Originally Posted by Cpanthers85
What makes it "high pressure"? Educate me.
Thicker canister. Needed when the '09 Z06 and ZR1 went to a high volume/ high pressure pump.... if the motor was hammered on when cold could really make some high pressures.
As stated below in the info, the UPF48R can be used on a PF48 application, internals identical..... but a waste of money if you don't have an '09+ LS7/9.
The LS3/L99 will never have oil pressures anywhere near the burst spec of a PF48 (which is 5X's the engines normal pressure)
Again, pays to read the owners manual to avoid wasting money.
"GM Powertrain has released a new oil filter for the 2009 Corvette. The new design UltraguardTM Gold UPF48R oil filter will be used on the following OEM applications:
"Z06 - LS7 7.0L and ZR1 - LS9 6.2L
"According to GM, this filter was designed with the following in mind: With the addition of piston oil cooling nozzles and other unique lubrication system requirements, a new design dual-rotor oil pump is required for the LS9 application. The new design oil pump produces greater volume and higher system oil pressure. To meet those requirements, a new oil filter with higher BURST strength is required.
"The UltraguardTM Gold UPF48R filter (U is for Ultra and R is for Racing) is black in color, has a thicker exterior shell and can be identified as GM part number 12626224. The internal components are the same in both the UPF48R and the PF48 oil filters. The UPF48R can be used in applications where the PF48 is specified.
"GM requires the UPF48R for the LS9 application and is also used for the LS7 application as both engines are built at GMs Wixom Engine Performance Build Center."
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The 3.6L direct injection V6 LFX engine was first introduced in 2012 in the Chevy Camaro as a replacement of the LLT motor. A redesigned cylinder head, integrated exhaust manifold, and composite manifold helped bumped up the power to 323HP as compared to the 312HP of the LLT. The LFX also sports dual overhead cams, variable valve timing, and E85 capability.
This article covers the standard procedure of how to change the oil in the 3.6L V6 LFX engine in a 2012 Chevy Camaro 2LT model.
Step by Step Instructions
Draining the Oil
With your car properly secured on jackstands or ramps (remember to set your E-brake!), slide under the car and locate the drain plug on the bottom of the oil pan. Wipe off and remove any grime, dirt, or residual greases built up around the plug. You don't want any contaminants to enter the oil pan that could cause problems down the road.
Using a socket wrench, loosen the drain plug (remember "lefty loosey, righty tighty"). Before you go all the way of removing the plug, have your oil catch container ready and in position for the waterfall of black gold that is about to flow.
Let the oil drain completely out to the point where you dont see a continuous flow coming from the pan. Take a moment to clean the drain plug off of oil and any grime. Once the flow of oil has stopped (it may still drip...you wont ever get 100% of the oil out), screw the drain plug back into the oil pan by hand taking care not to cross thread the bolt. Once you have the drain plug back in (you can go ahead and move your oil catch container now), make sure tighten it but not over torque it. Around 18 lb-ft of torque is enough.
At this point, you are done with the underside of the car. Get everything out from under the car (oil catch container, rag, tools, etc.) Time to move topside.
Removing the Oil Filter
The design of the V6 LFX has the oil filter located on top of the motor next to the intake manifold. Rather than a canister type filter that screws into the block, the LFX engine utilizes a cartridge type filter, so changing it is quite clean and easy.
If you vehicle has an engine cover, you need to remove it which is quick and easy. Simply start with unscrewing the cap on the oil filler neck and set it aside. Grabbing one corner of the cover, start to pull upwards (you dont need to exert Hulk force). You should hear it unsnap from its connection points. Follow around until the cover is free and set it aside.
With the engine cover removed, the oil cartridge canister should now be visible. Using the 24mm socket, loosen the top of the oil filter housing. The oil filter should come off with it. *Tip - If you dont have a 24mm or 15/16" socket, a crescent wrench can be used. Take your time so you dont slip and round the corners of the housing.
With the top of the canister housing off, remove the used filter and let both drain. Clean off the housing and it's threads.
The new oil filter should have came with a new O-ring (the blue ring on the canister in Step 4 picture). Remove the old O-ring and replace with the new O-ring.
Replacing the Oil Filter
Now you're ready to put everything back together. Using some oil to lub up the oil ring around the upper housing piece, insert the new filter into the top piece.
With the new filter in place, screw the top piece of the canister housing back on. Careful not to cross-thread and strip the housing! Once snug, tighten the housing to around 18.5 lb-ft of torque.
Feeding the Monster
With your oil drained (and drain plug back in) and a new filter installed, it's time to refill your car's heart with some new amber blood.
Insert the funnel into the oil fill neck and begin to pour the new oil back in taking your time not to spill it. 6 quarts later, your engine's belly should be nice and full.
Double check your oil level by pulling out the dipstick and wiping it off. Now, reinsert it and pull it back out. Wait, why did I just pull it out, clean it and put it back in only to pull it back out? This is to make sure you're seeing an accurate reading on the dip stick with the new oil and not from the leftover dirty oil.
At this point, you can reinstall your engine cover. Just line it back up and give it a bit of pressure and you should hear it pop back into place. You're ready for burnouts!
Bonus step: When you're changing your oil at a friend's house and using his tools/equipment, be sure to make sure everything is back in its place and/or secured. I did this oil change at HowTune developer Ian Turgeon's house and he left out the part where his used oil container slowly leaks out of the cap. I got this picture a day later when he walked out into the garage and was slapped in the face with the aroma of used Mobil 1. Sorry Ian!
Resetting the Oil Life Indicator
Press the option button on the DIC until ENGINE OIL MONITOR appears on the DIC screen.
Press the set/reset button to reset the system. The next screen indicates that the CHANGE OIL SOON message has been reset. If the vehicle has the uplevel DIC, when the gauges button is pressed and the OIL LIFE REMAINING mode appears, it should read 100 percent OIL LIFE REMAINING.
Misc Sizes and Specs
- Oil Drain Plug - 15mm
- Oil Filter Canister Housing - 24mm (15/16" will sort of fit)
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Chevrolet Camaro V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
How to change the motor oil and replace the cartridge oil filter in a 5th generation 2010-2015 GM Chevy Camaro.
2014 Camaro LFX V6
SAE 5W-30 Oil
Twist Off Oil Filler Cap
Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Sonic, Impala, Traverse, Tahoe, Trax, SS, GMC Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, Enclave and the Holden Barina may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.
The tools and other items needed to complete this procedure include a floor jack, two jack stands, a 15mm socket with a 3/8" drive ratcheting wrench, a used oil catch container, an automotive funnel, a 24mm socket with a 1/2" drive ratcheting wrench, a flathead screwdriver, a new oil filter and 6 U.S quarts (or 5.7 liters) of new SAE 5W-30 oil.
A few compatible replacement cartridge style oil filters with their part numbers are as follows: ACDelco PF2130, Purolator L25274, K&N PS-7003, Wix 57090, Fram CH8765, Mobil 1 M1C-254, Pennzoil HPZ-55, Bosch 3474, Mann Filter ML 1044, Champ Labs P2129 and Mahle OX 399D.
Please verify the correct parts for your Camaro by using the Amazon Part Finder website. The correct oil filter may vary depending on the model year, trim level and engine type.
Pull Up Oil Dipstick
Raise Front of Vehicle
Silver Metal Oil Pan
Engage the emergency parking brake and chock both sides of the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving.
Open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap and pull up the oil dipstick an inch or two.
Removing the oil filler cap and pulling up the dipstick will help prevent a vacuum from forming and allow the old oil to drain out more quickly.
Raise the front of the vehicle and securely support it with the two jack stands.
Slide under the engine with the 15mm socket, 3/8" drive ratcheting wrench and a used oil catch basin.
Oil Drain Bolt
Loosen 15mm Drain Bolt
Drain Out Old Oil
Slide the used oil catch container to just below the oil drain bolt.
Loosen the oil drain bolt by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 15mm socket and 3/8" drive ratcheting wrench.
Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt since the old oil may still be hot enough to burn your fingers.
Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to an occasional drip.
Tighten Drain Bolt Clockwise
Lower Vehicle From Stands
Lift Off Plastic Engine Cover
Spin in the oil drain bolt in the clockwise direction and tighten it with the 15mm socket to just past hand tight or about 20-25 ft-lbs of torque.
Double check that the oil drain bolt is tight before moving on to the next steps.
Lower the vehicle from the jack stands by using the floor jack.
I found it easier to access the oil filler hole by lifting off the plastic engine cover.
Insert Automotive Funnel
Oil Filter Housing
Loosen Cap With 24mm
Locate the silver metal oil filter housing just below the oil filler hole and next to the positive terminal on the 12V car battery.
Loosen the oil filter housing cap by turning it counterclockwise with a 24mmsocket and a 1/2" drive ratcheting wrench.
Spin Out Oil Filter Cap
Remove Old Oil Filter
Remove Rubber Gasket
Pull the old oil filter out of the metal cap and discard it.
I recommend buying the Mobil 1 M1C-254oil filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.
Gently pry the old rubber o-ring gasket off the top of the threads on the oil filter cap.
Lubricate the new rubber o-ring with some new SAE 5W-30 oil and then install on to the filter cap.
Oil Filter Housing
Replace Oil Filter Cap
24mm Tighten Clockwise
Spin on the oil filter cap in the clockwise direction to about 1/4 to 1/3 turn past hand tight.
Check that the filter cap is tight by turning it clockwise with the 24mm socket and 1/2" drive ratcheting wrench.
Funnel In Oil Filler Hole
Pour In New Oil
Replace Oil Filler Cap
Only pour in about 5 to 5.5 quarts of new SAE 5W-30 oil in to the engine.
It is far better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to overfill it.
Running an engine that has been overfilled with oil may cause damage to seals, gaskets or other components.
Temporarily replace the oil filter cap and push down the oil dipstick.
Check Dipstick Oil Level
Push On Plastic Engine Cover
Engine Oil Changed
Pull the oil dipstick out, wipe it clean, re-insert it and pull it out again to check the oil level.
If necessary, slow pour in more oil until and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick until it reaches just at or below the upper dot at the end of the dipstick.
Lower the plastic engine cover down in to place.
To reset the oil life display on your Camaro, follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the "On/Run" position but do not start the engine.
2. Fully press down the accelerator pedal 3 times within 5 seconds.
3. The "Change Engine Oil Soon" message should have disappeared.
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Oil for camaro V6
The best oil to use on a 2010, 2011 and 2012 V6 is the same oil recommended by GM for the V8 - Mobil 1 5W-30. Mobil 1 oil has been specially designed for GM LS family of engines. Heavy weight oils and higher viscosity oils are not recommended as they increase oil pressure (damaging seals) and they take more time and effort to circulate and lubricate the engine parts.
For example, the LS6 block has more efficient oiling passages than the LS1 block. Back in 2001, my friend started to use other synthetic oil on his camaro SS (LS1). In a few years, some of the seals are leaking. Royal Purple and AMSOIL make good systhetic oil also. But if you pour them into a glass beaker, you will notice that for the same 5W-30, Mobil 1 5W-30 is the thinnest, as noted by other members of this forum. Unlike the old days, all the modern 5W-30 or 5W-20 synthetic oils does not break down with combustion chamber temperature up to 235+ degree celsius. The Mobil 1 oil has high sulfated ash content as determined by ASTM testing method - a high degree of detergents to dissolve sludge, etc. With all that said, I am sticking with Mobil 1 5W-30.
With that said, I am sticking with Mobil 1 5W-30.