Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and also allow it to drain out faster. If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal. That depends on weather and driving conditions. My wife probably drives the vehicle 1000 miles per month. Some vehicles will notify you with a chime or, flashing light.
I think gm needs to do the right thing here and repair their flawed 2007 Tahoes. Piston and piston ring replacement is, in effect, a re-build of the engine. What else could be done to stop this problem? We travel every weekend in this vehicle, and now I don't trust it to perform as it should I'm sure with 132k on it now the dealer will do nothing. Dec 22, 2008 Fluid Should Be Checked Just The Same As Engine Oil. If you raised the vehicle, lower it down from the jack stands using the floor jack or carefully back it off the automotive ramps. I agreed I could buy a lot of oil for the cost of replacing the pistons and rings and left the dealership thinking the engine would last.
Anyway, it will take a removal tool screw or pipe exrtactor carefully used with a shop-vac. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what is going on with this truck? If the old filter is too tight to turn, use an oil filter wrench to remove it. The dealer placed the vehicle under the oil consumption test for 100 miles and discovered that the vehicle needed a heavier oil. The two problem categories fouled rings and fouled sparkplugs are interrelated. However, this car is defective. Stick the key in the ignition. My Tahoe ran smooth with no warning lights and messages.
Regular oil changes are necessary to remove oil that has collected contaminants and replace it with fresh oil. The truck is a piece of crap! You should be able to just take off the positive battery post for about 5 minutes, then put it back on. For the enormous cost of the vehicle I expected better. Try pulling the shifter motor servo off of the transfer case and manually shifting the vehicle into 4x4. Release the button and turn key off …. First the oil consumption is so bad we don't change the oil, it just gets topped off.
I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe that runs fair. Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to an occasional drip. So I asked what he recommended and he said just keep driving it. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. If it does, you reset the light with thesteering wheel controls. We're open late and on weekends for your convenience! Spin off the old oil filter in the counter clockwise direction and allow the old oil to drain out for a few minutes. Slide the used oil catch basin to just below the oil drain bolt.
I should have kept my old 1998 Tahoe. Others may display the word reset. Slowly press the accelerator gas pedal all the way down to the floor three times within 5 seconds. Eventually the pistons and rings must be replaced. We'll hook you up with the correct oil and service, all at the right price. I use this vehicle daily and often use it for long trips with my family.
There needs to be a recall for this issue. Move the used oil catch container over to just below the old oil filter. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we know that every mile is a milestone. Once you have done that start the car for 60 seconds then turn it off and check your oil level. Hold down the odometer reset button, turn the key to the on position don't start the truck and hold it until the lines are gone. Tighten Tighten the bolts to 12 N·m 106 lb in.
Install the oil pan attaching bolts. I suppose the proper way would be to completely remove the intake to not risk any metal shards going inside. I thought it was going to be an awesome truck. I should have kept my old 1998 Tahoe. The Electronic Control Unit computer senses the misfire and sends out anomalous signals, which cause the StabiliTrak system to do strange things and cause the transmission to shift erratically some reports say violently. It is step-by-step and easy to follow. It does not matter what light is on; they will reset it if it can be reset, and if not, they will pinpoint what the problem is and what part is needed to fix it.