Engine oil change and oil filter replacement on a 2008-2014 Chevrolet Cruze

Engine oil change and oil filter replacement on a Chevrolet Cruze 2008-2014. If  your car maintenance schedule is approach here you can learn how to  change engine oil and the oil filter on a Chevrolet Cruze from 2008-2014 home without going to a service.

You will need to change engine oil and oil filter: a wrench and socket sets, a drain pan, a funnel, a bottle of oil engine and a new filter. Read your user manual to find out the proper oil type and oil filter for your car.

How to change the engine oil on a Chevrolet Cruze 2008-2014

The oil tank is located under the car. Make sure that you have already prepared and on hand a drain pan to collect the used oil. Then, with an appropriate wrench and socked loosen the drain plug. Let the used oil to drain in the recipient. When all the oil is drained out, put the drain plug back on and tighten it with the wrench. Then make sure that the drain plug is secured and wipe all the drained oil from it.How to change Chevrolet Cruze engine oil

For oil to drain more fast and easily remove engine oil fill cap from the top of the engine.  Remove Chevrolet Cruze engine oil fill cap

How to change the oil filter on a Chevrolet Cruze 2008-2014

After you drained out all the used oil from the oil tank, you have to change the oil filter. The oil filter is located under the hood, on the right side of the engine. You will use a proper socket and wrench to loosen and remove the oil filter canister.Chevrolet Cruze engine oil filter location

Take out the old filter from the filter cap. Remove the old O-ring from the filter cap and replace with the new one. Insert the new oil filter in the filter cap and use a small quantity of oil to lubricate the O-ring.

Attach the filter assembly to the engine block and use the appropriate socket to tighten it in its place.How to change Chevrolet Cruze oil filter

Then you have to remove the oil fill cap and use a small funnel to introduce new oil in the oil tank (usually 5W30, but please read the user manual). After is done, put the oil fill cap back on and start up the car for 15-20 seconds. Then shut it down and read the oil dip stick. First remove the dip stick from its location, wipe it clean and introduce it and remove it again. Now you can read it properly. If the oil level shown on the dip stick is low add more oil.

Before draining the old oil from the oil tank you can remove the oil fill cap. This way the old oil will drain out faster.

Please read the user manual before buying the necessary products and starting the procedure.

2 thoughts on “Engine oil change and oil filter replacement on a 2008-2014 Chevrolet Cruze

  1. Hi
    I have a Chev Cruze 1.6LS 80KW, 2011 model with vin no. KL1PJ5E65BK044175 from South Africa.
    If possible can you indicate where the oil filter is. I can’t see it from the top and have not taken it over a pit yet to see from underneath.


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