Tag Archives: chevrolet

Test driving a Chevy Volt! [updated]

2012.03 UPDATE: I had the opportunity to take a more extensive test drive, here are some photos of the Volt taken during the drive… 2011.10.15 UPDATE: I was finally able to test drive the Chevrolet Volt and I came away very impressed. I will be posting full impressions soon! This is a photo of the Volt that I drove… Original post: I am very intrigued by the Chevy Volt. The all electric capability (with gas generator backup) is particularly appealing

Changing the oil and oil filter on a Chevy Avalanche [updated for 2013]

Today I changed the oil on our 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche for the first time. A few notes on the process: the oil drain plug (bolt) is located horizontally (sideways), not vertically (downward) like I’m used to. the drain plug uses a 15mm wrench to re-tighten the drain plug, I used 18 ft/lbs torque (the recommendations I found called for between 15-20 ft/lbs) the oil filter is surprisingly small access to the oil filter is generally good, but clearance is tight. most oil