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Old 12-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #86
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Drives: 2011 Camaro 1SS, RS, Automatic.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I've been using Mobil 1 because that's what GM put in our cars. I was tempted to use Valvoline SynPower (synthetic) oil because it was a bit cheaper than Mobil 1, BUT:

I don't know if this has been asked - I was reading the 'additional' instruction manual and it states that for V6 use GM6094 certified oil. For V8, use GM4718M synthetic oil.
When I read the labels on Mobil 1 and Valvoline SynPower, only Mobil 1 states that it meets both GM 4718 and GM6094. Valvoline only has 'GM6094'.

Should we be using Valvoline SynPower for the SS Camaros?

I did go to the Valvoline Website to find if it can be used in our Camaros, and this is what it said: "Because your CAMARO is a performance vehicle.....we recommend that you use Valvoline's SynPower Full Synthetic Motor Oil. SynPower delivers superior engine protection by fighting the 3 major causes of engine stress: heat, deposits and wear. SynPower provides outstanding high and low temperature wear protection, superior cold start properties and powerful detergents to help prevent deposits and sludge."

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