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01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? #5232552 10/07/19 12:57 AM
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Which one? New vehicle to me so no idea if it burns any. On hand I have Amsoil Signature 0w-30 and Castrol edge 0w-40.

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2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~100K Miles: Castrol Magnatec 5W-20, Wix Filter.
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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: dogememe] #5232561 10/07/19 01:27 AM
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THAT many miles?
Go with the 0W-40, especially if in California!


Somewhere between Alaska and Wisconsin...
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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: dogememe] #5232581 10/07/19 02:58 AM
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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: SteveG4] #5232593 10/07/19 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveG4
THAT many miles?
Go with the 0W-40, especially if in California!

Will I notice any difference in MPG or performance?


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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: dogememe] #5232611 10/07/19 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by dogememe
Originally Posted by SteveG4
THAT many miles?
Go with the 0W-40, especially if in California!

Will I notice any difference in MPG or performance?


No, I have ran 10w-40 AMSOIL and 0w-20 AMSOIL in my 2002 Silverado with the 5.3 and have not noticed any difference in mpg.


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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: dogememe] #5232641 10/07/19 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dogememe
Which one? New vehicle to me so no idea if it burns any. On hand I have Amsoil Signature 0w-30 and Castrol edge 0w-40.

You're in San Rafael..i lived in the Bay Area for 15yrs.. there's no need for you to be running 0w anything.

When I lived there i ran 10w30 year round in my Camaro... you could easily do 10w40. SuperTech 10w40 HiMi is just $14 for 5qts... barring any issues with your engine, you could easily do 5k miles on this oil.

Just food for thought...

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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: Mad_Hatter] #5232643 10/07/19 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter

You're in San Rafael..i lived in the Bay Area for 15yrs.. there's no need for you to be running 0w anything.

When I lived there i ran 10w30 year round in my Camaro... you could easily do 10w40. SuperTech 10w40 HiMi is just $14 for 5qts... barring any issues with your engine, you could easily do 5k miles on this oil.
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This is exactly right ^^^

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: gfh77665] #5232645 10/07/19 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter

You're in San Rafael..i lived in the Bay Area for 15yrs.. there's no need for you to be running 0w anything.

When I lived there i ran 10w30 year round in my Camaro... you could easily do 10w40. SuperTech 10w40 HiMi is just $14 for 5qts... barring any issues with your engine, you could easily do 5k miles on this oil.
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This is exactly right ^^^

Exactly, a 5W-30/40 or 10W-30/40 will be just fine in that area.


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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: dogememe] #5232646 10/07/19 07:07 AM
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Since you have no idea if it uses oil (it probably does). I would start with 5w30 Havoline and see where you are with consumption..

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: dogememe] #5232764 10/07/19 09:39 AM
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I understand there is no point to 0w-anything but money's tight right now and I would like to use the oil I have so I'll use the 0w-40 and after that switch to a 5w-30 like maxlife or O'Reilly high mileage. Thanks!

It's interesting to note NONE of my high mileage cars except for an Escape 3.0 were oil burners. I hope this one isn't an oil burner lol.

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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: dogememe] #5232801 10/07/19 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by dogememe


It's interesting to note NONE of my high mileage cars except for an Escape 3.0 were oil burners. I hope this one isn't an oil burner lol.


At nearly 300K miles you're hoping for a lot. Drive it a couple weeks and you'll know.


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Originally Posted by dogememe

It's interesting to note NONE of my high mileage cars except for an Escape 3.0 were oil burners. I hope this one isn't an oil burner lol.

I don't wanna sound rude but that means nothing from one model, engine design of one car to another. And..(there's always an "and" right?😂)..how the car was cared for during those 290k plays a huge part in determining if it's gonna grow up to be an oil burner.

Run the 0w..use the oil you have. I was just saying...

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Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? [Re: Mad_Hatter] #5235023 10/09/19 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Originally Posted by dogememe

It's interesting to note NONE of my high mileage cars except for an Escape 3.0 were oil burners. I hope this one isn't an oil burner lol.

I don't wanna sound rude but that means nothing from one model, engine design of one car to another. And..(there's always an "and" right?😂)..how the car was cared for during those 290k plays a huge part in determining if it's gonna grow up to be an oil burner.

Run the 0w..use the oil you have. I was just saying...


Lol ok I'll use the 0w-30 in my Escape and the 0w-40 in the Burb. Thanks.


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