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Old 02-20-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Which oil to use on cam

I am going to be installing my cam this weekend and I was curious on what oil to use.

My last car I ran the Valvoline vr1 but that is not sold anymore.

Soooooo.... Any suggestions?
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:20 PM   #2
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Im using the stock oil pump by the way didn't know if it made a diffence
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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I plan on using Amsoil Zrod once I get my cam in.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:01 PM   #4
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Vr1 is still available at oreilly and napa. I would look into driven racing oil.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:12 PM   #5
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:07 AM   #6
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I use Amsoil now but think i will go with Driven LS30 after i install the cam. I will use driven BR30 brake in oil at 1500-2000 rpm for 20-30min until full operating temp when I 1st start with new cam and change it with BR30 and run for 500miles. then do LS30 as Driven suggests with a LS engine.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:43 AM   #7
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Well I dont have time to order the ls30. I was looking at tge royal purple. Is that good and in 5w-30 or 10w-30
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:51 AM   #8
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High ZDDP ...

VR1, Z Rod are my choices.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:04 AM   #9
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I will be using ls30 in a couple of weeks when I do my cam swap as well.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:09 AM   #10
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I would do that but im putting the cam in tomorrow since people are saying vr1 you talking about the 10w-30 racing oil?
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:12 AM   #11
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:14 AM   #12
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Using Mobil 1, but switched to 10W-30 instead of 5W-30. Despite other opinions, high ZDDP has no real benefit for a roller cam. Flat tappet, yes...roller, no. While not crucial to our engines, high ZDDP won't hurt anything either, as long as you are running without catalytic converters. High ZDDP with ruin them.

Mobil 1 has an excellent film strength rating, which is very important for high-RPM engines that have racing valve springs. The high valve-spring pressures can ruin a cam if your oil has a weaker film-strength rating. Pennzoil Ultra is also an excellent "over-the-counter" choice. You can compare ratings in an older thread I started here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304435
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:32 AM   #13
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I plan to use ls30 as well I got a good deal on a 12qt case($112 shipped)
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #14
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You can get driven oil local in most places. Do the dealer search on their site. I got ls30 $8.35 a quart and br30 $7.75 a qt. Comparable prices at two driven oil distributors within 10 mins of me.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:40 AM   #15
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We stock the LS specific Joe Gibbs oil here.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #16
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Ill more than likely use the ls30 on the oil change. How is the penzoil platnium 5w30? Heard a little about it
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:43 AM   #17
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:22 PM   #18
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summit racing has the driven oil in stock. there ground shipping is over night to me. from OH to NY. Comp Cams recommends break in oil with Hi ZDDP on their roller cams. doesnt matter if engine is new or not.
http://www.cpgnation.com/forum/showt...6611#post56611 Joe Gibbs is Driven oil
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:39 PM   #19
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Using Mobil 1, but switched to 10W-30 instead of 5W-30. Despite other opinions, high ZDDP has no real benefit for a roller cam. Flat tappet, yes...roller, no. While not crucial to our engines, high ZDDP won't hurt anything either, as long as you are running without catalytic converters. High ZDDP with ruin them.

Mobil 1 has an excellent film strength rating, which is very important for high-RPM engines that have racing valve springs. The high valve-spring pressures can ruin a cam if your oil has a weaker film-strength rating. Pennzoil Ultra is also an excellent "over-the-counter" choice. You can compare ratings in an older thread I started here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304435
As for ZPPD not being helpful to roller cams, I seem to think other wise new cams have been eating them self up at a staggering rate. With the higher spring pressures on the lobes the zinc is a very welcome thing. Since oil manufacturers started lower the levels of ZPPD in oil, comp and other company's have seen an increase in failures on there roller cams. Take this for what you want but a little research on the topic will uncover the truth. For this reason I use Amsoil Z-rod.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:42 AM   #20
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I got my driven racing oil for the break in through a local auto parts store ....baxter, they show the dealers on the driven website, and I have 8 qts of br30 sitting on 8qts of ls30 waiting for the install. And I hope you are going to break in the engine properly and have a tuner lined up. And have pre selected the proper rod length, and have gone over the ls2 dampener thing.... And hopefully your 2010 is not one of the early builds that had more oil pump failures than any other Camaros..they all are melling even stock so it should be o.k. however if the relief valve ever sticks and you go to no oil pressure turn it off in a micro second. Ands I hope you have all the specialty tools lined up to do the job.

Heres stuff on synthetics.... http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g3115.pdf
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As for ZPPD not being helpful to roller cams, I seem to think other wise new cams have been eating them self up at a staggering rate. With the higher spring pressures on the lobes the zinc is a very welcome thing. Since oil manufacturers started lower the levels of ZPPD in oil, comp and other company's have seen an increase in failures on there roller cams. Take this for what you want but a little research on the topic will uncover the truth. For this reason I use Amsoil Z-rod.
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