What kind of oil should i use

Asked by Jun 06, 2017 at 09:02 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What brand and weight of oil should
i use in my 92 chevy silverado 1500
truck

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The weight of oil should be specified in your owners manual. Sometimes this is indicated on the oil filler cap. It will probably be one of the following; 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. The brand is not important. Make sure the oil is API certified!

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If motor has over 200,000 miles some techs recommend heavier oil. And if weather is always hot where you drive often use heavier oil. Some say 20w50

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I would use a 5w30 oil in any name brand as they are all API certified. Conventional (non-synthetic) oil is fine. Also use a name brand filter such as Wix, AC-Delco, Bosch, Mobil1, Purolator etc. I am not a fan of Fram filters.

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