What oil should I use on a 2011 Silverado?

What oil should I use on a 2011 Silverado?

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado useS4. 5 quarts of oil with the 4.3L V6 engine, and all the other options use 6.0 quarts. Chevrolet recommends that You use SAE 5W-30 fully synthetic oil when You need to change it.

What is API motor oil?

API stands for the American Petroleum Institute. The organization evaluates every blend of motor oil. It assigns an API rating to motor oil blends that meet ILSAC’s current standards. ILSAC stands for International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee.

What oil has the highest API rating?

The API’s current highest rating for motor oil is SM. This oil is intended for all gasoline engines currently in use and has been the standard since 2004. For diesel engines, the current top oil rating is CI-4.

What is the best oil for a Chevy Silverado?

What Kind of Oil Does The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Use?

  • The 4.3-liter V6 engine on this year’s Silverado uses SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade motor oil.
  • If your 2020 Silverado is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine, it’s important to use SAE 0W-20 viscosity grade motor oil.

How much transmission fluid does a 2011 Chevy Silverado take?

6L80: 12.2 to 12.4 quarts.

What is the difference between SAE and API oil?

SAE is the Society Of Automotive Engineers (USA). The SAE rating of an oil is a measure of its viscosity (eg 20W50). API is the American Petroleum Institute. The API rating of an engine oil covers the performance rating of the oil (e.g. SM for petrol, CF for diesel).

What is 15w40 oil used for?

ADVANTAGE 15W-40 HEAVY DUTY DIESEL ENGINE OIL can be used with complete success in over-the-road diesel trucks, off-highway diesel equipment, farm tractors, and passenger cars and light trucks with diesel, turbo-charged diesel engines, or gasoline engines and is backward compatible with previous API Oil Categories.

Can I use 5w30 instead of 0w20 Silverado?

If you add 5w30 to your vehicle instead of 0w20, the performance of your vehicle will not affect much. Your vehicle will continue to run smoothly and providing you comfortable rides.