2. Strap Wrench to Remove Old Oil Filter
4. (2) Jack Stands
6. 15mm Box Wrench
8. Drain Pan
10. AC-Delco UPF44 Ultraguard Oil Filter
12. Magnetic Drain Plug
1. (2) Rhino Ramps
3. Low Pofile Jack
5. (2) Life Pads
7. (2) 2x4's to Block Front Wheels
11. 6.5 quarts of Mobil 1 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil
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Changing The Oil On Your C5 Z06
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Step 9: After following the above steps above, move the drain pan directly below the oil filter (the blue object in the above picture). Slowly begin removing the oil filter. Sometimes you can do this by hand. This was not the case with me. I had to use a strap wrench to loosen the filter. When the oil starts flowing, allow it to drain until it becomes a trickle. Completely remove the filter and wipe the mating surface clean of debris and oil. When the oil has stopped flowing, replace the filter with a new one (UPF44 or equivalent). Make sure to lightly oil the gasket on the new filter before installation. When screwing on the filter, some choose to tighten it using 22 lb-ft with their torque wrench. I however (along with many others) choose to hand tighten the filter to one full turn after contact.
Step 10: Lower the rear of the Corvette by reversing the above steps. Open the oil filler cap under the hood and put in 6 quarts of oil. Wait a minimum of three (3) minutes for the new oil to fill the oil pan before starting the engine. Replace the filler cap, and push the dipstick back into place, and start the car. Let it run for a few minutes. During this time check for leaks around the filter and drain plug. Correct any problems you see now, before the front end is off the ramps.
Step 11: Back the car off of the ramps, and then shut if off. After waiting at least five (5) minutes, check the oil level. It should be a little bit low, but that is normal. Put in one half quart of oil, and then start the car again. Let it run for a minute or two then shut it off. Check the oil level; it should be at the top of the "Full" range on the dipstick. Reset the "OIL LIFE" indicator on the DIC, clean up, and you're done!
Step 12: How to Reset the "Oil Life" Indicator. After you change the oil on your Corvette, it is necessary to reset the oil life indicator so that you know when the next change is due. Turn the ignition on, but make sure the engine is off. Press the "Trip" button on the DIC so that it displays "OIL LIFE" percentage. Press and hold the "Reset" button for two seconds. "OIL LIFE REMAIN 100%" should appear on the display.