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Old 12-29-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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Oil Change question

My oil percentage is at 35%, I bought it in June of this year with about 6,800 miles on and Im at 13,000 now, When should I change it? wait till about 25 percent? or now or what? what do you guys think?

Also, should I get my tires rotated and balanced while Im at it? Still have the stock p zero on them and since I bought the car with low miles Im sure they havent been rotated or anything.
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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I have found that the OLM is pretty accurate. I generally don't let it go lower than 15% I get an alignment once a year when I get an inspection. Unless you have a square set up, you cannot rotate your tires. They are 20x8 in the front and 20x9 in the rear.
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:43 PM   #3
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I change mine every 5,000 miles. Cheap insurance.

I am sure many others will chime in.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:50 PM   #4
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Depends on which oil you are using.. if just any oil than I believe when you are around 15% you drain.

I reset my OLM twice before I change my oil 12,000 miles, but I an using Signature series 5w30 with the amsoil EA filtr
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:45 PM   #5
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mobile 1, usually around 6K miles for me. My car usually reading around 30% when I change it.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:11 PM   #6
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I have found that the OLM is pretty accurate. I generally don't let it go lower than 15% I get an alignment once a year when I get an inspection. Unless you have a square set up, you cannot rotate your tires. They are 20x8 in the front and 20x9 in the rear.
Lol I knew that about the staggered wheels :/ sorry about that. Its my first sports car, used to having all the same. haha. But thanks!
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:15 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the responses, I guess Ill wait a little longer I guess Ill have to check with my dealer and see what type of oil they used. Not sure. Also, another question, is a little vibration in the steering wheel normal or what? I have a little vibration, not bad, but its there. When school is in session theres alot of pot holes and ive hit a few not hard or anything but didnt know if it could be that or the tires or what? If its the tires and I cant rotate them what do I do?
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:08 PM   #8
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I know oil technology has come a long way, but I still go 3000 - 5000 no matter what the sensor says. I did get three years free maintenance & oil changes with my car. The dealership uses Mobil 1 synthetic in the ZL1. For what cars cost these days I'd rather change my oil a little more and use a high end oil. Amsoil is an awesome product too.
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A vibration in the steering wheel is commonly, but not always a sign that one or both of your tires are out of balance. A vibration in your seat means it's the rear tires.

As for the oil, my dealer used a GM part - Dex-something, a semi synthetic 5W30
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:49 PM   #10
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My oil percentage is at 35%, I bought it in June of this year with about 6,800 miles on and Im at 13,000 now, When should I change it? wait till about 25 percent? or now or what? what do you guys think?

Also, should I get my tires rotated and balanced while Im at it? Still have the stock p zero on them and since I bought the car with low miles Im sure they havent been rotated or anything.
It can be more about time than mileage. how many oil changes has your Camaro
had? I never look at the dash % on my somewhat low mileage SS. If I had bought
your car used I would have changed the oil the same day, and then kept track of it
from there. I would suggest every 6,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.
All JMO of course on your 3 year old SS.
As far as your tires go, just keep them inflated @ 36 PSI.
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:01 PM   #11
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I change my oil every 3,000 miles. Mobil-1 5W/30 & an M1-113 Mobil-1 Oil Filter.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:06 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone, Ill be going sometime this week to get it changed. What should I tell them to put in it? Im not sure what the dealer used when I bought it
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Thanks everyone, Ill be going sometime this week to get it changed. What should I tell them to put in it? Im not sure what the dealer used when I bought it
Are you taking it to a Chevrolet dealer? If so you should be able to bring your own oil and they will supply a filter. That's what my dad does on his Corvette.

Personally - I change my own oil.
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