1999 – 2022 Chevy/ GMC 5.3 Oil Capacity & Oil Type

How many quarts of oil does a 5.3 take? What type of oil does it require?
With the whole fuss about Chevy 5.3 consuming excessive oil, knowing the exact oil capacity and oil type of your engine is salient.

Generally, this engine requires 6-8 quarts of oil. This depends on the different models years. The recommended oil types are 0W20, 0W30, 5W30, or 10W30.

In this blog post, we’ll show you the oil capacity and oil type for all Chevy and GMC vehicles with 5.3 engine. We also provide some recommended oils used in this engine.

Let’s get started!

Chevy 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type Lookup

This lookup guide provides you with all the information about oil capacity and oil type used for your Chevy 5.3 engine. Type your year make and model of your Chevy in the SEARCH box; you’ll get what you need. E.g., 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500

Year MakeModelOil Capacity
(Without filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
1999Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

1999Chevy Silverado2500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

1999GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

1999GMC Sierra 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000Chevy Silverado2500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000Chevy Saburban 5.3 6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000Chevy Tahoe 5.3 6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000GMC Sierra 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000GMC Sierra 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000GMC Yukon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2001Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2001Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2001Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2001GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2001GMC Yukon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2001GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.3 6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Express 2500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy SSR 5.3 6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Trailblazer5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Express 2500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy SSR 5.3 6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Trailblazer5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Silverado 1500 classic 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Trailblazer5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008Chevy Trailblazer5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Colorado 5.3 6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Trailblazer5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009GMC Canyon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010Chevy Colorado 5.3 6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010GMC Canyon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011Chevy Colorado 5.3 6 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011GMC Canyon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012Chevy Colorado 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012GMC Canyon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013Chevy Avalanche 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30s
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013Chevy Colorado 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013Chevy Express 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013Chevy Silverado 1500 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2014Chevy Express 1500 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2014Chevy Silverado 1500 5.38.5 qrt/ 8 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2014Chevy Saburban 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2014Chevy Tahoe 5.36 qrt/ 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2014GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2014GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2014GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2015Chevy Silverado 1500 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2015Chevy Saburban 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2015Chevy Tahoe 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2015GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2015GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2016Chevy Silverado 1500 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2016Chevy Saburban 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2016Chevy Tahoe 5.38.5 qrt/ 8 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2016GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2016GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2017Chevy Silverado 1500 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2017Chevy Saburban 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2017Chevy Tahoe 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2017GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2017GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2018Chevy Silverado 1500 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2018Chevy Saburban 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2018Chevy Tahoe 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2018GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2018GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2019Chevy Silverado 1500 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2019Chevy Saburban 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2019Chevy Tahoe 5.38 qrt/ 7.57 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2019GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2019GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2020GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2020GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2021GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2021GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2022GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

related: 5.3 Common Oil Leaks: Cause & Repair Guide

Chevy 5.3 Oil Specification Overview

Over the years, the Chevy 5.3 engine (a.k.a Vortec 5300) is considered a formidable and trustworthy engine. This engine comes with a “super-active” fuel management system, and thus, it typically consumes much oil. 

According to the owner’s manual for Chevy 5.3 engine, any oil brand that meets the Dexos1 approval should be fine to use in this engine. The viscosity recommendations are 0W20 and 5w30. 10W30 is also acceptable in some models. Just make sure it meets the Dexos1 specification.

Chevy 5.3 oil type

1999 – 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your Silverado 1500 in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil CapacityOil TypeRecommendation
1999Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L 6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2001Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 32°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2014Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2015Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2016Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2017Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2018Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2019Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2020Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

2021Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

There are two Chevy Silver 1500; the 1999 – 2013 models and 2014 – to date models. 

Chevrolet recommends using synthetic oils because they are friendlier with the engine. However, you can refill semi-synthetic; they are also good for the Chevy 5.3L engine.

A 1999 – 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5.3L engine consumes 6 quarts of 5W30 oil with oil filter change. You should change your oil every 5,000 to 10,000 miles to keep the engine working smoothly. If you don’t change the engine oil frequently, dirty and bad oil can cause severe damage. You also will experience terrible gas mileage. Don’t forget your engine oil and oil filter.

Unlike the 1999 – 2013 models, the newer Chevy Silverado models built from 2014 have an oil capacity of 8 quarts with a new oil filter. The recommended oil viscosity is 0W20.

If you are looking for an oil change interval, Chevy recommends changing the oil every 7,500 miles or every 6 months, whichever comes first. However, if you frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic or extreme temperatures, it is best to change your oil more often.

1999 – 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your Silverado 2500 in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRcommendation
1999Chevy Silverado 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above -4°F: 10W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2000Chevy Silverado 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L Above -4°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Your 2000 Chevy Silverado can take a maximum of 6 quarts of oil, SAE 5W30 or 10W30. 5W30 is advisable for all temperatures. When the weather temperature is above 4℉, you can use 10W30.


2000 – 2022 Chevy Suburban 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Most 2000 – 2019 Chevy Suburban models come with a Chevy 5.3L engine. Below are their respective oil capacities.

Type the year make of your Silver Suburban in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecomendation
2000Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2001Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2002Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2003Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2004Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2005Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2006Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2007Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2008Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2009Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2010Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 32°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2011Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2012Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2013Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2014Chevy Suburban 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

2015Chevy Suburban 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20
2016Chevy Suburban 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20
2017Chevy Suburban 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20
2018Chevy Suburban 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20
2019Chevy Suburban 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20
2020Chevy Suburban 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20
2021Chevy Suburban 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20
2022Chevy Suburban 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 LAll temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Chevy Suburban 5.3 models from 2000 – 2014 can take up to 6 quarts of oil. The oil change intervals can be 12 months. The right oil type specified in the owner’s manual is 5W30 for all temp and 10W30 when it is above 0℉.

Unlike the older models, if your Chevy Suburban falls within 2015 – 2022, the oil capacity is 8 quarts. Recommended viscosity is 0W-20.


2000 – 2022 Chevy Tahoe 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your Chevy Tahoe in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecomendation
2000Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2001Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2002Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2003Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2004Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2005Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2006Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2007Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2008Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2009Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2010Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 32°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2011Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2012Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2013Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2014Chevy Tahoe 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30

Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2015Chevy Tahoe 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2016Chevy Tahoe 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2017Chevy Tahoe 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2018Chevy Tahoe 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2019Chevy Tahoe 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2020Chevy Tahoe 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2021Chevy Tahoe 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2022Chevy Tahoe 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

Your Chevy Tahoe SUV can take up to 8 quarts of oil depending on the year and engine model.

However, if your Tahoe with a 5.3 engine falls among the models manufactured between 2000 – 2014, don’t fret, its oil capacity is just 6 quarts of 5W30 oil (all temps) and 10W30 (above 0℉).

While the older Chevy Tahoe models consume 6qts of oil, these newer models from 2015 consume 8 quarts. You will need to use 0W20 synthetic motor oil for this car.


2003 – 2013 Chevy Express 1500 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Most 2003 – 2013 Chevy Express 1500 and 2500 models come with the 5.3 engine. Below are the respective oil capacities for the models.

Type the year make of your Chevy Express 1500 in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2003Chevy Express 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol 5W30

2004Chevy Express 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol 5W30

2005Chevy Express 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol 5W30

2006Chevy Express 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol 5W30

Asides from the 2004 Chevy Express 1500, the rest models with 5.3L engines have an oil capacity rated 6 quarts of 5W30 oil. The 2004 Chevy Express consumes up to 8 quarts of oil, which is more than what 2003, 2005 – 2013 models can take. However, the oil type is not so different. Your Express needs 5W30 oil to run smoothly.


2003 – 2005 Chevy Express 2500 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your Chevy Express 2500 in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2003Chevy Express 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2004Chevy Express 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2005Chevy Express 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

More so, the 2003 – 2005 Chevy Express models have an oil capacity of 6 quarts. Well, I guess you know it! The proper oil type to use is 5W30, without a doubt!


2002 – 2013 Chevy Avalanche 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

This Chevrolet pickup truck doesn’t consume excess oil. Both the older and newer models have a low oil consumption rate.

Type the year make of your Chevy Avalanche in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2002Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2003Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2004Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2005Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2005Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2006Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2006Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2007Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2008Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2009Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2010Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 32°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2011Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2012Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2013Chevy Alavanche 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

Avalanche models produced within 2002 – 2004 consume 6 quarts of oil (preferably synthetic). You need to use the proper oil type for this model to keep it running at the peak performance. The oil type recommended is 5W30. However, when the weather is above 0℉, you can switch to 10W30 for a better lubrication.

The Chevy Avalanches from 2006 – 2013 also consume 6 quarts of oil. Just like previous models, your Avalanche requires 5W30 to operate well. When it is above 32℉, 10W30 also can be used.


2003 – 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Looking for the oil capacity of your “beast” Trailblazer? This mid-size SUV is well-built with a robust 5.3 engine.

Type the year make of your Chevy Trailblazer in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2003Chevy Trailblazer 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2004Chevy Trailblazer 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2007Chevy Trailblazer 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2009Chevy Trailblazer 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

All Chevrolet Trailblazers manufactured between 2003 – 2009 with 5.3 engine consumes 6 quarts of 5W30 oil. The oil change intervals for this model can be up to 12 months. The engine oil can cost between $3.5 and $14.5 per quart. This depends on the oil type or brand you use.


2009 – 2013 Chevy Colorado 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Your mid-size truck, Chevrolet Colorado, lacks driver assists techs but definitely makes up for that in performance and handling. This truck is good, and the 5.3L engine models are just “a smooth ride.”

Type the year make of your Chevy Colorado in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2009Chevy Colorado 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2010Chevy Colorado 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2011Chevy Colorado 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2012Chevy Colorado 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

2013Chevy Colorado 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

The 2009 – 2013 Colorado models with 5.3 engines consume 6 quarts of oil. Apparently, you know the best type of engine oil to use, synthetics. You Colorado will require 5W30 oil to operate smoothly.


2003 – 2004 Chevy SSR 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

The Super Sports Roadster models are aesthetically appealing with “monster” specs. But what about the oil capacity?

Type the year make of your Chevy SSR in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil Type
2003Chevy SSR 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30
2004Chevy SSR 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L All temps: 5W30

As rugged as the Chevy SSR appears, the 2003 – 2004 models with 5.3 engines takes just 6 quarts of 5W30 oil.


2009 – 2012 GMC Canyon 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your GMC Canyon in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2009GMC Canyon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2010GMC Canyon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2011GMC Canyon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2012GMC Canyon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

For the 2009 – 2012 GMC Canyon with the 5.3 engine, it has an oil capacity of 6 quarts with a filter. The oil type recommended for these vehicles is 5W30 (all temps). You should change your oil and filter every 7,500 miles to keep your car running at peak performance.  


2006 – 2007 Chevy Monte Carlo 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your GMC Monte in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2006Chevy Monte Carlo 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2007GMC Canyon6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

Just like most other Chevy models, you Monte Carlo has the oil capacity of 6 quarts. The best oil type for your car is 5W30 and 10W30. 5W30 can be used in all temps, meanwhile 0W30 is used when it is below 30℉.


2003 – 2014 GMC Savana 1500 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your Savana 1500 in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2003GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2004GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2005GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2006GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2007GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2008GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2009GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2010GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30 or 5W30
- Meet GM6094
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2011GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2012GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2013GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2014GMC Savana 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2003GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2004GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2005GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

Like the Canyon model, the 2003 – 2014 Savana 1500 requires 6 quarts of oil, including an oil filter. According to the owner’s manual, the recommended oil type that you should use in these models is 5W30 for all temperatures. However, if you drive in regions where the temperature is below -20℉, you can switch to 0W30. This oil will be better for a cold start. 


2003 – 2005 GMC Savana 2500 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your Savana 2500 in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2003GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2004GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2005GMC Savana 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

If you drive a  2003 – 2005 GMC Savana 2500 5.3, you’ll need 6 quarts of oil with a filter when changing the oil for your van. 5W30 is preferred in all temps. Besides, you also can use 10W30 oil if you live in regions where the weather is hot and 0W30 at cold temp. 


1999 – 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your Sierra 1500 in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
1999GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2000GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 quarts- 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2001GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2002GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2003GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2004GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2005GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2006GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2007GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2008GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2009GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2010GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
- Above 0°F: 10W30
- Meet GM6094 standard
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2011GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2012GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2013GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2014GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2015GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2016GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2017GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2018GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2019GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2020GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2021GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

Well, if your Sierra 1500 was manufactured in 1999 – 2003, you need 6 quarts of 5W30 oil for each oil change. Meanwhile, 2014 – 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 requires 8 quarts of 0W20 oil. A good rule of thumb for oil change maintenance is 5,000 to 10,000 miles. 


1999 – 2000 GMC Sierra 2500 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your Sierra 2500 in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
1999GMC Sierra 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2000GMC Sierra 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2000GMC Sierra 2500 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (all temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

Your Sierra 2500 will have an oil capacity of 6 quarts (with an oil filter). To keep the engine running smoothly, you need to use the right oil type specified. 5W30 is preferred to use around the year. But you also can switch to 10W30 if the temperature is above 0℉.


2018 – 2022 GMC Yukon 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your GMC Yukon in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2000GMC Yukon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2001GMC Yukon 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30

If your 5.3 Yukon falls among the models manufactured between 2018 – 2022, its oil capacity is 8 quarts, including the oil filter. The only viscosity that you should use for your vehicle is 0W20. 


2000 – 2022 GMC Yukon XL 5.3 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Type the year make of your GMC Yukon XL in the SEARCH box to know the oil capacity and oil type to use.

YearsModelOil
Capacity (with oil filter)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2000GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2001GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2002GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2003GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2004GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2005GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2005GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Above 0°F: 10W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2006GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Below -4°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2007GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Below -4°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2008GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2009GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - Below -20°F: 0W30
-Above -20°F: 5W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2010GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - All temps: 5W30
- Below -20F (-29C): 5W30 or 0W30
- Above 0°F: 10W30
- Meet GM6094 standard
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2011GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2012GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2013GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2014GMC Yukon XL 5.3L6 qrt / 5.67 L - 5W30 is preferred (All temps)
- Below -20°F: 0W30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W30

Castrol GTX 5W30
2015GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20
2016GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2017GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2018GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2019GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2020GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2021GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

2022GMC Yukon XL 5.3L8 qrt / 7.5 L- All temps: 0W20
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W20

Mobil 1 0W20

Your GMC Yukon XL with 5.3 engines can take up to 6 or 8 quarts of oil depending on the year make:

The 2000 – 2014 Yukon XL models have an oil capacity of 6 quarts of 5W30 oil. 

The 2015 – 2022 Yukon XL consumes up to 8 quarts of oil. 0W20 is recommended to use in all operating temperatures. 

related: Chevy Equinox Oil Type & Capacity

How Often To Change Oil in Chevy 5.3 Vehicles

Chevrolet recommends that you change oils at 3,000 miles intervals. However, some drivers do not change oils until after 12 months. Now, here’s the truth, if you’re using the “best-fit” oil for your engine, you need not bother about oil change until after 7,500 – 10,000 miles

Interestingly, newer Chevrolet vehicles come with an Oil Life Monitoring System, which notifies you when your engine seems to need an oil change. 

Final Words

Depending on your vehicle type and model, Chevy 5.3’s oil capacity is either 6qts or 8qts. Typically, the older models (before 2013) have 6qts quantity, while newer models (after 2013) have 8qts capacity.

The Chevy 5.3 engine is a powerful workhorse that can handle a variety of tasks, but it’s important to use the correct type of oil and to check the oil level regularly. By following these simple tips, you can keep your Chevy 5.3 running smoothly for years to come.

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2 thoughts on “1999 – 2022 Chevy/ GMC 5.3 Oil Capacity & Oil Type”

  1. Harold batchelor

    I’ve got a chevy 1500 with a 5.3 engin over 200 thousand miles uh change the oil around every4000 miles uh never have to add oil between changes its been a great engine

  2. I have a 2001 gmc yukon 5.3 with 78k miles been running full synthetic 10w-30 since the 1st oil change. Change the oil approx 2x a yr.. eventhough the oil says 10000 miles. Never has had any issues. Great engine strong as ever even after 21+ years!

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