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Old 07-11-2014, 01:29 PM
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I am planning to do my first oil change, just want to make sure I undo the correct motor oil drain plug. I have enclosed a picture of what I think is the correct drain plug. Sorry for the dumb question.
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Yes that is your oil pan drain with the filter on top the engine you won't have much of a mess.
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Thank you orangetc for the quick reply, now I can get it done with peace of mind.
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I am planning to do my first oil change, just want to make sure I undo the correct motor oil drain plug. I have enclosed a picture of what I think is the correct drain plug. Sorry for the dumb question.
Holy Shcmoly, you're going to change the oil on a new truck and you have to ask where the drain plug is? I'm really not trying to be sarcastic but maybe you're better off spending a couple of bucks and have the dealer do it.

When it's out of warrenty, that's the time to start learning on you truck. IMHO
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Holy Shcmoly, you're going to change the oil on a new truck and you have to ask where the drain plug is? I'm really not trying to be sarcastic but maybe you're better off spending a couple of bucks and have the dealer do it.

When it's out of warrenty, that's the time to start learning on you truck. IMHO
You will be fine changing the oil on the Pentastar it's simple. My wife has one in her van and she don't know anything about vehicles so I made her change the oil. I gave her the tools and talked her through it and it went just fine.
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Thanks JS1500 for the confident, trust me I have done all my oil changes for the last 30 years, German, US, Japanese, or Koren. I rather spend more time on research than just jump in on something and making dumb mistakes.
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Thanks JS1500 for the confident, trust me I have done all my oil changes for the last 30 years, German, US, Japanese, or Koren. I rather spend more time on research than just jump in on something and making dumb mistakes.
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Got to change my oil this weekend, it wasn't too difficult at all, once I got all the tools I need. The odometer was at 2,500 miles when I change the oil.

List of tools & parts:
-1/2" wrench for the motor oil drain plug
-15/16" socket for the oil filter housing
-breaker bar (optional, makes it easier to loosen the oil filter cap)
-long neck funnel (a regular short one requires one hand holding it while you filling)
-5W-20 synthetic oil 6 quarts
-oil filter MO-349

When done, just reset the oil life indicator.
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Thanks JS1500 for the confident, trust me I have done all my oil changes for the last 30 years, German, US, Japanese, or Koren. I rather spend more time on research than just jump in on something and making dumb mistakes.
Sorry, I was just thinking about someone that has never done it before. You could hurt yourself if it's not blocked properly.
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