How much oil - Chevy Impala Forums

It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Chevy Impala Forums

Go Back   Chevy Impala Forums > Performance and Technical > Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion

Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion W-Body 2006-2013. Discuss all Chevy Impala 8th Generation Performance and Technical Discussion here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-14-2009, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Durango's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 191
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
How much oil

Happy Holidays you all,

I'm getting ready to have my first oil change in my fairly new 08' Impala SS and was wondering how much oil (quarts) the 5.3 liter takes??? I'm switching to a synthetic so what are you guys using???

Durango

Durango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-14-2009, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SO CAL
Posts: 167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
6 Qts

Mobile 1 and a Mobile 1 filter,but ive been wanting to switch to Royal Purple...

1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2009, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Durango's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 191
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT View Post
6 Qts

Mobile 1 and a Mobile 1 filter,but ive been wanting to switch to Royal Purple...

1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT,

Thanks for your posting. Looking at your pic you and I have the same car including the color!!! I want to use Mobil 1 also as it's my standard in my 01' Durango V-8.

How many quarts of oil does the SS take?????


Durango

Durango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2009, 06:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SO CAL
Posts: 167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
6 Quarts

Get some pics of your SS,and show it off...

Hey if you got $600 to $650 to spare there making custom headers,for the LS4.PM if you want some more info,other wise the price goes up to $900


Last edited by 1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT; 12-14-2009 at 06:21 PM.. Reason: added info
1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2009, 07:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Durango's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 191
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
6 quarts

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT View Post
6 Quarts

Get some pics of your SS,and show it off...

Hey if you got $600 to $650 to spare there making custom headers,for the LS4.PM if you want some more info,other wise the price goes up to $900
1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT,

Thanks for the oil info. If the dealership allows I intend to buy the oil and take it to them.

Durango

Durango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2009, 05:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SO CAL
Posts: 167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Its pretty easy do it your self,not hard at all.And if the stealership does it with mobile 1 your gonna pay around $70 for an oil change...

1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2009, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Durango's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 191
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT View Post
Its pretty easy do it your self,not hard at all.And if the stealership does it with mobile 1 your gonna pay around $70 for an oil change...

1CL3ANSUP3RSPORT,

I know it'll be high but the car is still under warranty and don't want to risk anything until I'm sureall/if the bugs are worked out. Based on what they say if they let me bring my own oil then I'll do it BUT their standard option of a stock synthetic oil is "Syntec" and have wondered why they use that instead of the advertised Mobil 1 that my brothers Cadillac specifies. From what other forums have told me as long as the oil meets the GM 4718 specs then in reality it doesn't matter.

Durango

Durango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2009, 07:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
1st Year of the 5th Generation

 
77Impala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North TX
Posts: 6,588
Thanks: 253
Thanked 243 Times in 154 Posts
The dealerships have to honor the warranty as long as the oil you use meets API-SM rating which all oils on the market meet at this time. Just keep your receipts and mark the log book each time you change the oil and you will be fine if you ever have a warranty issue.

__________________

1977 Chevrolet Impala Sedan, 305, TH200, 2.56:1, 106K miles, 37 Lifetime Warranty Parts.
1989 GMC C1500 Sierra ECSB 350, HM290, 3.08:1, 329K miles, 6 Lifetime Warranty Parts.

77Impala is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2009, 07:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
pinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
oil wars

Looking at your posts about oil...well l was reading about this on another forum..I think the bonneville forum and it looks like Quaker state Q horsepower is the one to go with.... save some money on the purple. search "quaker oil wars" lm still to new to post links yet
:eek:

pinner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2009, 08:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Durango's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 191
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Hi guys,

If you look on the back on some bottles of oil you'll see they're rated for either one or both of the GM requirements being GM4718 the toughest requirment.

Again it all depends on wether they'll allow me to bring my own oil/synthetic in. They/This dealership (Cadillac) uses Castrol "Syntec" as a standard instead of the typical Mobil1 that's used in the Corvettes and such. The delaership I bought my Impala from used Chevron as their standard so why they use what they use I still wonder.

Don't get me started as to why I'm going to a Caddy dealership now instead of a Chevy. That's another story in itself.

I've tried and used Quaker Sate "Q" before and have found it to be a fine oil and no problems incountered during it's 3K trial. Still I prefer to use M1 until it's out of warranty but will use Syntec as a substitute.

Thanks for all your imputs in this.

Durango

Durango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-18-2009, 06:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
PushrodPower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got my Imp from a Ford dealership and the first oil change was free. Cadillac didn't call you or anything for free one? Alot of dealships do.

__________________
http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq227/Tallerico500/PushrodPower-1-1.jpg
PushrodPower is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-18-2009, 08:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Durango's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 191
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
NO!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by PushrodPower View Post
I got my Imp from a Ford dealership and the first oil change was free. Cadillac didn't call you or anything for free one? Alot of dealships do.
PushrodPower,

No they didn't call but considering GM's situation I didn't expect them too. Besides that I want my oil changed to a synthetic instead of dino so for that kind of money would you???

Durango

Durango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2009, 07:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
1st Year of the 5th Generation

 
77Impala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North TX
Posts: 6,588
Thanks: 253
Thanked 243 Times in 154 Posts
Does everyone realize the the synthetic oil is made from dino crud oil?

With all that I have read and seen I am not convinced that synthetic oil is better, yeah you may be able to go longer between oil changes but for the cost is that even worth it? Some places charge you three times more for the synthetic verse a standard oil change so I can pay for two regular oil changes verse 1 synthetic. And now with todays API-SM rated oil even the dino oil can go towards 7500 miles between changes. I am still old school and change mine between 3 and 4 K miles.

Several engines I have and work on all use dino oil and have between 200K and 360K on the odometer and each run just fine. And then there is that pickup that Pennsoil bought from a fellow after it rolled a million miles and it always had the Pennsoil 10w30 dino oil in it and changed between 3 and 3.5K miles. Here is the link: http://www.allbusiness.com/manufactu...5857818-1.html

__________________

1977 Chevrolet Impala Sedan, 305, TH200, 2.56:1, 106K miles, 37 Lifetime Warranty Parts.
1989 GMC C1500 Sierra ECSB 350, HM290, 3.08:1, 329K miles, 6 Lifetime Warranty Parts.


Last edited by 77Impala; 12-19-2009 at 07:37 AM..
77Impala is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2009, 08:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Durango's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 191
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
77Impala,

I know now a days synthetic oil is made from dino by hydro-cracking the molecule instead of creating it in the lab. That brings back the old fight between Castrol and Mobil again. I just figure that all synthetic is generally the same based on new manufacturing methods these days.

Regardless I'll always use a synthetic cuz that's the way I am but I still feel questionable about any type of oil going farther than 3-4K before an OCI is required.

This new fancy technology using the new GM "Oil Life Monitor" will have to get some use too cuz I don't necessarily like a machine telling me what to do. I guess I can get use to her giving me a hint of when it about time to change. It's kinda like a nice cute secretary always helping me along. Using this device I can at least still choose the oil of my choice and go from there as I'm still gonne replace the break-in dino with a good synthetic. That way I can have worry pretty much worry free oil issues until the net OCI. If I can get an "extended" version the more additive package added in the ooil the better.

Durango


Last edited by Durango; 12-19-2009 at 08:09 AM.. Reason: misspelling
Durango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Impala Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
This site is not affiliated nor endorsed by General Motors Corp. Chevy Impala and related trademarks are the property of General Motors Corp.