Help oil issue

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by darkness-lies-, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    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?
  2. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    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.
  3. dpeter

    dpeter New Member

    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.
  4. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    I understand and yes i did all that normal stuff.

    ---------- Post added at 08:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:23 PM ----------

    This is the second oil change in this truck that i have done first time was no problem.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012
  5. pj2774

    pj2774 New Member

    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
  6. vncj96

    vncj96 New Member

    just out of curiousity? how much oil did you put in, and what weight?
  7. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    5qt 10w30 plus oil treatment
  8. vncj96

    vncj96 New Member

    My 99 5.3 takes 6qts of oil, does the 4.8 take only 5 or did you not change the oil filter?
  9. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    The Oil Capacity (With Filter Change) on the 4.8 Liter V-8 is......6 Quarts.....per the Owners Manual.


    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  10. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    i thought it says 5qt. wow i feel stupid. :grrrrrr: ill fix that right now!

    ---------- Post added at 03:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:21 PM ----------

    fixed :great:
  11. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member

    Hate it when that happens. either way glad it wasnt an issue (other than operator error)
  12. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- New Member

    yeah learned lesson Thanks everyone for the help

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