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2002 Cavalier oil capacity


chetc45
02-25-2005, 07:09 PM
I just picked up a 2002 Chevy Cavalier LS 2 dr with a spoiler and a 4 speed auto trans, It needs an oil change, is ther a website where I can fin out how much oil it takes with a new filter, and the previous owner used Mobil one sysnthetic, do I have to stay with synthetic ao can I use Pennzoil oil!

Chet

ImSoYesterday
02-26-2005, 01:29 PM
Well. just dump 4 quarts in. Then dump in more accordingly to your dipstick. You don't have to use synthetic oil, but it helps. My 99 cavy takes 4.5 quarts. Remember to give it time to get into the filter and blah blah while you are dumping it in.... Just start out at 4 and add about a quarter of a quart until the dipstick reads.

BDD2003
02-26-2005, 03:20 PM
If you have the Ecotec, you need 5 quarts

Tormander
02-26-2005, 06:25 PM
hmmm what oil should i use for me 2003 cavalier? and can someone explain how ican change the oil for the car?

Classicrocjunkie
02-26-2005, 10:42 PM
^^ If you have no idea, don't attempt it on that car. It has a special oil filter and what have you. Search old posts because i put up pics on how to.

nickelfish19
02-27-2005, 01:54 AM
ok while on the subject of oil changes I am coming up on my first oil change in my 05. crossing fingers that the oil filter thing that I have read about don't give to much problems. but my question is in some engines it is not god to use sythetic on low milege engines is this the case with the ecotec. also what is evryones favorite oil to use.

chetc45
02-27-2005, 08:13 AM
^^ If you have no idea, don't attempt it on that car. It has a special oil filter and what have you. Search old posts because i put up pics on how to.


Classicrocjunkie

I did some searching but found nothing, If you can find it and post it so I can what I have to do.

thanks
Chet

chetc45
02-27-2005, 08:19 AM
Classicrocjunkie

I did some searching but found nothing, If you can find it and post it so I can what I have to do.

thanks
Chet


Since I did not get an owners manual with the car, what weight oil is recommended


Chet

02cavvyspeed
03-04-2005, 12:16 PM
I just changed the oil in my 2002 cavvy a few days ago. It took 4 quarts of mobil 1 supersyn. Changing the oil in the 2002 is a bit cramped depending on how tall you are and your arm size. The filter is located directly above the exhuast pipe, so when you take that off you will most likely drip some onto the pipe and create a burning oil smell for a day or two. I suggest putting a towel over the pipe to keep this from happening. To remove the oil pan bolt use a 5/8ths socket or just a wrench. Let the oil drain for a good 30 minutes or more until a ver slow trickle is coming out. Then put the bolt back in and tighten it down. When installing the new filter make sure to put some new oil on the threads of the filter where the bolt screws in, screw the filter on tightly then start adding your new oil. It's best that your car be level when you're adding the new oil and checking it so you get an accurate reading. Well I believe thats all to it. Make sure to not throw away your old oil, accept in an approved oil recycling bin.

Classicrocjunkie
03-04-2005, 12:57 PM
Darn good write up there bud. I must have missed this post and ya beat me to a response.

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