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What weight of Engine oil for V-8 6.0 Liter?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by TomsSnowPlowING, Dec 21, 2011.

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Engine oil for V-8 6.0 Liter gasoline

Poll closed Dec 31, 2011.
  1. 0 W 20

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 5 W 20

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. 5 W 30

    17 vote(s)
    73.9%
  4. 10 W 30

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. 10 W 40

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  6. 15 W 40

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  1. TomsSnowPlowING

    TomsSnowPlowING Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    What weight of Engine oil for V-8 6.0 Liter?
    0 W 20
    5 W 20
    5 W 30
    10 W 30
    10 W 40
    15 W 40
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  2. Was 5 W 30 kept going thru engines. Good thing was under Ext warranty. No more problems with 15 W 40.
     
  3. 10 W 30 for Winter
    10 W 40 for Summer
     
  4. WeDoSnowplowing

    WeDoSnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    5 W 30 for Winter

    10 W 30 for Spring to Fall
     
  5. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    10 W 30 all year long
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    spec is 5-30 and thicker will just drop fuel miles .

    inside of motor was set up to have 5-30 for oil and thicker makes stuff tighter .
     
  7. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    5w-30 is the manufacturer recommended oil.
     
  8. TomsSnowPlowING

    TomsSnowPlowING Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Love your Signature. . . A good friend will bail you out of jail.
    A great friend will be in jail right beside you saying "that was FUN!".
     
  9. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    i am right there with you fellas 5w-30

    that quote is awesome. and should add "whaooo what happened?"
     
  10. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I run 5w30 synthetic blend (kendall or Mobil) in the winter and 10w30 synthetic blend spring summer fall. I got 200k on my 6.0 and that routine has served it very well so far. Running the 10w in winter always gave me lifter tick and almost sounded like it was starving for oil on start up. But then we also get stints of teens or 20's for high temps days or even weeks. The affect it has had on mileage for me has barely been noticeable. But do what suits you, your driving habits and the ambient air temperature outside.
     
  11. TomsSnowPlowING

    TomsSnowPlowING Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    , your driving habits and the ambient air temperature outside
    Lately been going on 200 to 400 miles around trips. On interstates doing 65 MPH. Seeing CHRISTmas light> This evening went to Light Up Derry Park in Burnham, pa 17009. Last weekend went to Lakemont Park in Altoona, PA.
    Temperature middle 50s & rain.
     
  12. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    I just go with the speced 5W30 all year, old fashioned dinosaur oil change it every 2000-2500 miles rather than 3000 cuz I tow and plow with it.
     
  13. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Those are easy miles. Stick with 5w30 and it will be good.