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Solved: How to change the oil and filter in a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD?


In order to change the oil and filter in a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD, how many quarts of oil are required, and is a fully synthetic blend necessary? Additionally, what size wrench and socket would be necessary to remove the bolt? Finally, how can the oil life be reset?


Firstlt, get a bucket which large enough to fit beneath the car. There will be a screw located under the car that needs to be unscrewed. Unscrew it, make sure the bucket is situated underneath. Once the screw has been removed, the old oil should begin to drain. Allow some time for the old oil to fully drain, then securely screw back in. Carefully remove the bucket to avoid any oil spiling, as this could potentially contaminate the environment.

It is necessary to fill the tank with an amount of fresh oil that is equal to or greater than the amount already in the bucket. There will be a measuring stick with a minimum and maximum marking. The oil should be added until it reaches the maximum marking, but should not exceed it. It is important to take multiple measurements, as it can take time for the fresh oil to settle in the tank. Before reinserting the measuring stick, it is important to ensure that any oil residue has been cleared off with a cloth in order to ensure accurate readings. Refer to the vehicle’s manual for the recommended oil type.

Ensure that the old oil is disposed of in an appropriate and certified location. In addition, as you will need to get underneath the car for this task, take necessary precautions to avoid any potential injuries. Make sure that you have adequate headroom for this purpose. Given that car workshops are equipped with the necessary expertise and infrastructure, it is recommended that you have them perform your oil change. Generally, this process is relatively straightforward and should not incur significant costs.

Please watch the below video for tips on what tools and materials are necessary for changing the oil and filter for a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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