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01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40?

Posted By: dogememe

01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 05:57 AM

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.
Posted By: SteveG4

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 06:27 AM

THAT many miles?
Go with the 0W-40, especially if in California!
Posted By: Gasbuggy

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 07:58 AM

Edge
Posted By: dogememe

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 09:11 AM

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?
Posted By: Rat407

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 10:36 AM

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.
Posted By: Mad_Hatter

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 11:56 AM

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...
Posted By: gfh77665

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 12:02 PM

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 ^^^
Posted By: demarpaint

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 12:06 PM

Originally Posted by gfh77665
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.
Posted By: krismoriah72

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 12:07 PM

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..
Posted By: dogememe

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 02:39 PM

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.
Posted By: JohnnyJohnson

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 03:30 PM

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.
Posted By: Mad_Hatter

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/07/19 03:40 PM

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...
Posted By: dogememe

Re: 01 Chevy 5.3 290k miles 0w-30 or 0w-40? - 10/09/19 08:35 PM

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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