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Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil.
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Chevy Cobalt Engine Oil Capacity
|Engine Oil Capacity with Filter|
|2.2L L4 and 2.4L L4 Engines||5.0 qt (4.7L)||SAE 5W-30, SAE 0W-30|
Engine oil meets GM Standard GM6094M and displays the American Petroleum Institute Certified for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol.
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|Engine||Oil Capacity with Filter||Oil type|
|2.0L L4 Engine||4.7L (5.0 qt)||SAE 5W-30, SAE 0W-30|
|2.2L L4 Engine||4.7L (5.0 qt)||SAE 5W-30, SAE 0W-30|
If in an area of extreme cold, where the temperature falls below −20°F (−29°C), use either an SAE 5W-30 synthetic oil or an SAE 0W-30 engine oil. Both provide easier cold starting for the engine at extremely low temperatures. Always use an oil that meets the required specification, GM6094M. See “What Kind of Engine Oil to Use” for more information.
What to Do with Used Oil
Used engine oil contains certain elements that can be unhealthy for your skin and could even cause cancer. Do not let used oil stay on your skin for very long. Clean your skin and nails with soap and water, or a good hand cleaner. Wash or properly dispose of clothing or rags containing used engine oil. See the manufacturer’s warnings about the use and disposal of oil products.
Used oil can be a threat to the environment. If you change your own oil, be sure to drain all the oil from the filter before disposal. Never dispose of oil by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into sewers, or into streams or bodies of water. Instead, recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of used oil, ask your dealer/retailer, a service station, or a local recycling center for help.