The best way to find a high quality book is to find what the experts are using. With the internet, you can type a subject like Camaro restoration book into the Amazon search box. You can also Google it and follow the links, which will take you to various forums and websites. Chevrolet by the Numbers, by Alvin Colvin, is the best book I have ever found for Chevrolet part numbers, Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN), trim tags, and model ID. The book is an easy read, with chapters designated to the different components. Again, I used this process in my quest to purchase a rare Camaro. Just Google the car you are looking for and follow the links. The best resources will be obvious.
Another factor to consider is the mileage of the vehicle. When performing an oil change on higher mileage engines, you may want to go with something like a 15W-40 or 20W-50 grade, as clearance between various engine components will be larger than that found in a low mileage vehicle.
Bolting on a set of performance exhaust headers may seem like a daunting task, but it is a fairly straightforward installation. As long as you have the right tools, a sturdy baldosas hidraulicas, and some experience under the hood, you should have no problems. Of course, having a buddy around to lend a hand always helps. If you are concerned about installing your performance exhaust headers on your own, most garages and muffler shops can do the work for you.
Transmissions don’t usually have drain plugs, so this one can be messy. A tip is to leave a couple of bolts on one side of the pan so it’s easy to control when you crack the gasket seal to drain. You have to remove the entire pan to drain the fluid.
Lock-grip pliers-These are also known as vice-grip pliers. You will use these to grab and hold nuts and bolts. They also come in handy when you need to turn a nut or bolt that has lost its hexagonal shape. This type of bolt head can’t be turned with a ranch or ratchet because those tools can no longer get a grip on it. This is definitely a cool tool!
Also, avoid using cinder or wood blocks. It’s a bad idea since neither is reliable under stress. Both can crack, leaving the weight of your vehicle perched precariously above you.
We then remove the old filter. Use an oil filter wrench and turn the filter loose. Try to steer clear of the old liquid that might spill out. After this we finally get to put in the new oil. We first lubricate the rubber gasket at the end of the new filter. Then pour in the oil into the new filter. Fill up about two-thirds of it. A little more is okay but it might cause a spill when you screw it into place.
Obviously, you can always pay someone to do this maintenance task for you. Many drivers opt to have this performed in a shop not out of personal ineptitude, but rather for the convenience of driving it into a shop and driving out within half an hour. Whatever route you end up taking, you can always take a little pride away from it knowing that you’re contributing to the enhanced functionality and performance of your vehicle’s core components.