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Old 01-27-2019, 05:32 PM
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is there a preferred vendor for the oil change kit (oil, filter, plug, crush washer etc)?

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Old 01-27-2019, 06:04 PM
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Chevy dealer. The oil is not widely available yet.
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Chevy dealer. The oil is not widely available yet.
I see.

what about other items like filter and crush washer and the plug? Are the plugs replaced or just washers?
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Neither, plug is reused as is, just need filter and oil.
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Neither, plug is reused as is, just need filter and oil.
Even the washer is reused?
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Even the washer is reused?
Yes...I'm seeing nothing in the owners manual that talks about replacing the washer (seals).




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GM drain plugs have a rubber gasket as an integral part of the drain plug. No replacement necessary. Only metal rings like those on Hondas etc need replacing.
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In 58 years of owning cars I haven't had a car that required replacing the washer on the oil drain bolt. Never had a leak.

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Old 01-28-2019, 01:07 PM
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Ok, good to know. I appreciate the help guys. I have only owned German cars with metal drain plus and crush washers, and those definitely required the crush washers to be replaced (in fact the OEM kits, had the crush washers in them).

The issue I am having is the dealers are not able to find this new 0-40w oil. Is there a specific dealer that you guys have worked with who is familiar with the ZR1 who will get me the right oil and the filter?

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My dealer had to order it, got it overnight though. They may want to use the older European Formula 0W-40 which is better oil IMO but not what GM recommends now.
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Originally Posted by BearZ06 View Post
My dealer had to order it, got it overnight though. They may want to use the older European Formula 0W-40 which is better oil IMO but not what GM recommends now.
What is the part number/name of the exact oil that GM recommends now (and the filter)?
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Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40 (dexos2) green label

ACDelco UPF-64R
PN-12667194

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Mobil 1 ESP Formula (dexos2) green label

ACDelco UPF-48R
PN-12626224
Thank you so much
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UPF-48 isn't the "best filter" for other C7s. You want the UPF-64

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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
UPF-48 isn't the "best filter" for other C7s. You want the UPF-64

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AZPAK4Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00? ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks, corrected the info. My dealer had sold me the 48's for my C6 ZR1, probably didn't have the 64's
It is confusing as there is a UPF64R and a PF64, different part numbers.

​​​​​​https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum..._AC_Delco_UPF6

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Originally Posted by BearZ06 View Post
Thanks, corrected the info.
GM has used both... for awhile C6s came with the 48, but everything I've read says the 64 allows more oil flow and it's the filter that came on mine and what the dealer has always sold me as the proper filter. If you search on here you'll see 99% of people go with the 64 and there's a thread comparing the 48 to the 64.
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Most of the cars I own have oil drain plug washers that are normally replaced at oil change (07 Infinity, 02 Subaru, 08 Maxima, 85 Corvette, 18 Audi A8). The only 2 cars I have that do not require this are the 16 CTS-V and 19 ZR-1. interestingly, they both use the same drain plug, with integrated rubber washer, although I keep extra ones on hand and change them every several oil changes just in case.
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FYI the dealer told me 64 is tge filter not 48. For buying lots of oil i was able to get a good discount too and paid $10/liter.
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Did you previously own a GTR? Those had crush washers that needed to be replaced.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:32 PM
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I got 2 spare oil drain plugs and my lord are those huge and beefy I have never seen such a massive oil plug before. Gives me confidence though My previous cars either had much smaller drain plugs or truly plastic ones that weren't very confidence inspiring.
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