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    i was told 5 quarts. is this right?

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    I was told 6 by autozone. I forgot to check after the 5th one so i added the 6 and honestly it was a bit too much. Probably 5.5 would have been about perfect.
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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    on my dad's '00 it usually takes between 5-6 depending on how long he let's it drain.
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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by TINY'S97
    on my dad's '00 it usually takes between 5-6 depending on how long he let's it drain.
    thanks

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    The GM service manual says 6 quarts.
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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    six quarts with a filter change
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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    six quarts with filter for LS1 based engines

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    i only put 5 in my 5.7 full syn.
    should i put more? it reads normal

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrismg84
    i only put 5 in my 5.7 full syn.
    should i put more? it reads normal
    5qts is all that in needs. The 99+ needs 6qts.

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    on the 6qt's with filter change.
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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gran Patron
    5qts is all that in needs. The 99+ needs 6qts.
    The 5.0 and the 5.7 hold 5qts.


    The 4.8 and the 5.3 both hold 6 qts. Drain that chit while it's warm and you don't have to wait

    EDIT: All figures above are assuming a filter change also.
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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    i can't imagine changing my oil with out changing the filter. hell i'm laying right there anyway.
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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    This got me the first time with my 5.3L. I took it to the Quick Lube with 5 qts of my own synthetic, like my 5.7 used. The tech came out to tell me it was still a quart low. He then let me check it myself. So I had to buy a quart from them. They bent me over, $7.00 for the quart!!.

    (I'm using the Quick Lube here because I haven't found a place to get rid of used oil here yet. If anybody in Laramie, WY is using it for heating let me know.)

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by hescop
    This got me the first time with my 5.3L. I took it to the Quick Lube with 5 qts of my own synthetic, like my 5.7 used. The tech came out to tell me it was still a quart low. He then let me check it myself. So I had to buy a quart from them. They bent me over, $7.00 for the quart!!.

    (I'm using the Quick Lube here because I haven't found a place to get rid of used oil here yet. If anybody in Laramie, WY is using it for heating let me know.)
    Most major autopart stores will take it for free. They sell it to recyclers and make a few bucks.

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    did you seriously ask that question? WOW do you not have a manual that comes with every truck? yes its 6

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by 12poopie
    did you seriously ask that question? WOW do you not have a manual that comes with every truck? yes its 6
    So you just dig up an old post to be a ?
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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    So you just dig up an old post to be a ?
    :LOL:

    By the way, nice first post I'm looking forward to more wonderful contributions to this site from you.

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    Most major autopart stores will take it for free. They sell it to recyclers and make a few bucks.
    Some places charge you, to take your used oil......that way they make money on both ends of the deal........F#^%EN Rich People!

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    6 quarts with filter change

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    Re: 5.3. how many quarts of oil?

    ok...stupid question...

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    Ive alawys gotten my oil done at a shop owned by a friend of mine. Well, I need to do it myself this time. Got the filter and the 6 quarts. However, call me stupid...wheres the oil drain plug? Usually near the filter on the vehicles ive done before...maybe im just missing it....

 

 
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