Chevy Cobalt Engine Damage After Oil Change- Service Bulletin
2006 Chevy Cobalt.
IS THERE ANY service bulletins ON THE 2.2 ECOTECH oil FILTER GASKET SEVERING, IF INSTALLED IMPROPERLY? The O ring gasket severed during install 2 weeks later ran out of oil causing a rod to throw,but the canister did not leak after oil change?
If the large O ring were to be cut or roll during installation, you would have an external oil leak right away. The small O ring on the tip of the filter being damaged would cause an oil pressure problem. The only bulletin stated that if there is low oil pressure after an oil change, inspect that O ring for damage caused by improper installation or incorrect filter.
Have had a few do this after people changed there own oil, or an oil change facility using a non-factory filter. Some of the cheap filters have had problems with this. Either because using the wrong filter, or it rips during installation. The bulletin states...
"Oil filter misapplication may cause abnormal engine noise or internal damage. Always utilize the most recent parts information to ensure the correct part number filter is installed when replacing oil filters. Do not rely on physical dimensions alone. Counterfeit copies of name brand parts have been discovered in some aftermarket parts systems. Always ensure the parts you install are from a trusted source. Improper oil filter installation may result in catastrophic engine damage. "
2010 Chevy Cobalt
Engine size = Not sure, best answer: v-4.
I have a 2010 Chevy Cobalt. I am not sure off hand when my last oil change was (other than not too long ago) but I do know I according to the sticker I am about 3,000 miles away from due. Now, there is a message that will not go away (starting tonight) that says change oil soon in the driver's side overhead. I have no idea why, and I know ultimately I will have to take it in to get checked out. I just want to know what might be causing this and how quickly I need to head towards my mechanic-- I have to get to work, but I need my car in order to do so. So, what's my time frame, and possible explanations?
Answer: Yes, very simple and nothing to worry about. The last time the oil was changed, they did not reset the oil life monitor system. Try this- with the key in the ON position, engine not running, press the gas pedal all the way to the floor very fast and then let go. Do this 3 times. Sort of "Stomp, stomp, stomp". That should reset the light. If not, look in your owners manual on how to use the information center or steering wheel control buttons.