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2005 Chevy 1500 Z-71 4X4 Oil Specifications

by JoAnn Joubert

The oil of a 2005 Chevy 1500 Z-71 4-by-4 vehicle should have the same weight and consistency of a 5W-30 oil, whether it be a suburban or truck. Changing the oil is a simple process, but be wary not to damage the oil filter. Also, if you choose to change the oil filter, be careful to properly install it because a poorly installed filter can severely damage your engine.

2005 Chevy Suburban 1500 Z-71 4X4 Oil Specifications

The 5.3 liter V8 engine housed within the 2005 Chevy Suburban 1500 Z-71 comes equipped with an engine oil cooler, and if you are planning on changing the oil in this vehicle, then you should choose a high quality synthetic oil. If installing a new oil filter, you can expect to use 6 quarts of oil. It is best to use a 5W-30 oil.

2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z-71 4X4

The 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z-71 4X4 truck also requires 6 quarts of a high quality synthetic oil if changed with the oil filter. The V8 engine also comes equipped with an engine oil cooler system. It is best to use a 5W-30 oil.

When to Change the Oil

You should change the oil in your 2005 Chevy 1500 Z-71 4-by-4 product when the computer within the vehicle notifies you that the engine revolutions and engine operating temperature have reached their maximum utility with the current oil. The oil life monitor on your dashboard should indicate the necessity of an oil change. However, the oil should be changed between 3,000 and 7,500 miles since your last oil change. After changing the oil, be sure to reset the oil life monitor by pressing the brake pedal three times while the truck is off, yet turned to accessory. The oil light will flash a few times before resetting.

About the Author

JoAnn Joubert started writing in 2005, specializing in the areas of equestrian sports, cars and business. She authored a textbook on the creative industries and was awarded for her work on U.S. presidential nomination reform. Joubert holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Louisiana.

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