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April 27th, 2010, 7:17 PM   #1  
Best oil for 2006 Silverado?

Just bought a 2006 Silverado with the 5.3. I was wondering what type of oil I should switch to when the oil needs changed? I was thinking Royal Purple. Thoughts?

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April 27th, 2010, 7:29 PM   #2  
5w30, whatever brand you want. I run 5w30 Full Synthetic Pennzoil throough mine, and will keep running that. thought bout Amsoil, but I change my oil at 5k no matter what. Royal Purple is a high quality oil though, and there is nothign wrong with running it.

Just stay away from Fram filters, if possible. I run Fram, but I need to stop.

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April 27th, 2010, 8:13 PM   #3  
Totally agree on NO FRAM FILTERS!! I use NAPA "Gold" manufactured by Wix in all my vehicles (including tractor).

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April 27th, 2010, 8:58 PM   #4  
I swear by Mobil 1

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April 28th, 2010, 10:51 AM   #5  
Hi BBrock293,

Welcome to the Chevy Forums.

This is a tough call, and mostly governed by personal preferences.

I think the two things we all can agree on here, is

1. A good name brand oil filter. Avoid Fram and discount brands.

2. Any good name brand 5W30 oil rated SG or SH minimum.

Synthetic oil is going to get expensive, unless you're willing to go the extended change intervals for which they are designed.

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April 29th, 2010, 8:52 AM   #6  
I have always used dino oil in my trucks and have had no problems at all. Currently I use Castrol GTX, but as was mentioned, as long as it's API approved and of OEM vis, there shouldn't be a problem.

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April 29th, 2010, 9:02 AM   #7  
I think it really comes down to personal preferences. But as everyone has said use a good filter. alot of times I use ac/ delco filters.

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April 29th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #8  
my truck has 239,000 miles on it and i use 5w30 royal purple synthetic with the synthetic K&N oil filter its a noticable difference with running full synthetic, works great for high aaand really high mileage engines.

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April 29th, 2010, 6:52 PM   #9  
a little lite reading,,b1v6g3vS

me, M1 and AC Delco or Wix filters

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July 5th, 2010, 9:39 AM   #10  
My 2006 1500 5.3L burns oil in between oil changes no matter what type I use. I have used AMS oil Pennzoil and what ever the dealer uses. The dealer says the 5.3L burns 1-2 quarts every 3,000 miles and that is what happens no matter what oil I use. any suggestions?

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