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#1913809 - 06/05/10 08:08 AM Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questions?
PFF09Sierra Offline


Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Maryland
Hello all, for the past few days I have done my research on oil and all suggestions point to this site! I just wanted to say thank you for what Ive learned so far as I thought I knew what I was talking about....now....not so much. Ive always been a fan of Castrol only because I used to own a 2001 Camaro SS and was always told the German 0W30 was the best. Ive since sold the car and have owned a few beaters on down the road that ive put Castrols High Mileage in. Now that I just bought my first (NICE) daily driver I figured I would do a little more research first. From what Ive read so far it sounds like either Pennzoil Platinum or Mobil 1 would be the best choices. Then late last night I got into a whole new world with this Pennzoil Ultra stuff. I was leaning more towards the PP until I read more and more and was wondering if the Ultra is any better? Money really doesnt matter as I just want the best for my truck. GM recommends 5W30 but is that what I should stick with? The truck has 13,000 miles on it now and I live in MD where the summers arent too hott and the winters are a toss up. I drive 60 miles round trip to work 11 days a month and a little around town when im home. I plan on using the OLM and changing at 5%, any truth to having to change the Oil Filter twice if you plan or running longer OCI's?

Also, as far as Oil filters, it sounds like PuralatorOne or a NapaGold are the best...true? Is it worth the extra money for the Mobil1?

Sorry for all the Newb questions I just want to get it right the first time and stick with something that will help my truck run forever!

Thanks again for the help!!
David

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#1913812 - 06/05/10 08:14 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questions? [Re: PFF09Sierra]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 9855
Loc: Illinois
As for oil, the Pennzoil brands are very good, as are M1 oils. There are several excellant filters. M1 stands out as does Pure 1, Bosch, K&N, and Amsoil if you don't mind ordering.
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2007 Ford Fusion 144,000 miles
M1 0-20
2007 Ford Focus 129,000 miles
M1 0-20
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF
M1 10-30 in all OPE

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#1913831 - 06/05/10 08:54 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questions? [Re: tig1]
irv Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 204
Loc: Oshawa, Ont. Canada
I also have an 09 Sierra and asked this same question some time ago.
I was a die hard Mobil-1 fan and used it for years and planned to continue until I received some replies to my questions, read quite a few UOA's etc.

Long story short, I am now using PYB(Penzoil yellow bottle)for the intial break-in then plan on switching to Penzoil Platinum when it is broken in.

Not saying Mobil-1 isn't good oil but from what I have learned, it simply is not worth the money!
There are many decent oils out there that compare or fair quite a bit better than Mobil, but for a lot less money.(even dino oils)

I am running Wix filters, which from what I gather are a great filter, maybe not as good as a Pure one but very close.

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#1913842 - 06/05/10 09:16 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: PFF09Sierra]
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
welcome to BITOG

I believe tig1 and irv just about cover it.

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#1913848 - 06/05/10 09:33 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: irv]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 9855
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: irv
I also have an 09 Sierra and asked this same question some time ago.
I was a die hard Mobil-1 fan and used it for years and planned to continue until I received some replies to my questions, read quite a few UOA's etc.

Long story short, I am now using PYB(Penzoil yellow bottle)for the intial break-in then plan on switching to Penzoil Platinum when it is broken in.

Not saying Mobil-1 isn't good oil but from what I have learned, it simply is not worth the money!
There are many decent oils out there that compare or fair quite a bit better than Mobil, but for a lot less money.(even dino oils)

I am running Wix filters, which from what I gather are a great filter, maybe not as good as a Pure one but very close.


It's amazimg how a simple question like 09sierra ask can turn into a M1 bash.
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2007 Ford Fusion 144,000 miles
M1 0-20
2007 Ford Focus 129,000 miles
M1 0-20
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF
M1 10-30 in all OPE

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#1913850 - 06/05/10 09:37 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: tig1]
xxch4osxx Online   content


Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1575
Loc: Cedarbrae, Ontario
Lol, so true
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2004 Chev Silverado 4x4 using all Amsoil lubricants.
2008 Mazda 3 GS Sport Hatchback 5sp MT (Girlfriend's car)


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#1913875 - 06/05/10 10:12 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: xxch4osxx]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
Any proper rated oil and viscosity will do the job. No need to change the filter in between. What is recommended in the manual? I doubt if there is a best oil. Remember the air filter and the intake plumbing seal is more important than your choice of oil filter.
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Why do people post I want the best for my car,,, When there isn't anything that is the best on the car to begin with.

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#1913903 - 06/05/10 10:46 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: Steve S]
panthermike Offline


Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 3166
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I would say all of your oil/filter choices are good ones. As long as you change the oil following the OLM, you'll be set thumbsup
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'10 Mazda 6; QSUD 5w20 + Ceratec/MC Filter 32K mi
'12 Civic; PP 0w20 + LG Biotech/Fram Ultra 32K mi
'77 F250 "Ol Yeller"; Delvac/RL Mix +AR9100


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#1913909 - 06/05/10 10:52 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: panthermike]
Jehartley Offline


Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 270
Loc: Arkansas
I have the same truck. Pennzoil Platinum made the engine nosy. Mobil 1, Pennzoil Ultra, and Amsoil ASL have all ran as smooth as butter.
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2011 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 4.8 V8 4WD
QSUD 5w30/ PureOne Filter
7,500 mile OCI

2010 Chevy Camaro V6
QSUD 5w30/AC Delco Filter
3,500 mile OCI

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#1913922 - 06/05/10 11:05 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: Jehartley]
ThirdeYe Offline


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7406
Loc: Walker, MI
Pick your poison:

oil:
Castrol Edge 5W-30
Pennzoil Ultra 5W-30
Amsoil 0W-30 or 5W-30
Mobil 1 EP 5W-30

oil filters:
Purolator PureONE
Fram Extended Guard
Royal Purple
Mobil 1
Amsoil EaO

Can't go wrong with any combination of the above. grin Good luck with the new truck... I'd like that old Camaro of yours!
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99 Pontiac Firebird - 83k - Pennzoil HM 10W-30+MMO/Hastings LF233
95 Acura Integra LS - 213k - Havoline Synthetic 5W-30/Mobil 1 M1-104

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#1913929 - 06/05/10 11:08 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: ThirdeYe]
Mustang Man Offline


Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 160
Loc: IL, USA
Why not 0w-30? Better protection at start-up and the same protection when warmed up right?
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2001 Ford Mustang GT 5 Speed All In Black
- Mobil 1 AFE 0W-30
- Motorcraft FL820S Oil Filter
- John Deere Cool-Gard II

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#1913946 - 06/05/10 11:23 AM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: ThirdeYe]
PFF09Sierra Offline


Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Maryland
wow that was quick! Thank you all for the help, I think im gonna try the Pennzoil Ultra with a M1 filter. Also, would you suggest changing the ATF and Diff fluids? If so would it be ok just to drain and fill or have them flushed? Would the same brands mentioned above also be good for these applications?

Anybody ever heard or tried a FilterMag? Sounds good just didnt know if it was worth the money.

Thanks again!

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#1914093 - 06/05/10 02:48 PM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: PFF09Sierra]
ProStreetCamaro Offline


Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 579
Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: PFF09Sierra
wow that was quick! Thank you all for the help, I think im gonna try the Pennzoil Ultra with a M1 filter. Also, would you suggest changing the ATF and Diff fluids? If so would it be ok just to drain and fill or have them flushed? Would the same brands mentioned above also be good for these applications?

Anybody ever heard or tried a FilterMag? Sounds good just didnt know if it was worth the money.

Thanks again!



Diff fluids yes but not the trans fluid unless your truck has a ton of miles on it. The newer GM trucks and cars come with Dex VI which is a very high quality (synthetic I think?) fluid designed to go longer than the old dex was designed for. Your truck should have the G80 if it is a locking rear and you dont need any additive for the G80 just a good quality diff oil like amsoils severe gear.

Your choice of PU and mobil 1 filter will do a very good job. PU starts with a high TBN and tends to retain it very nicely and the Mobil 1 filter is good for longer drain intervals.


Edited by ProStreetCamaro (06/05/10 02:50 PM)

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#1914270 - 06/05/10 07:09 PM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: ProStreetCamaro]
PFF09Sierra Offline


Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Maryland
So I guess I made the right choice with the PU, I just went to 2 Walmarts in my area and they were both sold out of the 5W30 and only had 5W20 and 5W40...but they plenty of PP and M1!! I had guys even check in the back and they had nothing. They both told me they usually sell out within the first few days but should be getting some in by the end of the week. Tried Advanced also and they didnt even carry it. Looks like ill have to stock up if I ever find some.

Thanks for the help ProStreet, Ill def look into Amsoil for the rear and leave the trans for now.

Anyone know if the FilterMag works?

Thanks again for all the help!

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#1914283 - 06/05/10 07:27 PM Re: Used 2009 GMC Sierra first oil change...questi [Re: PFF09Sierra]
ProStreetCamaro Offline


Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 579
Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: PFF09Sierra
So I guess I made the right choice with the PU, I just went to 2 Walmarts in my area and they were both sold out of the 5W30 and only had 5W20 and 5W40...but they plenty of PP and M1!! I had guys even check in the back and they had nothing. They both told me they usually sell out within the first few days but should be getting some in by the end of the week. Tried Advanced also and they didnt even carry it. Looks like ill have to stock up if I ever find some.

Thanks for the help ProStreet, Ill def look into Amsoil for the rear and leave the trans for now.

Anyone know if the FilterMag works?

Thanks again for all the help!




I see you are in maryland. What part? My walmart here in germantown always has PU when I go to pick it up. Actually just changed the oil in my wifes G35X today with 5W-30 PU and wix filter.

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