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Old 01-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #51
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Mandating that people use a specific brand of oil to protect warranty is illegal under the tie-in sales provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975. They can require that the oil you use meets a standard but that's it. Just because it doesn't have a GM logo on it doesn't mean they can automatically void your warranty.

I first looked this up years ago when someone told me that I would void the warranty on my Harley if I didn't use their oil.

http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bu...#Magnuson-Moss
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:36 AM   #52
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Mandating that people use a specific brand of oil to protect warranty is illegal under the tie-in sales provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975. They can require that the oil you use meets a standard but that's it. Just because it doesn't have a GM logo on it doesn't mean they can automatically void your warranty.

I first looked this up years ago when someone told me that I would void the warranty on my Harley if I didn't use their oil.

http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bu...#Magnuson-Moss
Very tru, and exactly why GM is being challenged right now.

Rule of thumb as long as the oil is a premium synthetic and it meets or exceeds performance requirements I am using it and reccomending it to my customers.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #53
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[QUOTE=UnleashedBeast;4258305

What's really silly, every Amsoil 5W-30 grade SS, XL, and OE all surpass the Dexos1 requirements, yet because Amsoil refuses to pay GM for this stupid certification that is honestly a downgrade spec to Amsoil, people here think that Amsoil will not work well in their GM engine.[/QUOTE]



Very good points you have, that is why is so important for a person to do research and learn the benefits of group 4 PAO oils and the superb benefits.
I will be bringing more data to process that AMSOIL exeeds the GM requirements hands down,
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #54
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Mobil 1 Extended Performance and Mobil 1 oil filter Only can get the Mobil 1 filters at Advance Auto parts in our area. They have on sale for $10 each right now. Thats 50% off. just picked up a couple more!!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #55
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Sgt Snuffy,
Great post, thank you. Being an informed customer feels great when you checkmate the dealer/service provider with a kick in the a$$. I love it!!!
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:40 PM   #56
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Amsoil... changed once a year if it needs it or not.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #57
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Amsoil... changed once a year if it needs it or not.
That is amazing, I use it daily and sell thousands of it and I don't even dare to run it a full year,, just kidding ,, good job to you
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #58
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Anyone running Mobil 1 0W-30? Wally world had it here.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #59
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Anybody run Shell Rotella T6 5w40 full synthetic? I'm ready to get flamed on this one but I've ran it in my bikes (both current and past) for over 20,000miles and I am not gentle on them. Many friends that have drag cars run it with good results as well.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:05 PM   #60
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amsoil for me, thats all, nothing else.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #61
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #62
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Mobile1 is dexos approved. Dealer oil is syn blend. Mobile1 is better!!!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #63
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Castrol Syntec(now edge) primarily and Amsoil (depending on the application).
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:01 AM   #64
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:21 AM   #65
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Every time it's been Mobil 1. But recently Royal Purple had a sale. I picked some up, and am gonna try it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #66
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Very good points you have, that is why is so important for a person to do research and learn the benefits of group 4 PAO oils and the superb benefits.
I will be bringing more data to process that AMSOIL exeeds the GM requirements hands down,
Don't know of the AMSOIL long term effect on these engines but when I switched from Mobil 1 to AMSOIL 5w-30 XL I noticed better cold starts even in 15 degree F temps and better performance as well. I know that factory stuff you guys are getting for $5 is literally crap and the first oil change after 4000 miles with my previous L99 it felt like sludge compared to the used Mobil 1 and AMSOIL.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #67
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Just changed my oil at 17k miles and made the switch to Royal Purple, manual tranny and rear diff are next for the RP swap out. I went with the K&N oil filter as everybody was sold out of the RP oil filters. I will order online and stock up on them and be completely RP very soon.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:57 AM   #68
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Little old post, but I found this on the web. Thinking about using Pennzoil and want to start doing my own oil changes. Not sure if I'll save any money doing myself, but I will see.

http://www.orangelineoil.com/article...MDEXOSApproved
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #69
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I do my own oil change sometimes and it does cost less,the problem is getting the car high enough to do it and dealing with the mess but you know it was done right,as far as oil brand I think they're mostly the same but I have been using M1 syn and bosch filter and change oil&filter every 5K,which I think is the most important thing is regular changes and maint.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:19 PM   #70
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I was just told by another member(scott@bjorn3d) that he changed to Pennzoil platinum and the ticking noise that you hear in the SS motors with the auto stopped. I just bought some and will be trying in the spring when I get her back out.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:49 PM   #71
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Switched from Mobil 1 to Valvoline VR1 synthetic. A bit concerned with all of the negative information on M1 lately, still using M1 in our daily drivers.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #72
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I changed to Pennzoil Platinum this last oil change on my LS3. Valve train chatter is gone.
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Just put in Castrol Edge with SPT (Full Synthetic) 5W-30 and a Wix filter. Plan to do this every 4K to 5K miles.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #74
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