The Oil Capacity of the Chevrolet Silverado 305

by Charles Green

The Chevrolet Silverado and its predecessor C1500 model have been powered by various engines, including a 302-cubic-inch or 5.0-liter V-8 engine as found in the 1990 Chevrolet truck. These trucks have specific requirements when it comes to oil changes, including motor oil grade and capacities.

5.0-liter V-8

The 302-cubic-inch or 5.0-liter V-8 engine offered in the 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck requires 5 quarts of motor oil. For temperatures above 0 degrees Fahrenheit, 10W-30 motor oil is sufficient. For all temperature conditions, 5W-30 motor oil may be used.

Engine Coolant

Besides motor oil, other fluid requirements include the cooling system. With anair-conditioner unit installed, the 1990 Chevrolet requires 18 quarts of coolant. Without air-conditioner, this truck requires 17.5 quarts of coolant.

Transmission Fluid

With three-speed automatic transmission, the total fill requirement for this truck is 10.6 quarts. With four-speed automatic transmission, the total fill requirement is 11.6 quarts. With Muncie manual transmission 4.1 pints of transmission fluid is required. The NV4500 and four-speed with TSIC require 8.1 and 8.5 pints respectively.

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