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What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? #4686413
03/06/18 02:59 PM
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Mississippi
Speak2Mountain Offline OP
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Mississippi
We've used Mobil 1 5w30 for past year and its time, just seeing who's using what

Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4686436
03/06/18 03:24 PM
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hawthorne, Ca.
46Harry Offline
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hawthorne, Ca.
I'm using Mobil 1 EP 5W-30 in the 5.3 in my 2010 Silverado.

Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4686442
03/06/18 03:30 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Super-S. It drinks 5w30 so I usually use 10w30. Makes a huge difference in consumption


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4686443
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With 195,000 miles on my 2005, Im using Valvoline Maxlife 10w30 HM.

Last edited by gman2304; 03/06/18 03:35 PM.
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: gman2304] #4686463
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wv
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wv
Mine gets clearance oil.

Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Chris142] #4686537
03/06/18 05:17 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
Super-S. It drinks 5w30 so I usually use 10w30. Makes a huge difference in consumption


Thats interesting because one up to operating temperature there would be very little difference in viscosity. What else do you think is happening?


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Snagglefoot] #4686539
03/06/18 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Super-S. It drinks 5w30 so I usually use 10w30. Makes a huge difference in consumption


Thats interesting because one up to operating temperature there would be very little difference in viscosity. What else do you think is happening?
No idea. It drinks 5w30 to the tune of a qt in 1200 miles.Always Super-S. No measurable usage with 10w30 in my 5000m oci.

Last edited by Chris142; 03/06/18 05:20 PM.

02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4686541
03/06/18 05:21 PM
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Iowegia - USA
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141,000 miles on the TrailBlazers engine. No oil consumption with 5W30 HM style.


Scars remind us of where we have been, but do not have to dictate where we are going.
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4686598
03/06/18 06:22 PM
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
My 2004 Buick Rainier with the 5.3 V8 just clicked past 195,000 miles and does great on Mobil 1 5w30 HM from Walmart. I've always followed the oil-life monitor and typically change oil and filter (Fram Ultra) around 6,500 miles. Maybe down 1/4 quart between changes.


2018 Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost
2004 Buick Rainier V8
2002 T-Bird
1999 F250 V10
1967 Camaro
1966 Shelby Cobra
1966 Pontiac GTO
1965 Rambler American
1957 T-Bird
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4686643
03/06/18 06:47 PM
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Alberta
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Alberta
Mobil 0w40! I just rolled 440,000 kms on mine.


2007 Silverado Classic 1500 Crewcab 5.3L 460,000kms
Engine oil Mobil 1 0w40fs
Oil Filter Fram Ultra 10575
Trans Oil Amsoil Torque Drive
Front Diff Amsoil SG75w90
T-Case Autotrak II
Rear Diff Amsoil SG75w140
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4686722
03/06/18 07:38 PM
03/06/18 07:38 PM
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Wishin' I was in Wi
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Went about a year with 0-30 M1 found at the AZ December clearances. This past year, working on Mobil 5000 5/30.

01 Tahoe, 150k

Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4687024
03/07/18 02:58 AM
03/07/18 02:58 AM
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OKLAHOMA
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OKLAHOMA
'01 Burban (Work truck) 5.3 almost at 250K miles


Been using harvest king full syn 10w30 since it's only $11 for 5 QT jug at local Atwoods farm store and I get a single semi syn qt for $1.75


Dave


05 Silverado Z71 5.3 Premium Shell 10W30/FUG XG3675

01 Suburban 5.3 DELO 400 XLE 10W30/FUG XG3675

1982 TRANS AM (KITT) Mobil Super 5K HM 10W40/M1-302A
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4691275
03/11/18 09:13 AM
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Florida
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Florida
My 2005 Silverado 5.3 just rolled 175k last week. Ive been using Mobil 1 5w30 for the past few years, before that it was either M1, PP, QSUD & Valvoline Syn thru the years.


2005 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L Z71
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4691779
03/11/18 05:31 PM
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Wisconsin
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The two 5.3s I had saw all kinds of different oils. They liked Mobil products best by a small margin.


14 Buick Verano �Blanche� 61k Castrol Edge & Delco filter
01 Ford Ranger �Rick� 166k Castrol Magnatec Motorcraft
78 Chevy Stepside
11 Chevy Traverse 114k Carquest 5w30 and Carquest filter
Re: What Motor Oil Do Y'all Use In Your 5.3 Vortec? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4691782
03/11/18 05:35 PM
03/11/18 05:35 PM
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out there
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5w30 valvoline synpower in the avalanche.


13 elantra 72k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche 80k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 7300 miles m1 0w30
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