Michelle T. December 23, 2020. When equipped with the 4.3-liter V6 engine, the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 takeS4.3 liters (4.5 quarts) of 5W-30 motor oil. Both the 4.8-liter and 5.3-liter V8 engines getS5.7 liters (6.0 quarts) of fluid with the same viscosity. GMC recommends changing the oil in this vehicle every 7,000 miles.
FAQ 2008 gmc sierra 5.3 oil type
What kind of oil does a GMC Sierra 1500 take?
Oil & Filter Change GMC Sierra 1500 (2007-2013) Most GMCs have the oil type printed on the oil cap – it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn’t printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Sierra 1500.
How often to change the oil in a GMC Sierra?
How often to change the oil in GMC Sierra? Full synthetic oil can last longer than other oils. It depends upon the type of vehicle and the brand of synthetic oil you are using in it. You should check the user manual to get information about oil change intervals. Typically some models need to change oil every 3000 to 5000 miles.
What does the oil light mean on a GMC Sierra?
All GMC Sierra trucks have an engine oil system to monitor engine speed temperature and operating conditions. This system has lights to indicate when it is time to change the oil. Whenever the oil level is down white light turns on immediately. OLS system does not indicate oil change warning before six months and a year.
What kind of oil does a Chevy Silverado 5W30 take?
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil This is another high performance and high mileage motor oil for vehicles over 75,000 miles, such as your Silverado, and yes, it meets the 5W-30 viscosity requirements of 5.3 liter Vortec engines.
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