Common questions

How many quarts of oil does a 2008 Chevy Silverado take?

How many quarts of oil does a 2008 Chevy Silverado take?

6 quarts
Capacity: 6 quarts (with filter)After refill check oil level.

How much oil does a 2008 5.3 Vortec take?

6 quarts (with filter)After refill check oil level.

Is there a solution for 5.3 GM engine burning oil?

While having performance affecting flaws in your vehicle can be frustrating, know that there are solutions for the 5.3 GM engine burning oil that can keep your pickup running smooth (and don’t require you to start shopping for that brand new Sierra ).

How much oil should I put in my GM Sierra?

First off, the General Motors standard for acceptable oil usage in the Sierra is 0.946 liter every 3200 km. If you notice that your truck is regularly running above that (or it just feels high to you) it’s can never hurt to make an appointment at your local shop for an oil consumption test.

How often should I change the oil in my Silverado?

My 2013 Silverado it wants me to change the oil at ~8200 miles. Since I run Mobil 1 that is a reasonable figure. My girlfriend has a 2013 Malibu with the 2.5L engine. She bought the 3 years scheduled maintenance from the dealer and they want her to come back and change the oil and filter every 4K miles.

What kind of oil goes in a 5.3L truck?

That’s what went in Our Truck, Valvoline Premium 5W-30, and the PF48 AC Filter. The Dealer won’t notice the Difference! thanks Matt thats what I figured I was just wanting some opinions.

What kind of oil do I use on my Silverado?

If this is a new Silverado (’10 or ’11) then a free oil change at the dealer is a no-brainer. They are *required* to use Dexos1-labeled oil. Dexos1 is specified as a full PAO synthetic 5W-30, and will likely be Mobil1.

What kind of oil does a GM engine use?

PAO is a Gr IV base stock, the most expensive and in short supply globally. The new dexos1™ synthetic blend engine oil is required for use in all GM gasoline engines beginning with the 2011 model year. dexos1 is also compatible with all 2010 model year and older gasoline engines in GM vehicles.

Is it safe to put synthetic oil in my older GM Truck?

If you drive your truck daily, the resiliency of synthetic oil makes it safe to push a few thousand miles past your suggested oil change mileage. Even if you drive only occasionally, it’s still a good idea to use synthetic oil because conventional oil will start to break down much earlier, even when not in use.

When did GM change 5.3 liter V8 engine?

GM redesigned its 5.3-liter V8 engine after the 2014 model year, using redesigned piston rings and adding a shield to deflect oil away from the piston skirts. The newer versions of the engine also feature an oil level sensor and new valve covers. Vehicles involved in this class action were all built between 2010 and 2014.

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