like a cartride

You didn't mention the year & I do no euro cars or care to

That is the filter question,look on the top of the engine for a
oil filter cap like a toyota & others

Stay with Wix Filters not those performance names from the 1960's

You should be able to see a picture of the motor on the internet if google all your questions & try You Tube Video

Mar 07, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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where is the fuel filter on a 1991 chevrolet silverado 2500 and there is rust on my dipstick, water in oil,is that blown head gasket?


Hello kromebt56: My name is Roger and I will help you. The fuel filter is located on the left frame rail. Should be just under the cab tucked inside of the frame. As for the rust on the dipstick. This could be caused by condensation off of the exhaust system. If you are losing coolant from the radiator and do not see any on the ground. I would suspect the intake manifold gasket as leaking. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

Dec 27, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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how to change the oil


If the thought of performing your own oil sends chills up and down your spine, just relax. You can tackle your own oil change, saving both time and money. There’s no need to wait in line at your local service station and no cause to pay someone for labor. Just put your game face on, gather a few tools, and tackle it on your own.
Start your oil change by gathering several items. You’ll need motor oil - secure about four to five quarts. You’ll also need a new oil filter, old rags, a funnel, an oil-drain pan, a box wrench, and an oil-filter wrench. You may or may not need a car jack to perform your oil change. This depends on how close the bottom of your car is to the ground.
Let your engine cool off and locate the oil drain plug. If you have trouble finding your oil drain plug, refer to your vehicle manuals. Use a box wrench to remove the plug and let the oil drain into a pan. Once the oil is drained completely, replace the drain plug.
For the next step of your oil change, you’ll need to remove the old oil filter. Put the catch pan under it. Remove the filter with an adjustable oil-filter wrench and a counter-clockwise motion. Expect to get some oil on your hands; an oil change is a dirty job. Take one of your old rags and wipe the filter-mount area, checking to make sure the old filter’s seal isn’t stuck on the engine.
Take some of your new motor oil and use it to coat the rubber seal of your new oil filter. Don’t put too much on; you only need a very light coating. Install the new oil filter by hand. Typically, an oil-filter wrench is not necessary for this step. Keep it handy, however, just in case tightening by hand fails to do the job.
Now it’s time to install new oil. For this part of the oil change, you’ll need to find and remove the oil-filler cap. Look for it on top of the engine; refer to your car manual if you have difficulty finding it. Put the funnel in the exposed opening and pour the new oil into the funnel. Be sure to refer to your car manual to determine how much oil you’ll need to add.
After adding the right amount of oil, replace the oil-filler cap, turn you car on, and run your engine for a minute. Check to make certain the oil-warning light doesn’t stay on and look under the car to make sure oil isn’t leaking. Finally, use the oil dipstick to check the oil level. Use rags to wipe away excess oil; newspapers are good for this as well. Congratulate yourself, as you’ve just successfully completed your oil change
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