Here is a table for the 2004 Chevy Tahoe Engine Models with their recommended oil type and oil capacity (with filter):
|Engine Model||Oil Type||Oil Capacity with Filter (quarts/liters)|
|4.8L V8||5W-30||6 quarts / 5.7 liters|
|5.3L V8||5W-30||6 quarts / 5.7 liters|
|5.3L V8 Flex Fuel||5W-30||6 quarts / 5.7 liters|
|6.0L V8||5W-30 or 10W-30||6 quarts / 5.7 liters|
What kind of oil does a 2004 Chevy Tahoe take?
The 2004 Chevy Tahoe is recommended to use SAE 5W-30 motor oil. The manufacturer recommends this viscosity for year-round protection in all temperatures. The oil should also meet the API (American Petroleum Institute) certification requirements of SJ or higher.
Some suitable oil brands for the 2004 Chevy Tahoe include:
- Mobil 1
- Royal Purple
- Pennzoil Platinum
- Valvoline SynPower
- Castrol EDGE
To complete a full oil change on the 2004 Chevy Tahoe, you will need approximately 6 quarts (or 5.7 liters) of engine oil.
How often do you change the oil on a 2004 Chevy Tahoe?
According to professional mechanics and the manufacturer’s recommendations, it is typically suggested to change the oil in a 2004 Chevy Tahoe every 3 months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, some newer vehicles and synthetic oils can often go longer between oil changes, up to around 5,000-7,500 miles.
How much will it cost to change oil and filter on a 2004 Chevy Tahoe in the US?
The cost to change the oil and filter on a 2004 Chevy Tahoe can vary depending on location, the type of oil used, and whether or not any additional services are performed. On average, however, you can expect to pay between $40 and $75 for an oil change at a reputable service center in the United States.
What are the signs of an oil change in the 2004 Chevy Tahoe?
In addition to tracking mileage, there are several signs that can indicate it’s time for an oil change in a 2004 Chevy Tahoe. Some of these signs include:
- Dark or dirty oil: If the oil on the dipstick appears dark or dirty, it may be time for an oil change.
- Engine is running louder than usual: Old or dirty oil can cause increased engine noise, so if you notice your Tahoe is running louder than usual, it may be time for an oil change.
- Decreased fuel efficiency: When oil becomes old and dirty, it can cause the engine to work harder, which can lead to decreased fuel efficiency.
- Warning lights: If the “check engine” or “oil change” light comes on, it’s important to have your Tahoe inspected as soon as possible.
- Oil level is low: If you notice that the oil level on the dipstick is low, it may be a sign that it’s time for an oil change.