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#4506858 - 09/03/17 11:40 PM Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD
lukejo Offline


Registered: 09/21/11
Posts: 404
Loc: IL
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?

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#4506861 - 09/03/17 11:47 PM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2731
Loc: Wet side WA
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?
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#4506870 - 09/04/17 12:05 AM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
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.


Edited by ATex7239 (09/04/17 12:06 AM)
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#4506888 - 09/04/17 01:09 AM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1125
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
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.

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#4506929 - 09/04/17 04:21 AM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
SnowDrifter Offline


Registered: 08/24/14
Posts: 391
Loc: WA
0w30syn in my 5.3

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#4506944 - 09/04/17 05:35 AM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
BobsArmory Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 1320
Loc: Michigan
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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#4506984 - 09/04/17 07:21 AM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
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Registered: 12/22/13
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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
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#4507020 - 09/04/17 08:46 AM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 480
Loc: Vienna, VA
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.
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#4507215 - 09/04/17 12:30 PM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 236
Loc: Georgia
Red bottle Maxlife and change it every 3-5k
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#4507489 - 09/04/17 06:54 PM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: lukejo]
nascarnation Offline


Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 817
Loc: Indiana
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.

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#4508522 - 09/05/17 09:56 PM Re: Recommend Oil---Chevy 6.0 in 2500 HD [Re: nascarnation]
lukejo Offline


Registered: 09/21/11
Posts: 404
Loc: IL
Thanks--good to hear of the solid reputation. I'll probably just do the VFSwML and Fram Ultra then.

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