Oil Usage

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Ryobi, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Ryobi

    Ryobi New Member

    I have a 2007 Silverado Classic with 35K. Normally, this vehicle sees less than 100 miles a week, and the oil level does not change visibly between oil changes. Over the past 6 weeks, I have been communiting 100 miles a day, and driving 600 miles most weekends. When I checked the oil, it was a quart low. Since this is the first time I've seen a visually detectable difference in oil level between changes, I wanted to ask whether this is normal, or a cause for concern. Thanks.
     
  2. billnorman

    billnorman Rockstar 100 Posts

    You may have had some water condensate build up but I doubt that was a quart for sure. Welcome to the club, mine uses 2 to 3 quarts between changes. Were you shocked when the "low oil" light came on? I was after spending $30k for a truck.
     
  3. ridick_bowen

    ridick_bowen Rockstar 100 Posts

    Hi! What kind of oil you running?
     
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. What motor do you have?
     
  5. BBC4EVER

    BBC4EVER Member

    My '08 5.3l uses a quart about every 4k. I was using valvoline 5-30 syn, now switched to Mobil 1 full syn...I'll let you know as soon as I check it, but I don't expect a change.

    btw-5.3 iron block, AFM, e85 opt.
     
  6. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    thats funny, cause my 05 and the old 03 never used any oil between changes.

    guess I got some sweet blocks.

    a quart over that many miles isnt a huge deal, even a quart low, its not a major issue if your not working it to death, youve still got 4 and a half rolling around in there.

    Alex
     
  7. Ryobi

    Ryobi New Member

    Thanks guys. I have the 6 cyl. and run Valvoline full synthetic. For the period in question, the truck was used pretty much like a work truck, just all highway. So I guess it's not a big deal.
     

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