Diesel Oil Change

diesel truck oil change

Expert Oil Changes for Diesel Trucks

Choosing Supertech Diesel Truck Specialists in Nanaimo for your maintenance will provide peace of mind knowing you aren’t comprising your truck’s health. Enjoy a diagnostic and checkup to ensure your diesel vehicle is at peak performance. 

Are Diesel Oil Changes Different?

Special oil is used. The oil change process is the same as a conventional gas vehicle, but the oil used is unique. Due to the diesel engines demands it requires special oil when compared to gas cars or trucks. This is the same with Sprinter Vans (or any other cargo vans). The oil acts differently, burns differently and performs in a special way formulated for the power of a diesel engine. There can be shortages, supply chain issues, and because of the wide array of diesel engine oil varieties, a diesel speciality shop is your best bet. 

Diesel Additives

We provide formulated diesel additives such as Archoil. We definitely recommend Archoil to provide diesel engine longevity. So if youre looking “Where to buy Archoil” give us a call. We are located conveniently in Nanaimo.

Providing The #1 Diesel Oil Changes Vancouver Island

Our Diesel truck customers routinely come over all Vancouver Island for their usual oil changes and specialist checkups to ensure their livelihoods are working in top shape. Communities such as Courtney, Parksville, Port Alberni, Ladysmith, Parksville, Cowichan, Duncan, Qualicum, Qualicum Beach, Victoria and even diesel oil changes for Vancouver.

How Much Oil Do Diesel Engines Need?

  • 6.7 Cummins: Approximately 11 litres
  • 5.9 Cummins: Approximately 11 litres
  • 6.7 Powerstroke: Approximately 14 litres
  • 6.4 Powerstroke: Approximately 14 litres
  • 6.0 Powerstroke: Approximately 14 litres
  • 7.3 Powerstroke: Approximately 14 litres
  • Duramax L5P: Approximately 9 litres
  • Duramax LML: Approximately 9 litres
  • Duramax LMM: Approximately 9 litres
  • Duramax LBZ: Approximately 9 litres
  • Duramax LLY: Approximately 9 litres
  • Duramax LB7: Approximately 9 litres

Are Diesel Oil Changes More Expensive?

Yes, typical diesel engines experience more expensive oil changes due to the sometimes unique oil used, but also the quantity of oil used. Most smaller vehicles take about 5 to 6 litres, and diesel engines are sometimes double this amount.

How often for diesel oil change?

Change your diesel engine’s oil every 10,000km (or twice a year). Commonly diesel trucks are work trucks, and can face long commutes and delivery of equipment/materials. Towing increases oil consumption, anything that requires your truck to work harder will consume more oil. So if you’re using your diesel truck at an increased work load we’d suggest more frequent oil changes, probably every 3 months. But we definitely recommend calling us, getting an inspection and discussing with us your driving habits so we can suggest a recommended oil change schedule.