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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Change 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.6 crewcab

I have been paying the dealer 80 dollars to change the oil, they recommended every 6000 Miles. I am going to start doing it myself.

I am using dealer oil, anybody know what kind that is?

IS there a better kind to recommend, I don't want to use synthetic?, If I change oil brank, do I just fill it with the different oil or do I need to flush it or something?



How much oil do I need?



What is the recommended oil filter?


How often should I be changing the oil?


Any information is appreciated.
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I change my oil and fuel filter every 5-6,000 miles. I use 10 quarts of Delo 400. I buy three gallons at a time in a box from Costco, and usually purchase my Baldwin oil filter and Parker fuel filter only from Performance Truck Products. He's on this forum, or you can go to their website. Also, there is a bunch of great dealers on here, i just have personally used PTP so that's why i would recommended them. Again, I use Delo, its not a synthetic, just a great heavy duty motor oil that we use in our big trucks so I can't see why it wouldn't be good enough for my pickup. You can get as crazy as you want with oils and synthetics, as for "dealership" oil, I couldn't tell you what it is, I'm sure its something like Delo 400. Hope this helps.

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80 bucks wow man oil is the easiest thinmg in the world to change 16mm socket and a let it rip and a hell of a grip on the oil filter and ur golden i just change mine with mobil1 delvac for under 35bucks

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also oil is oil man as long as u buy name brand stuff ur fine they all do the same thing no need to waste ur money on the super expensive stuff if all u do is drive from point a to b if u race ur truck thats one thing but just buy name brand stuff i have ran all that expensive stuff royal purple, amsol, red line, they all do the same thing imo now i buy whatever is on sale .i will say it again oil is oil...........

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The way I see it... if you spent that much for a truck and you want to have it last as long as it should... might as well pay to take care of it. I use Rotella T6 syn. fluid, NAPA gold oil filter. 3 gallons and a filter. You should change fuel filter every other oil change as well, just wanna add that in.

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I have been paying the dealer 80 dollars to change the oil, they recommended every 6000 Miles. I am going to start doing it myself.

I am using dealer oil, anybody know what kind that is?

IS there a better kind to recommend, I don't want to use synthetic?, If I change oil brank, do I just fill it with the different oil or do I need to flush it or something?



How much oil do I need?

10 qts


What is the recommended oil filter?

If you are staying away from synthetics most use Rotella or Delo. 15W-40 unless you live in a climate that gets extremely cold then you might consider 5W-40 in the winter.


How often should I be changing the oil?

OEM is about 7500 miles


Any information is appreciated.
How much oil do I need?

10 qts


What is the recommended oil filter?

If you are staying away from synthetics most use Rotella or Delo. 15W-40 unless you live in a climate that gets extremely cold then you might consider 5W-40 in the winter.


How often should I be changing the oil?

OEM is about 7500 miles
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I use mobile 1 synthetic, the oil cost about $50, then you gotta get the filter, change it myself. It would be almost $100 to get it changed here at the store.

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i get mine changed at the dealers at there expense, all i have to do is pay the tax on 90.00 .+ i change it every 3000,because thats when they tell me to come back,lol, they try to sell me a new car every time igo there so i wont be able to get the free oil changes
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I've spent $60 in a filter and oil before, in reality $ 20 for labor is pretty good. from a dealer, they probably lube it also.

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This might be a stupid question... but I'm gonna ask it anyways.
On my buddies 05' to reset the oil life % he says he turns his truck off, puts ignition on, and presses the brake pedal three times and it resets to 100%

Tried it and it doesn't work. How many miles or hours is that 100% based on?

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