2014 Chevrolet Silverado Oil Capacity

Your 2014 Chevy Silverado oil capacity depends on the engine you have. Keep reading for the details.
Written by Thidas Senanayaka
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
Your 2014 Chevy Silverado’s oil capacity can be either 6 quarts (5.7 liters) or 8.5 quarts (8 liters) depending on which engine you have. Chevy recommends using dexos1-certified oil.
With a wide range of body styles to choose from, the 2014 Silverado certainly provided a lot of choices and was a great buy in the full-size pickup market. 
To keep your truck running smoothly for years to come, you’ll want to keep up with its
car maintenance
. Oil and filter changes are an important part of this. Here’s a guide to the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado engine oil capacity, including the ins and outs of how to change your oil at home.
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado oil capacity

Engine oil capacity will vary depending on what version of the Silverado you have. If you have a 4.3-liter V6 or a 6-liter V8, the oil capacity is 6 quarts / 5.7 liters. If your Silverado has a 5.3-liter V8 or 6.2-liter V8, the oil capacity is 8.5 quarts / 8 liters

What kind of oil does a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado need?

For the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines, SAE 0W-20 is the oil grade to purchase. For the 4.3-liter V6 and 6.0-liter V8, SAE 5W-30 is the grade you’ll need. 
Specifically, Chevy recommends using ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend engine oil, but any dexos-certified equivalent with the same grade should work. 
Not using the recommended oil can result in engine damage—and your vehicle’s manufacturer warranty may even be voided—so be careful. Double-check with your mechanic or dealer whether the engine oil you’ve chosen will work for your 2014 Silverado before attempting any DIY oil changes.

How often to change the oil on a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Luckily, your 2014 Silverado has an Oil Life system that’ll tell you when an oil change is necessary. When a “CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON” message comes on the display, you should change the oil within the next 600 miles (1,000 km). 
Sometimes, you might go up to a year without needing an oil change if you’re driving in really good conditions—but you usually don’t want to wait that long. If there’s a problem with the oil life system or it has been reset accidentally, you should change the oil at 3,000 miles (5,000 km) to be safe.
You should also watch out for the following signs that you need an oil change:
  • Oil color has changed from tan/amber to dark brown/black
  • Your engine performance or fuel efficiency worsens
  • Oil feels gritty or grainy in your hands
  • You smell engine oil or a burning odor
It’s recommended that you check your engine oil every couple of times you refuel at the gas station to look out for these symptoms. 

How to change your oil and oil filter

You can change your oil and filter right at home without much of an issue. It’ll help a lot if you have someone to assist you if it’s your first time doing this. First, gather the following equipment: 
  • Jack and jack stand to raise your car
  • A drain bolt wrench
  • An oil filter-removal wrench (this is a specialized tool you’ll have to get from a dealer)
  • A filter and drain pan to catch the old oil
  • Replacement oil filter
  • Gloves and a funnel (to minimize the mess)
Make sure you have the required amount of your 0W-20 or 5W-30 oil, too. Then, follow these steps:
  1. Safely park your Silverado on a level surface. 
  2. Turn the car on. Let your engine reach a normal operating temperature, then turn it off again. 
  3. Raise the car up using a floor jack and jack stand. 
  4. Open the hood and remove the oil fill cap.
  5. Place a drain pan under the drain plug. Remove the plug using the wrench. Let the oil completely drain into the pan. Watch out—the oil will be quite warm or even hot.
  6. Using the oil filter wrench, loosen the oil filter and remove it with your hand. Keep your drain pan in place to catch the oil under the filter, too. 
  7. Screw in the new oil filter and drain plug using the respective wrenches. 
  8. Using your funnel, pour in new engine oil through the filler opening. Then, securely reinstall the cap.
After that’s done, restart the Silverado to check for any leakage. You should also check your oil levels with a dipstick to make sure you’ve added enough.
When you complete the oil change, you’ll have to reset the oil life system so it can calculate the next oil change interval for you. Follow these steps:
  1. Display the Oil Life Remaining on the driver information center
  2. Press and hold the check symbol for several seconds, and the oil life will change to 100%
And that’s all there is to it! Congratulations, now you know how to perform a successful oil change.
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