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I am new to forums and posting. Also new to my 2007 Solstice.
I need to know where the oil filter is. Can you figure that? I've been changing my oil for many years, my face is red over this question.
Thanks for your help.
Bob
 

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Yep, it takes a inch and a quarter socket to remove it. very easy and best of all, no mess. welcome aboard.
 

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There are people who have been active on this forum since 2005 and have a wealth of knowledge about our cars. Feel free to ask any question when you have one. You may get some kidding but you will always get an answer.

Welcome to our gang.:thumbs:
 

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Make sure to use wd40 or some sort of light lubricant on the threads and replacement gasket before putting it back in. Don't want to make it impossible to get off the next time.
 

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Oh Bob, Bob, Bob. The members here are evil mean wicked bad and nasty. Oh sure, they're going to come across as helpful, but it's all an evil ploy to drag you into their unbreakable habits and time sucking addiction to this little car.

Translated that means:

Welcome to the forum Bob! We look forward to helping you in any way to increase your enjoyment of your car!
 

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Welcome to the forum and feel free to ask away!
 

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Bob, welcome to the gang. You'll find everyone very helpful and well versed in the ways of these vehicles. I've had mine only 5 months and I've found answers to any question I could possibly ask. This is a great group of folks!
Enjoy your new ride!:thumbs:
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Welcome to this forum. Don't worry about asking for technical help from this forum about your solstice. The oil filter is located at the top of engine area near the firewall and it is like cartridge styled. However you can also get help from the user manuals by just simply downloading it.
 

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Welcome Bob..... One little side note. I don't know if you have a GXP or not... But they REQUIRE Mobil1 full synthetic oil. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use conventional oil in them!! If you have a GXP and you use conventional oil, you will be replacing your turbo in 500 miles.
 

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Welcome Bob..... One little side note. I don't know if you have a GXP or not... But they REQUIRE Mobil1 full synthetic oil. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use conventional oil in them!! If you have a GXP and you use conventional oil, you will be replacing your turbo in 500 miles.
That's a bit of an over simplification.

The turbos are water cooled. While they are running, no harm comes to the centre bearings.

If you idle them down before shutting them off no harm comes to the bearings.

If you end a hard run (say, up the hill to your house) and then kill the engine before idling a bit, the oil may get hot enough to cause ash formation in the bearing, which definitely will damage it in pretty quick order.

GMs answer to this was to specify a synthetic oil with excellent anti-ashing qualities. Other cars run such things as 'turbo savers' that hold a small reservoir of cool oil that runs through the bearing after shut down - no synthetic needed in that case.

You CAN run a turbo engine for years without any damage if you know what you are doing. GM (rightly) assumed that people are too dumb to do that so they mandated synthetic oil to avoid warranty claims (they could have gone the oil reservoir route but that would have been a production cost to them, whereas the synthetic oil is all paid for by the buyer of the car).
 

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well, that's good to know bill. however, the required weight of oil our cars use only comes in synthetic. our scion uses a 0w15 and only has about 90hp. it would be fine on conventional oil but there's no such thing so I think as long as you buy the recemmended weight, you'll be ok as it's a synthetic weight. so you can't go wrong there.
 

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And you don't have to use Mobil 1. As long as it meets GM #### cant remember the number you will be fine. I know Pennzoil meets it and a few others do too.
 

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well, that's good to know bill. however, the required weight of oil our cars use only comes in synthetic. our scion uses a 0w15 and only has about 90hp. it would be fine on conventional oil but there's no such thing so I think as long as you buy the recemmended weight, you'll be ok as it's a synthetic weight. so you can't go wrong there.
You can still get 5-30 in conventional oil so make sure you are getting full synthetic and if you can't tell look at the back of the jug, it has to say GM **** compatible. I don't remember the 4 digits but if it doesn't say it don't use it or you could have a warranty issue on your hands. And there are two different four digit codes so make sure you know the right code.

As mentioned above non synthetic won't kill your engine or turbo if operated correctly but stick with synthetic.

Plus, welcome to the forum. Great bunch of people here.
 
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