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I have a 2021 gmc 1500 with the 6.2 gas motor.

 

i have had 2 times in 7-8 oil changes where my oil filter has come loose. The only way I notice it is when it rains and I have a slight oil slick in my driveway.

 

2 different shops did the work. The 1 st time it happened it was at a crappy shop and I lost at least 2 quarts. The filter was about 1/2 way off

 

today I noticed it and the filter just needed tightening up and a 2/3 quart. The filter on it is the right filter for the truck. A honest shop did the last oil change.

 

has anybody ever seen anything like this? Could it been something with where my filter connects to the truck?

 

I am going to change my own oil next time I am at my camp and see if there are 2 O rings behind the filter or something else I can’t see.

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It's happened to me twice.  I also have the 6.2.  2 different dealerships were the culprit.  Their techs failed to tighten the oil filter.  Both times I had to tighten the oil filter.  Now that I'm out of warranty due to time and mileage I do my own oil changes.  Both times the problem had nothing to do with a gasket getting left on when removing the old filter. 

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If you are going to a quick lube shop you are lucky if they use the right filter much less install it correctly.   Use a quality oil filter and oil.

 

i provide my own oil and filter (full synthetic oil and filter).  During the winter  I go to a dealer and pay the $25 or so labor charge they want to do the oil change.   
 

otherwise i change my own oil and filter

 

Never ever had a loose filter or one halfway off.   If it was really half off you would have dumped way more than 2 quarts in less than a minute or 2 and experienced a drop in oil pressure and seen your dash light up like a Christmas tree…

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I used a valvoline quick lube or dealership. With the internet you can check the performance of each. It would have to be on purpose to install one wrong. The act of putting one on doesn’t require much brain power to turn it the minimum 1/4 turn after contact. Most probably turn at least 1/2 turn more. If you bounce around instead of building a relationship with a service center. You’re just asking for trouble. They can’t hardly blame another if they’re the only one. 

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7 hours ago, Alabama said:

I have a 2021 gmc 1500 with the 6.2 gas motor.

 

i have had 2 times in 7-8 oil changes where my oil filter has come loose. The only way I notice it is when it rains and I have a slight oil slick in my driveway.

 

2 different shops did the work. The 1 st time it happened it was at a crappy shop and I lost at least 2 quarts. The filter was about 1/2 way off

 

today I noticed it and the filter just needed tightening up and a 2/3 quart. The filter on it is the right filter for the truck. A honest shop did the last oil change.

 

has anybody ever seen anything like this? Could it been something with where my filter connects to the truck?

 

I am going to change my own oil next time I am at my camp and see if there are 2 O rings behind the filter or something else I can’t see.

  Mistakes happen but twice is terrible. I have been a mechanic most of my lIfe. You stated that you had a "crappy" shop do it the first time so now you should know better. Now don`t you guys give me any sh*t but I cant stand changing my own oil anymore so I only go to a dealership for an oil change. That's just me. If you can change your own oil don't let anyone else touch your truck and always rotate your tires.

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I like that the dealership gives you a print out of a check list on all maintenance items. The valvoline quick lube place I recently started using was a result of getting vehicles inspected there. I watched them do several oil changes while waiting to get my truck inspected. Over several visits. I have 4 vehicles. The only service I did lately was transmission fluid change on the odyssey. I took 4 over a couple weeks to get done. I was so easy I’ll probably do it again yearly. The Honda dealership I use has full length glass separating the waiting area to the service area with a full length bar and stools to watch. The dealer maintenance is a gateway to keeping customers coming back for additional work needed. The shop I used other than the dealership was first class. I mostly used them for modifications and exhaust after I didn’t want to do it myself anymore. Their hourly rate was similar to the dealership. The difference was where they bought parts. With vehicles lasting longer and my desire to reach the second 100K miles. I have no problem using the dealer. After all the second 100K miles is with a paid off vehicle for most people. So using the manufacturer parts should be a no brainer. So even though I use the valvoline quick lube place for some oil changes. My vehicles see the dealership once a year for the maintenance check list. 

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I -try- to do my oil changes myself. If it so happens that the interval will fall mid-winter when it's cold, off to the private mechanic (not for the Camaro as that's a warm-weather only car anyhow). I bring him my oil and filter, he installs it and does a tire rotation at the same time. Costs me about $50 in labor. I do similar for differential fluids and trans fluids on the wife's car.

 

I will utilize the 'free' oil change for the truck, but the dealer won't touch my truck otherwise unless it's for warranty work.

 

 

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If they left the gasket from the old filter it would leak a lot. It wouldn't seal. Don't ask me how I know.

If I had my oil changed by any body I would ask them to check it or do it myself before I left.

Best answer is do it yourself.

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Happened to me 2x 2020 6.2 liter, dealership both times, I have since been the only one doing the changes and using the same filter as the dealer, the DELCO one.

I have had zero issues and they blamed it on a bad batch of filters that GM had, I looked all over the web and saw nothing about a bad batch of filters.

Tech had earrings, tattoos on face and neck and dreads...LMAO what the hell could I expect.

Yes I am "that guy".

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If you had service on a Monday, the tech was probably still hung over or on the down side of a high from the weekend  😉

 

I take my own oil and filter to the dealership and pay the labor charge for the oil change during the winter months.  I stopped using the GM filters once my vehicle was out of warranty.   I purchase only American made full synthetic oil filters and provide the required amount of full synthetic oil.    If I were to suspect them of not using my oil I will request the empty oil containers back

The dealer is also the lowest cost place to do the tire rotation.  I put a paint mark on all 4 tires to make sure the rotation is done..... yes.. I am not a very trusting person... I paid too much for the truck.

 

My previous was a 5.3 gas 2004 Silverado which had over 250K miles when I purchased my 2019.

 

If GM were to go to a 10 year 100000 mile warranty like some foreign vehicle mfg, they I would trust them.    However with the relatively short warranties GM and Chevy have.. it seems they want the vehicle to break down

If Hyundai ever produces a pickup truck, I will be one of the first to purchase one because of the warranty.

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19 minutes ago, SteveP45 said:

If you had service on a Monday, the tech was probably still hung over or on the down side of a high from the weekend  😉

 

I take my own oil and filter to the dealership and pay the labor charge for the oil change during the winter months.  I stopped using the GM filters once my vehicle was out of warranty.   I purchase only American made full synthetic oil filters and provide the required amount of full synthetic oil.    If I were to suspect them of not using my oil I will request the empty oil containers back

The dealer is also the lowest cost place to do the tire rotation.  I put a paint mark on all 4 tires to make sure the rotation is done..... yes.. I am not a very trusting person... I paid too much for the truck.

 

My previous was a 5.3 gas 2004 Silverado which had over 250K miles when I purchased my 2019.

 

If GM were to go to a 10 year 100000 mile warranty like some foreign vehicle mfg, they I would trust them.    However with the relatively short warranties GM and Chevy have.. it seems they want the vehicle to break down

If Hyundai ever produces a pickup truck, I will be one of the first to purchase one because of the warranty.

 

Isn't the 10/100 warranty on those imports powertrain only? That isn't a major uplift from 5/60, especially in light of how much I've read about them find every possible way under the sun to deny coverage.

 

Hyundai Santa Cruz might be the 'gateway truck'.  :)

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4 minutes ago, ember1205 said:

 

Isn't the 10/100 warranty on those imports powertrain only? That isn't a major uplift from 5/60, especially in light of how much I've read about them find every possible way under the sun to deny coverage.

 

Hyundai Santa Cruz might be the 'gateway truck'.  :)

I’ve had 4 Hyundais the first an 05 Elantra my grandson now drives. I had a Genesis coupe, a Santa Fe and my wife drives an 11 Genesis sedan. It looks and drives as new. On all I paid a little extra to convert the warranty to 10-100 bumper to bumper. How good is their warranty? Couldn’t tell you, haven’t had a problem during the warranty. Would I buy another? Silly question.

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My wife has had Hyundai Santa  Fe since 2014.   The 2014 was totalled in 2018 when a UPS Freightliner blew a red light and totaled it by essentially ripping off the front end.   No injury to her (she was lucky).

 

so we replaced it with a new Santa Fe Sport 2.0T in 2018.

 

No problems with it whatsoever, but I am ****** in regards to doing oil and filter changes at or before they are due.  Also do other maintenance as needed (replacing the serpentine belts), etc.

I take it to the dealer for the oil and filter changes since the 2018 is a real pain in the butt unless you have a vehicle lift.

 

 

 

 

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