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Old 07-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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What type of Oil do you use for your Camaro?

Thread topic says it all. What type of Oil do you use for your Camaro? As I have an SS, I'm specifically targeting other SS owners, but any responses are good responses.

Bonus question: How often do you check your oil?
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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http://www.gmdexos.com/ My dealer says I have to use it or warranty is void. Not expensive though. Under $4.79 a quart. Not bad from the dealer in GM bottles.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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Funny part is the oil fil cap says Mobile 1 only. Dealer did a search on the oil and the labeling on the cap, and the cap was supposed to be blank. They ordered a new one for me. Car was built 2-11...
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:01 PM   #4
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That's a good price. I'll pick up 2 quarts from the dealership when I head in Saturday to get some work done.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:08 PM   #5
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Mobile1 is dexos approved. Dealer oil is syn blend. Mobile1 is better!!!!!!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
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Now dexos 1 approved!
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:34 PM   #7
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Mobil 1

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Old 07-11-2011, 06:56 PM   #8
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Here's the official list from GM:

http://www.gmdexos.com/licensedbrands.html

Can't argue with the printed word.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:17 PM   #9
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Amsoil



Now dexos 1 approved!
I've looked, and have yet to see where Amsoil has been officially Dexos1 certified. Got a link? It's not on the 'official list', but there could be some lag in updates on the list.

I'm not an Amsoil hater. In fact, I want to use it. Just curious where ppl are getting this info.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #10
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I'd stick with M1 5w30 over the Amsoil unless you can get a sweet deal.

M1 0w40 also performs very well in the Camaro and all LS engines in general. I believe 5w30 is mostly issued for CAFE reasons..
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:49 AM   #11
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Mobil 1 5w30.

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Old 07-12-2011, 01:54 AM   #12
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I use REDLINE.... I changed over all my fluids... motor, trans and rear diff.....
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:38 AM   #13
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http://www.gmdexos.com/ My dealer says I have to use it or warranty is void. Not expensive though. Under $4.79 a quart. Not bad from the dealer in GM bottles.
You don't have to use that oil. Any oil that is dexos certified is acceptable. That AC Delco dexos oil is only a synblend. Use Mobil 1.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:41 AM   #14
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I've looked, and have yet to see where Amsoil has been officially Dexos1 certified. Got a link? It's not on the 'official list', but there could be some lag in updates on the list.

I'm not an Amsoil hater. In fact, I want to use it. Just curious where ppl are getting this info.
Amsoil is not offically licensed, therefore, they are not on GM's list. Amsoil says on their bottles that they meet the spec, and everyone thinks that is good enough. Sorry, it isn't.

Meeting the spec and being certified are two different things.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:35 PM   #15
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Amsoil is not offically licensed, therefore, they are not on GM's list. Amsoil says on their bottles that they meet the spec, and everyone thinks that is good enough. Sorry, it isn't.

Meeting the spec and being certified are two different things.
That is what I thought, but I figured there's a chance I missed something.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:39 PM   #16
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anybody have experience on Royal Purple??

I'm about to change my oil in about a week or so so I'm looking for some opinions on which oil to chose.

Should I stay wit Mobil1 5W-30 or switch to Royal Purple 5W-30?

BTW my car is my DD and I do race the car when ever I have the opportunity.

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:56 PM   #17
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Started w/Mobil 1, last two have been with Castrol Edge

Mobil 1, Castrol Edge, or Amsoil. As long as you change it regularly, all three of these oils meet GM specs. Albeit, Mobil 1 has gotten some publicity on iron content recently.
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