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Old 11-09-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Best Oil to quiet engine?

From what I understand, our cars are loud engines to begin with... And with the afm lifters it's a slight annoyance...

What my question is, is there another brand of oil that quiets the engine, while still performing as well as mobil 1? I hear alot of people recommending royal purple or amsoil... But will those oils make a difference in sound?

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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But will those oils make a difference in sound?
I would like to say yes... but I'd be doubtful. Im sure to some degree it would quiet it down a hair but you'd still hear the noise i'd bet on it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:18 PM   #3
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I live in Texas... So could I switch to a different weight?
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:10 PM   #4
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I've already done a search, and couldn't find anything... Does anyone have any insight into this question?
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:13 PM   #5
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i don't think changing oil will quiet your motor down
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:29 AM   #7
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Not sure about the engine but I know for a fact RP in the trans and diff will definitely quiet down the gear and drivetrain noise inside the car. I have RP in everything so I can't say how much an effect it has in the engine since I don't really hear it much over the exhaust.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:30 AM   #8
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You just need to make the exhaust louder!
this is your answer. you wont listen to the slight noises your engine makes if your exhaust tone is a little louder : )
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:15 AM   #9
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i find that lifter noise to be annoying also

but about 3 months ago i found a salution

onlycost me about $100

i took it to a shop and had them remove my mufflers and now i still hear the noises at idle if the hoods open but at wot (wide open throtle) or ftf (foot to floor) all i hear is the awsomeness of every thing i have ever dreamed of in a car comming to life and how sick (good sick not bad sick) it is

yea you could probly get a thicker oil and it would quiet it down a small bit but i wouldn't recomend useing any other oil than what the dealer recomends (void waranty and such
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:12 AM   #10
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German Castrol has been a great LSx oil for years,, only certain stores still have it in stock,, read the back of the bottle and make sure where it is made
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:06 PM   #11
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Somebody on here was saying GM came up with some new lifters for our L-99's and that they are much quieter.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:40 PM   #12
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Somebody on here was saying GM came up with some new lifters for our L-99's and that they are much quieter.
That is correct, if anyone has excessive lifter chatter on a L99, GM recommends replacing with an upgraded AFM lifters.

OP can always check with dealership and let them know. There is a TSB somewhere on it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:44 PM   #13
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Just popping in to say that a heavier weight oil would not be a good idea on an AFM car.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:43 PM   #14
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KENDALL ULTIMATE 5/30
VERY GOOD OIL
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:57 PM   #15
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the only time i hear the lifters tick is on startup.

i want the new lifters tho.
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you l99 guys can always do a ls3 conversion
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:47 PM   #17
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you l99 guys can always do a ls3 conversion
Why when we can get GM to replace them for free.
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