High Mileage oil change for 1994 GMC Suburban

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by SUV1962, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. SUV1962

    SUV1962 New Member

    Hello All,

    I am confused after contacting several service departments both commercial and dealers and need some clarification or help. I own a GMC Suburban with high mileage over 160K and need to know the type of oil best suited for this to include the weight prefferably recommended. I really cant seem to narrow down the type oil to use, any recommendation?
     
  2. Nick Keck

    Nick Keck New Member

    I use Valvoline 10W30 Max life in mine
     
  3. L0sts0ul

    L0sts0ul Rockstar 100 Posts

    10w30 mobil 1 semi synthetic ( only on non vortec motors ) ... my truck has 380,000KMS on it.
     
  4. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    My 1998 Suburban 5.7 1/2 ton -has 214,000 miles. I use Mobil 1 10w30 -I use the Extended performance or the High Mileage -doesn't seem to make any difference which I use. It gets me good mpg(no kidding 21 mpg hy at 65 mph) and I use less than 1 quart per 4000 miles in mainly city driving.Your motor probably calls for 5 w30-like mine- but I switched to 10w30 because my oil pressure is 20 psi at idle (once warm) and my guess is a new motor probably runs 35-40 psi at idle. My pressure is 40 psi at 60 mph(1700 rpms).
    Charlie

    Charlie
     
  5. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    All of my TBIs have run either valvoline 10W30 or Mobil 1 high milage 10W30... I would run 10W30 of any brand of oil you are planning on running. That weight of oil makes for a good all season oil. I live here in MN were it is minus 40 in the winter and can get as hot as 100 above in the summer.
     
  6. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Hi, and welcome to the site!
     
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. Mobil 1 10-30 extended performance here.
     
  8. SUV1962

    SUV1962 New Member

    Thanks All!!, these are all good information. Now i am having to relocate to a more colder climate (snow). My vehicle has always been in Arizona, does it matter on the type of oil to include weight. Can anyone also advise what should i prep my vehicle prior to relocating.
     
  9. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Im going to move this to the Maintenance tech forum. Also where are you moving to? here in MN i run 10W30 year round unless i happen to do my oil change mid dec-to mid jan then i will run 5W30 if we are having a cold winter since -40 F can be a little hard on it. But otherwise 10W30 will be just fine.
     
  10. SUV1962

    SUV1962 New Member

    Moving to Virginia
     

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