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    ok i just replaced oil in my 01 silverado i put in recommended amount but the check engine oil level light is on and the oil is either all over my dipstick or hardly there. i have oil pressure and i do not have any leaks or burning oil. Any ideas?

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    I am not trying to insult you, but lets start with the basics. After you added the oil did you start the truck and let it come up to pressure, shut it off, pull the dipstick, wipe it, stick it back in, pull it back out and check it? Again I am not trying to insult you by any means.

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    Is this the first oil change in this truck for you? I ask because currious if it is different than norm or if it is the first then maybe wrong dipstick or some other mod you may be unaware of if the truck is new to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aloxdaddy99 View Post
    I am not trying to insult you, but lets start with the basics. After you added the oil did you start the truck and let it come up to pressure, shut it off, pull the dipstick, wipe it, stick it back in, pull it back out and check it? Again I am not trying to insult you by any means.
    I understand and yes i did all that normal stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeter View Post
    Is this the first oil change in this truck for you? I ask because currious if it is different than norm or if it is the first then maybe wrong dipstick or some other mod you may be unaware of if the truck is new to you.
    This is the second oil change in this truck that i have done first time was no problem.
    Last edited by darkness-lies-; 01-08-2012 at 09:20 PM.

    Chevy runs deep.
    2001 Silverado ext cab 4.8l v8 2wd
    COMPLETED MODS
    40 series flowmaster dual with bowtie tips
    Anzo tail light
    Fire and ice lighted mud flaps
    2 12inch kicker comps with boston acoustic amp
    TO-DO MODS

    w2w nerf bars
    Headers
    Color-matching
    Headlights
    Mega third light
    Scanning light bar under tailgate
    Fix tint
    Upgrade deck
    Remote start
    High 4 headlight kit
    Rear side window covers<bowtie>


    My velocity is directly proportional to your proximity.

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    Make sure vehile is on level ground. Let the truck heat up to operating temp then shut it down. Let it sit a minute, Pull the dip stick out and don't bother looking at it just wipe it off and put the stick back in and pull it out. Now check it. If it is high you put to much oil in and will need to drain a little out until it is correct on the stick. If it is to low at this point you will need to add more oil, run the engine, let it sit a minute and check it again.

    Hope this helps

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    just out of curiousity? how much oil did you put in, and what weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    just out of curiousity? how much oil did you put in, and what weight?
    5qt 10w30 plus oil treatment

    Chevy runs deep.
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    COMPLETED MODS
    40 series flowmaster dual with bowtie tips
    Anzo tail light
    Fire and ice lighted mud flaps
    2 12inch kicker comps with boston acoustic amp
    TO-DO MODS

    w2w nerf bars
    Headers
    Color-matching
    Headlights
    Mega third light
    Scanning light bar under tailgate
    Fix tint
    Upgrade deck
    Remote start
    High 4 headlight kit
    Rear side window covers<bowtie>


    My velocity is directly proportional to your proximity.

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