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Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD #4506858
09/03/17 11:40 PM
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lukejo Offline OP
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Just got---2010 with 90,000 miles. Will be pulling, but not enough to stress this engine.
Thinking about Valvoline FULL Syn w/Maxlife
Is this engine easy on oil?
Good choice? Other ideas?

Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4506861
09/03/17 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: lukejo
Just got---2010 with 90,000 miles. Will be pulling, but not enough to stress this engine.
Thinking about Valvoline FULL Syn w/Maxlife
Is this engine easy on oil?
Good choice? Other ideas?


Duramax diesel or gas engine?


2004 Corolla 124805
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4506870
09/04/17 12:05 AM
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I had an '09 2500HD w/6.0 for a work vehicle. It was a solid truck and ran just fine on bulk conventional from the service station doing 5K OCI.

Drove it new off the lot and in 4 years and 150K miles, never had a single issue with it.

Last edited by ATex7239; 09/04/17 12:06 AM.

'12 Buick Enclave 139,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 42,xxx
Oil Don't know
Filter Don't care
Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4506888
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Pick whatever oil you want, whatever filter you want. That engine will go 300k on anything you can buy in stores today. If you're looking to keep costs down, Rural King has Dexos-approved Harvest King brand full-synthetic for $8.79/ 5 quarts. Stick a Fram Ultra on it and change per the maintenance minder.

Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4506929
09/04/17 04:21 AM
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0w30syn in my 5.3


2005 Tahoe - 135k
2003 Forester(the swagger wagon) - Rehomed
1999 Passat - Rehomed
Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4506944
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I just sold my Silverado with a 6 liter. Put over 130,000 trouble free miles on it. That engine is a tank and is pretty easy on oil. You could run any 0w-30 5w-30 or even Castrol 0w-40 in it. Your choice of Valvoline Full Syn Maxlife is a great choice.


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Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4506984
09/04/17 07:21 AM
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I use clearance oil from autozone 5 or 10w30 in my 6.0L escalade. It has over 177k miles on it


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4507020
09/04/17 08:46 AM
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Vienna, VA
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Run any oil you want. It'll outlast the truck and then someone will snag it from a junkyard bolt a Chinese turbo to it and stuff it in a foxbody and still get another 100k out of it at medium boost.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4507215
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Red bottle Maxlife and change it every 3-5k


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto
2009 Scion TC Manual
Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo] #4507489
09/04/17 06:54 PM
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A lot of these accumulate 300,000 miles in fleet usage on whatever Jiffy Lube is using that day.
So no need to worry much.

Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: nascarnation] #4508522
09/05/17 09:56 PM
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lukejo Offline OP
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Thanks--good to hear of the solid reputation. I'll probably just do the VFSwML and Fram Ultra then.


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