But if you checked it warm, it would show right on full because some of the oil was still up in the engine. The connecting rods have a new profile that enhances strength. Pretty much any reputable oil brand's Fully synthetic, Dexos approved oil is going to do a good job if you aren't trying to extend oil change intervals or something of that nature. Now that I have used these 4 free oil changes I now am doing my own services. They are very similar oils.
I had a Corvette with a 327 in it years ago, the above statement is true to how the Corvettes upper hose was, but not a 2004 pickup with a 5. If you have the controls on your steering wheel than all you have to do is push the button with the little gas pump logo on it until engine oil life and the % come up on the little screen, then hold down the arrow button lower right for 5 or so seconds and it will say oil life reset and it will go … back to 100% and it wont ding at you anymore. Oh, yes, we always change the timing belt on a xx,000 mile service, he said. My dealer says use 5W-20! The lightweight valves enable the engine to rev quickly and capably to greater than 6,000 rpm. The exhaust port shapes are optimized for the new valve locations, with new port opening locations at the manifold face. The vane phaser is actuated by hydraulic pressure and flow from engine oil, and managed by a solenoid that controls oil flow to the phaser.
They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Check fluid level and add fluid as needed. A rugged, large displacement engine is well suited to reliably providing this power and torque, year in and year out. Start your truck up and let it run for a minute. Here are some of the common issues complained about.
I use the same brand of oil in all of my other cars and motorcycles, so effectively I trust every thing I own to Royal Purple. If it does not, shut off the engine and make sure you put the new oil in. They are cheap and keep your hands clean. Pour in the proper amount and weight of oil. This helps reduce piston temperature, enabling the engine to maintain maximum horsepower and torque, and also reduces engine noise.
Place the jack stands under the frame so it is solid. Most everything I've found when searching relates back to 2013. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. I do know some folks that run 10W-30. For most Chevrolets, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand.
There are dozens of different styles but a simple strap type normally works well. Basically it's telling you that 0W20 is the minimal viscosity oil they can run and still adequately protect the engine throughout it's operating temperatures. It not only lubricates the internal engine parts but it also helps cool the engine and keep it clean. The transition takes less than 20 milliseconds and is virtually imperceptible. Maybe this is the same situation here. See engine oil on page 10-11. There is no need to drain the oil at this time, as this concern will not damage the engine nor affect operation.
Unless I turned up some info that convinced me otherwise. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. Maybe this is the same situation here. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Silverado 1500. Edited September 30, 2015 by Sooperdave I plan on doing my normal 15000 mile intervals with this '15 6. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Wonder why they went from 6 quarts to 8 quarts capacity from 2013 to 2014? The only difference is the 0w-20 will flow a little faster at cold startup, which in turn will give just a slight protection advantage over the 5w.
I run the 5W-30 in mine too. My 24 month, 24,000 mile factory scheduled maintenance is about to expire. My dealer says use 5W-20! Engine starting is also more consistent in all operating conditions. I'd say the problems, if any, will be down the road a few miles. Be sure the seal from the old filter did not remain stuck to the pan. A redesigned windage tray is also used with the Gen V engine, which features a new oil scraper design. It will be tight so you will need an oil filter wrench.
This is the problem with having the dealer change the oil. However I do find a little more peace to my soul with using Mobil 1 and changing at 7500 intervals. This enables improved high-speed valvetrain dynamic performance. This enhances performance and efficiency by improving oil flow control and bay-to-bay crankcase breathing. What is the consensus out there? Direct Injection The new EcoTec3 engines use direct fuel injection, which precisely meters fuel directly into the cylinders, to optimize combustion over a broad range of conditions. But since I get 5W30 cheap and I use it across the board this truck will be no different. This enhances both performance and fuel efficiency.
This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 5. Design of this advanced combustion system was optimized after thousands of hours of computational analysis, representing one of the most comprehensively engineered combustion systems ever developed by General Motors. Pro Tip You can buy an oil change kit when you get your oil and filter that includes a plastic container that catches the oil, an oil filter wrench, a funnel, and rags to clean up with. An electronically controlled throttle is mounted to the intake manifold. But that only recommend you could really use any kind of Oil as long as it the same weight as the cap says. They went to a light weight oil but also a synthetic blend. Step 2 — Remove oil pan drain plug The drain plug is on the side of the oil pan at the bottom.