Chevrolet Silverado Oil Capacity


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Changing the oil on a Chevy Silverado is no different that 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 typical banded oil filter wrench for the filter.

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Chevrolet Silverado oil capacity and oil change interval

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
LU3 Vortec Silverado Classic 4.3 V6 4.3 l (4.54 US Quarts)

5W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LR4 Silverado Classic 4.8 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
Vortec 5300 Silverado Classic 5.3 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
LQ4/LQ9 Silverado Classic 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
L18 Silverado HD Classic 8.1 V8 6.1 l (6.45 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months

How to change the motor oil in Chevy Silverado 1999-2006

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 15 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Silverado
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $19.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Chevrolet Silverado oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
LU3 Vortec Silverado Classic 4.3 V6 4.3 l (4.54 US Quarts)

5W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LY2 Silverado 4.8 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
L20 Silverado 4.8 V8 Flex Fuel 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
LMG Silverado 5.3 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
L76 Silverado 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
LY6 Silverado HD 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
L96 Silverado HD 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
L9H Silverado 6.2 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
LFA Silverado Hybrid 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
LZ1 Silverado Hybrid 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months
LML (Duramax) Silverado HD 6.6 V8 DPF (296 kW) 9.5 l (10.04 US Quarts)

5W-40

15W-40

12000 (7500) or 12 months
LGH (Duramax) Silverado HD 6.6 V8 DPF (250 kW) 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 10000 (6000) or 12 months

How to change the motor oil in Chevy Silverado 2007-2013

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 15 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Silverado
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $19.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Chevrolet Silverado oil capacity

chevy silverado oil change

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
LV3 EcoTec3 Silverado 4.3 V6 VVT 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 12000 (7500) or 12 months
L83 EcoTec3 Silverado 5.3 V8 8 l (8.45 US Quarts)

0W-20

5W-20

12000 (7500) or 12 months
L96 Silverado HD 6.0 V8 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 12000 (7500) or 12 months
LC8 Silverado HD 6.0 V8 CNG 5.7 l (6.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30 12000 (7500) or 12 months
LML (Duramax) Silverado HD 6.6 V8 DPF 9.5 l (10.04 US Quarts)

5W-40

15W-40

12000 (7500) or 12 months

How to do an oil change and filter replacement in Chevy Silverado 2014-2019

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 15 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Silverado
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $19.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97

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.

Last update on 2019-11-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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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