Chevrolet Silverado Oil Capacity


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Changing the oil on a Chevy Silverado is no different than changing the oil on most Chevy models. Use a 6-point socket wrench for the oil drain plug.

The original engine oil drain plug wrench size should be a metric size. Most use a 15mm and on some models, a 13mm. Use a typically banded oil filter wrench for the filter.

 

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Chevy Silverado oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity (With filter) Recommended oil type
LU3 Vortec Silverado Classic 4.3 V6 4.3 l (4.54 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-40
LR4 Silverado Classic 4.8 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
Vortec 5300 Silverado Classic 5.3 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LQ4/LQ9 Silverado Classic 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
L18 Silverado HD Classic 8.1 V8 6.1 l (6.45 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30

 

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Chevy Silverado oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Recommended oil type
LU3 Vortec Silverado Classic 4.3 V6 4.3 l (4.54 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-40
 5.3L 8-cyl Engine [B] L33 5.7 liters (6 US Quarts) 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30
LY2 Silverado 4.8 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30
L20 Silverado 4.8 V8 Flex Fuel 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30
LMG Silverado 5.3 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30
L76 Silverado 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LY6 Silverado HD 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
L96 Silverado HD 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
L9H Silverado 6.2 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LFA Silverado Hybrid 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LZ1 Silverado Hybrid 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LML (Duramax) Silverado HD 6.6 V8 DPF (296 kW) 9.5 l (10.04 US Quarts) 5W-40, 15W-40
LGH (Duramax) Silverado HD 6.6 V8 DPF (250 kW) 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30

 

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Chevy Silverado oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Recommended oil type
LV3 EcoTec3 Silverado 4.3 V6 VVT 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
L83 EcoTec3 Silverado 5.3 V8 8 l (8.45 US Quarts) 0W-20, 5W-20
L96 Silverado HD 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LC8 Silverado HD 6.0 V8 CNG 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LML (Duramax) Silverado HD 6.6 V8 DPF 9.5 l (10.04 US Quarts) 5W-40, 15W-40
2.7L 4-cyl Engine L3B Turbo 5.7 liters (6 quarts) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.0L 6-cyl Engine LM2 Diesel Turbo 6.6 liters (7 quarts) 0W-20
6.2L 8-cyl Engine L87 7.6 liters (8 quarts) 0W-20

 

How much oil does a Chevy Silverado take?

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado with the 5.3L 8-cyl engine (engine code L82) takes 8 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. The Chevy Silverado with a 6.6L 8-cyl engine (engine code L8T) takes 8 quarts (with filter) of 5W-30 synthetic oil. The Chevy Silverado with a 4.3L 6-cyl engine (engine code LV3) takes 5 quarts (with filter) of 5W-30 or 0W-20 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

Your vehicle has a computer that lets you know when to change your engine oil. This is not based on mileage, but on engine revolutions and engine operating temperature. When the computer has calculated that the oil needs changing, the Oil Life Monitor will indicate that a change is necessary. The mileage between oil changes will vary depending on how you drive your vehicle — usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and 7500 miles (12000 km) since your last oil change.

Under severe conditions, the indicator may come on before 3000 miles (5000 km). Never drive your vehicle more than 7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months (whichever occurs first) without an oil change. The system won’t detect dust in the oil. So, if you drive in a dusty area, be sure to change your oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner. Remember to reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message whenever the oil is changed.

Thomas Buck

Thomas is our expert in the field of motor oils and lubricants. He worked for more than 15 years at the dealer service station and has vast practical experience, so he gladly agreed to be the editor and co-author of our articles about motors and motor oils.

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