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Cole74

2017 Silverado 1500 Oil and Filter

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I just bought my 2017 Silverado 1500 5.3l a few months ago and I'm coming up on an oil change. I used Valvoline Oil and a Wix filter on my 06 2500hd, but didn't know if I should use something different on this new truck. Just wondering what everyone is using and ideas on what's best. 

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17 minutes ago, Cole74 said:

I just bought my 2017 Silverado 1500 5.3l a few months ago and I'm coming up on an oil change. I used Valvoline Oil and a Wix filter on my 06 2500hd, but didn't know if I should use something different on this new truck. Just wondering what everyone is using and ideas on what's best. 

Colt,

 

First off welcome to the site!

 

Second, you just opened a HUGE can of Worms...  LOL

The Oil Brand debate rings on as much as which truck brand you prefer.

 

Now...... my opinion:  Any Dexos Approved 0w 20 will do the job.

Some here recommend and swear by Amsoil which is probably a great Oil but on the expensive side.

Growing up, my Dad was convinced all brands were snake oil except for Quaker State.

I personally run the Mobil 1 in my Sierra and it does the job at an affordable price.

 

In closing my honest opinion is not so much that you should go with a particular brand but rather

change your oil/filter as recommended.

Cleaner Oil will benefit you more down the road than oil brand :thumbs:

 

Oh and on a side note, Amazon Basics Full Synthetic Scores high on Project Farms Youtube channel.

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Close the thread before the opinions fly in lol.

 

Do a little reading, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about oil.

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YIKES!!

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10 hours ago, Sierra Dan said:

Colt,

 

First off welcome to the site!

 

Second, you just opened a HUGE can of Worms...  LOL

The Oil Brand debate rings on as much as which truck brand you prefer.

 

Now...... my opinion:  Any Dexos Approved 0w 20 will do the job.

Some here recommend and swear by Amsoil which is probably a great Oil but on the expensive side.

Growing up, my Dad was convinced all brands were snake oil except for Quaker State.

I personally run the Mobil 1 in my Sierra and it does the job at an affordable price.

 

In closing my honest opinion is not so much that you should go with a particular brand but rather

change your oil/filter as recommended.

Cleaner Oil will benefit you more down the road than oil brand :thumbs:

 

Oh and on a side note, Amazon Basics Full Synthetic Scores high on Project Farms Youtube channel.

Thanks I appreciate it. There are a few helpful guys on this forum. Very knowledgeable.

 

I've heard good things about the Amazon Basics. That's why I ask the question. Get some info on oil manufacturers that I wasn't thinking of, like Amazon.

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9 hours ago, txab said:

Hey thanks for the link to the 2018 5.3l oil topic! Sure is helpful!

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Which ever YOU choose, I would suggest looking around for any available rebates and save some money.  8 quarts.

Mobil 1, Shell, Pennzoil, and a few others have them.

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As stated above, use what you have been using.  Wix is a good filter and so is Valvoline.  :)

 

Welcome to GMT!  

 

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8qts 5w-30 and acdelco filter

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make sure you use 0w20 full synthetic oil that is dexos approved. 8 qts is capacity. the ac delco filter calls for a pf63. 

 

gm tech here.  

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Walmart has the cheapest oil far as I know. 

$22.88 for a 5qt  jug.

Filter $7.52

Find oil any cheaper let me know.

This is what I use in both my Silverados. 

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Agree Walmart has the cheapest oil.

If you are willing to change brands you can get it cheaper.

I get my oil on line from Walmart.

I use:

Castrol GTX Magnetech 10 W 30

Just got a 5 gallon jug for $18.57.

Bought 3 shipped free.

 

The price for this oil fluctuates. Can be over $22.

I buy when they lower the price on line.

I think you can buy a Wix filter of better quality for less money than the Delco.

Go to the Wix site to look and order from RockAuto.

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11 hours ago, jay webb said:

make sure you use 0w20 full synthetic oil that is dexos approved. 8 qts is capacity. the ac delco filter calls for a pf63. 

 

gm tech here.  

Is it PF63 or PF63E?

I've used PF63E  

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Have a 6.2 2017 Silverado - have always done my own changes - BUT,  local dealer is about $55 for change with Dexos and OEM filter so just do it there.

 

I was actually surprised they were competitive!

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