Cadillac CTS engine oil capacity


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The Cadillac CTS is a luxury vehicle that comes in three body styles: sport sedan, coupe and sport wagon.

The engines of all three styles require the same type of synthetic oil.

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Cadillac CTS oil capacity and oil change interval

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
LY9 CTS 2.6 V6 4.8 l 5.07 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LP1 CTS 2.8 V6 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LA3 CTS 3.2 V6 4.8 l 5.07 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LY7 CTS 3.6 V6 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LS6 CTS-V 5.7 V8 6.2 l 6.55 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LS2 CTS-V 6.0 V8 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles

How to change the motor oil in Cadillac CTS 2003-2007

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Oil Filter Wrench 
  7. Oil Funnel 
  8. 13 mm Socket 
  9. 24 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Cadillac CTS
    Bestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High resistance to viscosity and thermal breakdown; Helps to fight volatility burn-off to minimize engine deposits and exhaust emissions
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Castrol 03102 GTX High Mileage 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    For cars with over 75,000 miles; Helps prevent catalytic converter and emission system failure
    $18.92
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks; Extra wear protection helps prevent future engine wear
    $17.47

Cadillac CTS 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
LF1 CTS 3.0 V6 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LY7 CTS 3.6 V6 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LLT CTS 3.6 V6 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LFX CTS 3.6 V6 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LSA CTS-V 6.2 V8 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles

How to change the engine oil and replace the oil filter in Cadillac CTS 2008-2013

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Oil Filter Wrench 
  7. Oil Funnel 
  8. 13 mm Socket 
  9. 24 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Cadillac CTS
    Bestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High resistance to viscosity and thermal breakdown; Helps to fight volatility burn-off to minimize engine deposits and exhaust emissions
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Castrol 03102 GTX High Mileage 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    For cars with over 75,000 miles; Helps prevent catalytic converter and emission system failure
    $18.92
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks; Extra wear protection helps prevent future engine wear
    $17.47

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Cadillac CTS oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
LTG Ecotec CTS 2.0 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LGX CTS 3.6 V6 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LFX CTS 3.6 V6 5.7 l 6.02 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LF3 CTS 3.6 V6 Twin Turbo 6.6 l 6.97 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles
LT4 CTS-V 6.2 V8 9.5 l 10.04 US Quarts / Filter: n/a 5W-30 0W-30 12 months or every 10000 km or 6000 miles

How to do an oil change in Cadillac CTS 2014-2019

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Oil Filter Wrench 
  7. Oil Funnel 
  8. 15 mm Wrench 
  9. 24 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Cadillac CTS
    Bestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High resistance to viscosity and thermal breakdown; Helps to fight volatility burn-off to minimize engine deposits and exhaust emissions
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Castrol 03102 GTX High Mileage 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    For cars with over 75,000 miles; Helps prevent catalytic converter and emission system failure
    $18.92
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks; Extra wear protection helps prevent future engine wear
    $17.47

Check engine oil levels regularly. Unscrew and pull out the dipstick (look for a yellow loop handle), and examine it. Before checking the oil, shut off the engine and allow the vehicle to set for a few minutes to allow oil to drain into the oil pan.

The Cadillac Oil Life Monitor (OLM) system is not a simple oil quality sensor, but a software based, algorithm driven device that takes into account various operating conditions of the engine to determine when the oil needs changing.

Certain driving habits can affect the life of the oil, as well as driving conditions such as temperature and driving terrain. Lighter, more moderate driving conditions and temperature will require less frequent oil changes and maintenance, while more severe driving conditions will require more frequent oil changes and maintenance.

Last update on 2019-12-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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