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    Default How many miles before you change your oil? oil change interval.

    I run amsoil SS 0w30 oil in my 2009 silverado and was wondering how many to put on it before I change it. I'am running a stock GM oil filter. Thanks for the help, PaUltraBob

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    Not sure on Amsoil, check with your rep on that. I run Castrol from my local service department, just moved to High-mileage and I'm averaging about 5,000 between oil changes with a new filter, chasis lube as well.

    I get a new air filter about every 15,000 miles too.

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    I live by the "3 months or 3,000 miles" rule.
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    Per GM maintenance schedules

    3000 if hard on it, city driving etc

    7500 if easy on it
    Last edited by al96chev; 06-15-2010 at 03:58 PM.

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    Relatively new engine you could easily go 6000 with a quality oil like Amsoil if not more. Oil Analysis is the best way to know for sure. But ditch the AC filter. They are made by Champ labs, who make all the other garbage filters.

    Mobil 1 filters and K&N are the same filter, very high quality. Both available at AutoZone.

    WIX/Napa Gold are also very good filters, and about half the price of the Amsoil/Donaldson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2COR517 View Post
    Relatively new engine you could easily go 6000 with a quality oil like Amsoil if not more. Oil Analysis is the best way to know for sure. But ditch the AC filter. They are made by Champ labs, who make all the other garbage filters.

    Mobil 1 filters and K&N are the same filter, very high quality. Both available at AutoZone.

    WIX/Napa Gold are also very good filters, and about half the price of the Amsoil/Donaldson.
    I always use Napa Gold or K&N oil filters. They are some of the best.

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    AC Delco filters, Valvoline dino oil every 3000 miles.
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    Whether the engine has the ability to go 12,000 miles on a change or not, I would never go past 5,000. And that's pushing it for me.

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    I go about 5000 and during hunting season maybe 3000. But I know one thing dont trust the oil life meter. A friend of mine that works for GM said they have had people come in with messed up engines because they relied on the oil life meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaUltraBob View Post
    I run amsoil SS 0w30 oil in my 2009 silverado and was wondering how many to put on it before I change it. I'am running a stock GM oil filter. Thanks for the help, PaUltraBob
    As long as you are checking your oil level and the oil looks good you can run the Amsoil 0-30 for 1 year or 35,000 miles which ever comes first. But change the stock oil filter to an Amsoil EA oil filter and top off the little bit you lose that way the filter has the same endurance as the oil. If you do the oil & filter change at the same time you don't have to keep changing out the filter. The myth that dino oil has to be changed every 3,000 miles was developed by the oil companies years ago to create more sales. It was one of their best idea's and it's still working. Millions of people making billionaires richer and themselves poorer.
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