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Old 01-11-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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synthetic motor oil?

Does anyone know if the new Camaro will come with synthetic motor oil? I have not seen this discussed anywhere.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:33 PM   #2
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i believe it has Mobil1 from the factory
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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yup. 9 qts of mobil1.
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If they're using mobil 1, should we stick with it?
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If they're using mobil 1, should we stick with it?
Ultimately, as long as you stick religiously to high-quality motor oil, it really doesn't matter the brand. Some people swear by one or another. I imagine that keeping one company's enzymes in your engine is better than keeping a whole bunch of different ones for the sake of consistency, but there is not enough conclusive evidence to say that one major brand of oil will give you substantially more miles than another. There are too many variables—driving style, performance modifications, amount of driving per day, type of gasoline used, when the oil is changed, whether the car is a track racer or a daily driver—to test this effectively. I'm sure dozens of brand loyalists will disagree with me and start arguing over which brand is better, but the truth is that there are several good brands out there, and they will all help your car last a very long time.
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Ultimately, as long as you stick religiously to high-quality motor oil, it really doesn't matter the brand. Some people swear by one or another. I imagine that keeping one company's enzymes in your engine is better than keeping a whole bunch of different ones for the sake of consistency, but there is not enough conclusive evidence to say that one major brand of oil will give you substantially more miles than another. There are too many variables—driving style, performance modifications, amount of driving per day, type of gasoline used, when the oil is changed, whether the car is a track racer or a daily driver—to test this effectively. I'm sure dozens of brand loyalists will disagree with me and start arguing over which brand is better, but the truth is that there are several good brands out there, and they will all help your car last a very long time.
RP is the best....



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I'm sorry, but in my opinion, based on what I have seen it do to diesel trucks, AMSoil is shit.
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Yep Mobil 1. It's what came and is in my 2008 HHR SS. $80 for an oil change sucks though.....
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RP sux!

...BTW...What's RP?
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Royal Purple. Most engine builders/hardcore racers swear by it.
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I'm sorry, but in my opinion, based on what I have seen it do to diesel trucks, AMSoil is shit.
as I have said before in the big "oil" thread

Amsoil is a great oil, as is Mobil1, and is Royal Purple.

however, I have sent oil samples off for comparison tests after running them in my 94 Z28.
RP was top dog
M1 was a little behind
Amsoil was right there with M1.

however, Amsoilis a good oil. I will say that. but I do have my own personal reservations against ever using them again.


and dont forget a good filter


Wix, Mobil1, K&N are all good oil filters. stay away from Fram tho.

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RP sux!

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however, Amsoilis a good oil. I will say that. but I do have my own personal reservations against ever using them again.
Might I ask what those reservations are? I don't trust AMSoil because I have seen diesels that run too long on the same oil (which leaks like a mofo thanks to their special two filter adapter btw) and they are sludged from crank to valve covers. Plus, any company that thinks they can claim 25,000 miles on one oil change is just plain full of shit.
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Might I ask what those reservations are? I don't trust AMSoil because I have seen diesels that run too long on the same oil (which leaks like a mofo thanks to their special two filter adapter btw) and they are sludged from crank to valve covers. Plus, any company that thinks they can claim 25,000 miles on one oil change is just plain full of shit.
you can run that many miles on any oil. not saying the oil will be doing much to protect the motor after that point.

but the fact that their top oils are not API certified, too many Amsoil fanboys on every site im on trying to endorse their product. and the fact that I even offered to run amsoil in my 94 LT1 with whatever filter the amsoil guy deemed fit. and I would weld my drain bolt to the oil pan if he would pay for a new engine when mine went to shit before 25,000 miles. I change my oil every 3000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. due to the fact that its not just the miles you put on the motor but also the condensation that occurs within the motor that breaks down the oil as well. thats why if you've noticed any of the "hey im thinking about buying this car, its only got 20k on the odo" threads
I ask how many times the oil has been changed.

there are a couple other things with amsoil that i wont mention
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Might I ask what those reservations are? I don't trust AMSoil because I have seen diesels that run too long on the same oil (which leaks like a mofo thanks to their special two filter adapter btw) and they are sludged from crank to valve covers. Plus, any company that thinks they can claim 25,000 miles on one oil change is just plain full of shit.
"...run too long on the same oil..." that's a big problem in any vehicle. my sister locked up the old explorer i gave her from doing that. it burned off, never got replaced, & seized up.

25,000 is far too long an interval for any motor oil

i've been running Mobil1 in my truck for almost 10k w/ a Wix filter & had no problems. it's still pretty clean, but i doubt i'll ever run an interval that long again. it was more of a test, seeing as how this was my first time using a synthetic.

ps - my comment about the AMSoil was just to poke at spike
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Well heres my opinion and Iam sure I may get flamed for it but I have owend 3 Lsx vehicles, a 98 trans am, 01 camaro ss, and a 05 gto. All three of them used oil when I ran fully synthetic oil in them. Now I run synthetic blend in the gto and the problem is viturally eliminated. Iam not that sold on synthetic oil and If i buy a new camaro It will probobly get synthetic blend put into it as well.
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Well heres my opinion and Iam sure I may get flamed for it but I have owend 3 Lsx vehicles, a 98 trans am, 01 camaro ss, and a 05 gto. All three of them used oil when I ran fully synthetic oil in them. Now I run synthetic blend in the gto and the problem is viturally eliminated. Iam not that sold on synthetic oil and If i buy a new camaro It will probobly get synthetic blend put into it as well.
synth blends are a waste of money. you get some benefits from both dino oil and full synth, but blends can not give you the same protection as full synth.

LSX motors have had a history of using oil. hell, all engines will use some oil.
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...all engines will use some oil.
mine usually 'uses' a quart about every 3000mi
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mine usually 'uses' a quart about every 3000mi
with my old 70 c-10 pickup truck, I used to do a "running oil change" just keep adding more in every month and change the filter every now and then.
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with my old 70 c-10 pickup truck, I used to do a "running oil change" just keep adding more in every month and change the filter every now and then.
that's the way my friend's fox-body was. he added a quart every 300 miles & changed the filter every few months
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Holy crap that's a lot. I've never had to add oil to my '97 Z28 and I've owned it for 4 years.
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Holy crap that's a lot. I've never had to add oil to my '97 Z28 and I've owned it for 4 years.
i've been told by a few mechanics that that's pretty normal for the 4.3, especially with 140k miles.

when i changed it every 3000 on dinosaur juice, i never added more. it was just a quart low. the same story with my old 4.0 explorer
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Yep Mobil 1. It's what came and is in my 2008 HHR SS. $80 for an oil change sucks though.....
I quickly learned to just buy my Mobil 1 and filter before hand and then I have my Chevy Service tech guy do the oil change and I just get charged for the labor only.

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