Even if someone changes their oil every 3000 miles, it is hard for anyone to actually make a case that it is wasting money. I am not too concerned that their oil for my 5. The draining process was relatively slow, taking about 10 minutes to drain 8. The petcock needs to be turned approximately 90 - 120 degrees counterclockwise to pop out and open do not force further counterclockwise or you may break the petcock! Most elect to replace the filter screen, as it is a low cost item. Edited January 30, 2014 by Cowpie.
If you don't mind doing it yourself, then I suggest you do it. . Thanks for the move to the correct forum! Operating a vehicle for 12,000-15,000 miles or changing the oil once a year is not a maintenance schedule I would perform on one of my vehicles. Some technicians replace the oil pressure sensor in a futile attempt to eliminate the low oil pressure message. The petcock needs to be turned approximately 90 - 120 degrees counterclockwise to pop out and open do not force further counterclockwise or you may break the petcock! Edited July 1, 2012 by BlackZ71Silverado I have 5. Installing a second oil filter often another brand often gets credit for restoring the oil pressure when the actual solution was the release of the trapped air.
Highly unlikely that the oil analysis would show anything out of specs. I prefer Mobil one 5w-30 and Ac delco p48 filter. The draining process was relatively slow, taking about 10 minutes to drain 12. You can get this at Walmart, it is Mobile 1's best synthetic oil. And when you consider the other things that definitely could be construed as a waste of money. Not dexos approved, but is dexos compliant. Has the technology reached a level that vehicles can be driven for extended oil drain intervals and remain free of contaminants, or is this marketing strategy to sell vehicles by promoting lower maintenance cost? Also does anyone have any personal preference on oil brands and filters? Add two litres every 2500 km.
We are only talking a few quarts here and not 10 gallons. Whether your engine requires high mileage, synthetic, or synthetic blend oil, you can drive easy knowing that we'll always do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, climate, and mileage. If the valve sticks in the open position, the oil returns to the suction side of the oil pump, resulting in a low or no oil pressure condition. Stick with those and you cant go wrong. We often used this technique following an engine overhaul, prior to starting the engine for the first time. I am at the point where I need to do the first oil change on my new 2012 Sierra with the 5. We're experts at making sure your car gets the right oil at the right price, fast! I run Mobil 1 Synthetic and used to change every ~7000 miles.
If they were spending mine, then we would have a problem. Also fixed the title and moved to the maintenance forum I used a 5 gallon jug of 5w-30, which I had purchased for the truck, and topped off using some of the 0w-40 I keep on hand for my Z06. Timely vehicle maintenance is imperative in making certain the engine remains free of contaminants that can cause lubrication-related issues. Carefully remove the overflow hose from the radiator at the radiator cap and lower it below the reservoir tank to drain it. Also if doing yourself save the receipts. To make things easier on your busy schedule, our stores are open late and on weekends. Thankfully we don't have the G6 any longer it was a bad car too.
After it's been removed and cleaned there are a number of different drain plugs that can be installed. Two additional areas that should be considered on any application when dealing with low or no oil pressure: 1. Priming the system can often be achieved by first disabling and preventing the engine from starting. This is for a 1500 5. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Sierra 1500 for potential trouble spots.
Further, if the application has a vertical mounted oil filter, filling the oil filter with oil can assist in restoring the oil pressure. How much oil does the 5. I have run Mobil 1 5W30 since day one and that has been my range. If the o-ring that seals the pickup tube to the oil pump is not properly sealed, cavitation can occur, resulting in a low or no oil pressure condition. When this fails, the vehicle is often sent to the dealer for further evaluation.
In the words of the counter culture of the 60's. Just luck I guess that in 3500 miles of driving that it didn't spin off. There was a part missing that allowed oil to splash up into the valves. Edited July 1, 2012 by elcamino I used to be one to not trust the system until I sent a few samples out to BlackStone Labs for testing. I change it at 5k miles or just under. In some cases, the customer encounters the low oil pressure message and has the oil and filter changed in an effort to correct the symptom.