S-10 Oil Capacityby Charles Green
General Motors sold the Chevrolet S-10, a compact pickup, from 1982 to 2004. Available in two- and four-wheel drive and in different cabin and bed configurations, the truck was an alternative to the full-size pickups that then dominated the market. Knowing your Chevy S-10 oil capacity and required weight of the motor oil is essential to keep this truck on the road for many years.
In its final year of production, the Chevrolet S-10 offered just one engine choice: a 4.3-liter V-6. This truck requires 4.6 quarts of motor oil; 10W-30 is recommended at temperatures above zero degrees Fahrenheit for the two-wheel-drive truck. The four-wheel-drive S-10 requires 5W-30 motor oil.
2.8-Liter V-6 Engine
In earlier years, the Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck offered a 2.8-liter V-6 engine. The 1993 Chevrolet S-10 requires 4.1 quarts of 5W-30 motor oil. Owners can choose 10W-30 motor oil at temperatures above zero degrees Fahrenheit.
1.9-Liter I-4 Engine
In its first and earlier years of production, the Chevy S-10 was powered by a base 1.9-liter, four-cylinder engine. This engine required 4.1 quarts of 10W-30 motor oil.
Charles Green is a freelance writer in North Carolina who has been writing since 1992 and freelancing since 2002. His work appears in "435 South Magazine," "Wisconsin Golfer" and for various websites. Green earned a Bacheler of Science in business administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey.