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Oil Change

Postby lewbank [OP] » May 29 2012, 4:24pm

I am at the point where I need to do the first oil change on my new 2012 Sierra with the 5.3L. How much oil does the 5.3L require? Also does anyone have any personal preference on oil brands and filters?
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Re: Oil Change

Postby tcarr25 » May 29 2012, 4:30pm

It takes 6 quarts. I use mobil 1 full synthetic and a napa gold filter. Avoid fram on your filter choice.
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Re: Oil Change

Postby Mr. Horsepower » May 29 2012, 5:02pm

tcarr25 wrote:It takes 6 quarts. I use mobil 1 full synthetic and a napa gold filter. Avoid fram on your filter choice.


Ditto.
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Re: Oil Change

Postby RNGRDVE » May 29 2012, 5:10pm

I use Mobil One and A/C Delco filter, but I work for a company that sells A/C Delco.
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Re: Oil Change

Postby SLCCHEVY » May 29 2012, 5:40pm

I use Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5W-30, I buy 6 quarts and usually 5.5 quarts fills it up. You can get this at Walmart, it is Mobile 1's best synthetic oil.

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and I use K&N oil filters
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check this link out, you can get the k&n oil filter for $7.99 (which includes shipping). This is for a 1500 5.3l V8 Normally these filters are $15-20 at the local auto parts store.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-N-Engineering ... 1657wt_992

This is the link to K&N's website where you can verify which filter will fit your truck
http://www.knfilters.com/
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Re: Oil Change

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Re: Oil Change

Postby Willfull04 » May 29 2012, 6:23pm

Everyone's got an opinion on this but from reading other threads here on the same topic Mobile 1 and Amsoil seem to be the favorite oils while Wix, ACDelco and Amsoil round out the top filters. Stick with those and you cant go wrong...unless you dont put in enough oil or forget to put the oil plug back in or something, haha.
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Re: Oil Change

Postby #32 » May 29 2012, 6:36pm

Have you haven't already looked into AMSoil, it is worth checking out.
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Re: Oil Change

Postby VORTEC429 » Jun 06 2012, 5:09am

I got free oil changes when i baught mine. I use the GM blend synthetic oil.
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Re: Oil Change

Postby lewbank [OP] » Jun 06 2012, 2:33pm

I picked up Quaker State Ultimate Durability Full Synthetic (40% off regular price) and used a Wix filter.
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