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New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil #4457874
07/13/17 04:36 AM
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miteclipse Offline OP
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Hi

Truck call for 0w20 dexos. Thinking about using 10w30 QS synthetic for more protection. Should I go with that or use 0w20/5w30 QS synthetic? What about qsb/pyb 10w30?

Thanks

Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457880
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Why? The engine is designed for 0W-20.


2018 Ram Bighorn 5.7
2008 Toyota Sienna 3.5
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457888
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miteclipse Offline OP
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My reason being was posted in my thread

Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457893
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A heavier weight won't give you better protection. I'd stick with the 0w20 unless i was doing a lot of towing.


Mine: 2018 Chevy spark (White) 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R

Wife's: 2018 Chevy spark (Blue) 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457895
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I like 10w-30, I've not had to deal with the cylinder deactivation stuff though. Try it, if it throws a MIL then go to the 5w-30


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457902
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I would also stick w OEM spec oil at least until after warranty is reached. Perhaps try 0w30.


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457903
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A 30 grade probably won't give you any better wear protection, but it wouldn't hurt the engine either.
I would stay with a Dexos 0W-20 so you don't void the warranty, if something were to go wrong with the engine and they noticed that you didn't use a the oil they wanted you to use.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.

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Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457907
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Mobil 1 0W-30 AFE is a thin 30 grade and works fine in engines sepc'd for 0W-20, really most manufacturers now spec 0W-20, because it improves their Corporte Average Fuel Economy ( CAFE ), Althouh others spec it because of fancy complicated variable valve timing systems that function based on oil pressure.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.

Finnish expat in Spain.
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457954
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Sure, run the 10w-30, it will not protect any better than the 0w-20. MPG might take a hit but other than that go for it.


2002 Silverado 5.3 0w-20 AMSOIL
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4457999
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I'd stay in the 0 or 5w20 range- not much difference between the two

Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4458015
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If this engine uses hydraulic VVT, then you will loose low end torque - something these engines in this application cannot afford to loose. See how it breaks in and runs after 2K miles. If it gets "clanky" when hot, substitute in a qt or 2 of of 10w30. No one will know if its the same line of product. Dealer Warranty concerns expressed here are silly. They just want to see oil between the lines on the dipstick and proof of a decent OCI.

ON my rogue with VVT you have to tailor the oil vis to get the VVT in the sweet spot for your driving style. I had to dump at qt and sub in a qt of 5w20 to thin the oil a bit. Other wize the car was mired in mud. at low rpm due to the VVT being under advanced due higher oil pressure.


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#10 47272mi-QSUD10W30+5w20 Toughguard Filter; '17 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: JoelB] #4458027
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Originally Posted By: JoelB
A heavier weight won't give you better protection. I'd stick with the 0w20 unless i was doing a lot of towing.

+1 I agree - towing causes extra stress. Also - where does the OP live - 5W or 10W-30 might be more acceptable in Florida as opposed to North Dakota. But either way, unless towing a lot, I'd stick with the 0W-20 - lots of people have used it in trucks with no issues.


92 Suburban 2500 7.4L 58k M1_0w40 5yr OCI
99 Olds Aurora 4.0L 91K M1_5w30 5yr OCI
13 Dodge Dart 2.0L 30k PP 0w20 OLM OCI
70 Camaro 5.7L 59k
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4458040
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Former 2014 Silverado 5.3 owner and now 2017 GMC Sierra 5.3 owner..... nothing but 0W-20 for both of my DI 5.3's and no drama, no usage, no noise. I'd vote to stay with the GM engineers on this one.


2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0
QSUD 0W-20/Wix 57055
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 5.3
QSUD 0W-20/NAPA Gold 100255
2017 Subaru Forester 2.5
QSUD 0W-20/NAPA Gold 7055
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4458041
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I ran 0w-40 in a VVT 3.6 when we had our Acadia. Didn't notice any difference. Ran fine and the UOA came back the same as when I ran 5w-30. Changed oil at 5k miles every time. That is when the OLM was down to 0%.


2002 Silverado 5.3 0w-20 AMSOIL
Re: New 2017 silverado 5.3 v8 oil [Re: miteclipse] #4458059
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The 4.3L V6 truck and 6.2L Corvette has the same AFM system and both are 5W30 engines.
What would happen if you put 5W30 Dexos in a 5.3L, would it blow up?

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