Thanks for the quick replies. Trailing only half-ton pickup truck in 2016 sales — the last year with complete numbers — the highly successful half-ton Silverado carries over into 2018 with only minor changes. Cross-bolted main bearing caps are secured to the block with four main bolts and two cross bolts each. Allow the old oil to drain from the oil filter receptacle for a few minutes. Because of new tech the answer to this question is ever-changing, so we will likely have to keep it in consideration for a while longer. They are only going to use the synthetic blend, which in my opinion is only about as good as regular dino oil, hence the old school way of thinking here.
I get my oil sample kits and analysis for free from my oil supplier. Oil capacity has been increased to six quarts for the 4. Direct Injection The new EcoTec3 engines use direct fuel injection, which precisely meters fuel directly into the cylinders, to optimize combustion over a broad range of conditions. The first steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the truck on a level surface, and turn off the engine. It fosters a more complete burn of the fuel in the air-fuel mixture, and it operates at a lower temperature than conventional port injection. Greater engine power and torque, improved vehicle aerodynamics, lower tire rolling resistance and enhanced integration of the powertrain in the vehicles also contribute to the expanded operation.
Both Z71 packaged trims are available only with four-wheel drive. And I love those Fumoto drain valves. The electric motor acts as a torque booster, , providing up to 44 pound-feet and 13hp to help in acceleration and passing. This engine is the most economical of the three gas engines, managing 18 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway with two-wheel drive. There are a few other things that are good to take care of when getting your oil changed. With most of those combinations, you also can choose among four powertrains and whether you want two-wheel or four-wheel drive.
With the eAssist Powertrain, however, the 5. Do you go by months instead of miles? The lightweight valves enable the engine to rev quickly and capably to greater than 6,000 rpm. My user manual says 8. It is far better to have a little less than enough oil in the engine than too much oil. Check the oil level and add as necessary to reach the full mark.
This enables improved high-speed valvetrain dynamic performance. Many older-model Chevrolet trucks, including those manufactured without or before the creation of the Oil Life Monitoring System, require oil changes at 3,000-mile intervals. That engine used to take 6 quarts. The crankshaft in the Gen V small block is located with new nodular main bearing caps — a significant upgrade over more conventional grey iron main caps. Be careful since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed up the engine in the first step. Run for 1 minute and then shut down.
The I6 Engine takes 6. The pistons play an integral role in the direct injection system, as they feature dished heads designed to direct the fuel spray for a more complete combustion. Avoid fram on your filter choice. If it is lower than the full mark on the dipstick then add a little bit of oil at a time until the dipstick oil level reads full. The package includes embroidered head restraints and camouflage accents, black leather-appointed interior, a black exterior with blacked-out Chevy bowtie emblems, black 0ff-road assist steps, bigger and bolder Z71 badging, Rancho shocks, and Realtree exterior camouflage graphics. I brought that baby home and the first thing I did was change the oil and it sounded better immediately.
I am at the point where I need to do the first oil change on my new 2012 Sierra with the 5. With the extra electric boost, the V8, which has Active Fuel Managment — meaning it can deactivate cylinders, can run on four cylinders longer. The 2014 Silverado and 2014 Sierra make the most of the technology, with improved engine mounts, electronic throttle control, adaptive exhaust systems, improved aerodynamics, low-rolling resistance tires, and other technologies that help the engines operate in four-cylinder mode for longer periods of time, further increasing efficiency. Staff Member Shifting into Sixth Gear! Stick with those and you cant go wrong. Over tightening the filter may damage the o-ring and cause a leak to develop. They also have a unique head topography that is essential to the direct injection system. Also does anyone have any personal preference on oil brands and filters? Have them on all my vehicles, personal and commercial.
It is driven by the camshaft at the rear of the engine. Remove the oil drain bolt by turning it counter clockwise with the 15mm socket and ratcheting wrench. You should try to get a new set of window wipers every time you change your oil, and consider rotating your tires about every other time. Direct injection also delivers reduced emissions, particularly cold-start emissions. Could I get some pointers on that? It is a dual-equal cam phasing system that adjusts camshaft timing at the same rate for both intake and exhaust valves.
Start the engine and run for 1 minute. . Engine starting is also more consistent in all operating conditions. The cast iron manifolds feature saw cuts along their cylinder head mounting flange, which split the flange into three separate sections on the V6 and four separate sections on the V8s, allowing each section to move under extreme hot-cold temperature fluctuations to virtually eliminate movement of the exhaust manifold gaskets. The blackout theme continues with black Chevy bowties, black mirror caps, black grille and grille surround, and black headlight trim. Or how about 1000 mile? It's a 2011 Silverado 1500, I believe 6. The pistons feature unique sculpted topography that was optimized via extensive computer analysis to precisely direct the fuel spray for better mixing and more complete combustion.
It supports tremendous airflow at higher rpm for a broad horsepower band, along with strong, low-rpm torque. Is your ready for an oil change? Check the level and add … until full. Drain the oil and change the filter. For more, check out my other. Custom — The Silverado still may be primarily a work truck, but its 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels and body color grille surround and headlamp bezels look a bit more special. Park vehicle on a level surface. The Chevy Silverado is known for taking a beating, giving drivers unmatched power and dependability.