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01-07-2012, 08:02 AM #1
Help oil issue
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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01-07-2012, 08:43 PM #2
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.
01-08-2012, 10:42 AM #3
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.2000 GMC YUKON SLT, 5.3L tow pkg, G80 rear/w 3.73 gear
01-08-2012, 08:25 PM #4
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01-09-2012, 12:25 AM #5
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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
01-10-2012, 05:27 AM #6
just out of curiousity? how much oil did you put in, and what weight?99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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01-12-2012, 07:32 PM #7
01-12-2012, 08:03 PM #8
My 99 5.3 takes 6qts of oil, does the 4.8 take only 5 or did you not change the oil filter?
01-12-2012, 10:22 PM #9
Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 01-13-2012 at 10:52 AM. Reason: Added Infor.
5.3 l 3.73 l G80
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01-13-2012, 03:40 PM #10
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