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Old 08-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Oil type.

What is the best type of oil to use on my 2012 SS? A friend of mine told me about Rotella T6 and to do research on it to see if I could use it in my car. He said on his car it took it well and better response. Of course he has a Subie. But what about on a Camaro?


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Old 08-18-2014, 10:41 PM   #2
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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You can use whatever you want....as long as you change it regularly. But I'm sure I'll get blasted for saying that...so I digress. If you are a warranty kind of person, use what the owners manual says and make sure someone legit does it so you have documentation. If you don't care about warranty, then refer to sentence #1. Most of your big name synthetics will work fine........and again, refer to sentence #1.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:07 PM   #5
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You can use whatever you want....as long as you change it regularly. But I'm sure I'll get blasted for saying that...so I digress. If you are a warranty kind of person, use what the owners manual says and make sure someone legit does it so you have documentation. If you don't care about warranty, then refer to sentence #1. Most of your big name synthetics will work fine........and again, refer to sentence #1.
I agree 100% but will give you a link to the list of GM approved Dexos 1 oils as well.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:05 AM   #6
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A week does not go by without some asking this questions. Guess people do not know how to use the SEARCH on a forum.
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The Forum search sucks thats why. Google with Camaro5 in the search field is 1000x better.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:42 AM   #8
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A week does not go by without some asking this questions. Guess people do not know how to use the SEARCH on a forum.
Or how to use their Owner's Manual.

I use a 5w-30 Synthetic Blend, as recommended in the manual. My brand of choice is Pennzoil - has been for decades.

"Use only engine oil licensed to the dexos1 specfication, or equivalent, of the proper SAE viscosity grade. ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended."
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What is the best type of oil to use on my 2012 SS? A friend of mine told me about Rotella T6 and to do research on it to see if I could use it in my car. He said on his car it took it well and better response. Of course he has a Subie. But what about on a Camaro?


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You can use whatever you want....as long as you change it regularly. But I'm sure I'll get blasted for saying that...so I digress. If you are a warranty kind of person, use what the owners manual says and make sure someone legit does it so you have documentation. If you don't care about warranty, then refer to sentence #1. Most of your big name synthetics will work fine........and again, refer to sentence #1.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:10 PM   #14
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I run driven and its the only oil I will trust after reading about so many what are supposed to be great oils......... BTW oil standards are changing in 2017 along with CAFE standards going up0 so they will be making two main formulations, one real thin for turbos and small engine cars that you do not want to use.......... like 0w15 etc

here is a good article by a study done for amsoil: driven is not on the list as it is specialty oil made for racers and such and far exceeds all the dexos standards, and I used br30 to break in my cam... which is most likely the most radical of ls3 cams I have read installed on here, and I compared specs and have thousands of great motoring miles now.

http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g3115.pdf

For over the counter stuff I would have most likely gone with a penzoil platinum thanks to this article or the amsoil...but changed it more regularly than they recommend. The ls30 oil is the best I found from research, and the driven website is great for tech articles and testimonials. Many on here have trashed me because I drive with driven... oh well so does nascar, major shows on t.v. breaking in cams, many varied professional racing teams winning more major championships than any other......... Good luck, and happy motoring.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:31 PM   #15
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:25 PM   #16
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The Forum search sucks thats why. Google with Camaro5 in the search field is 1000x better.
Does anyone else have the issue searching while using their smart phone,,, my Samsung Note 3 super duper phone will let me search,, no issues while using my laptop though
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:34 PM   #17
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I run driven and its the only oil I will trust after reading about so many what are supposed to be great oils......... BTW oil standards are changing in 2017 along with CAFE standards going up0 so they will be making two main formulations, one real thin for turbos and small engine cars that you do not want to use.......... like 0w15 etc

here is a good article by a study done for amsoil: driven is not on the list as it is specialty oil made for racers and such and far exceeds all the dexos standards, and I used br30 to break in my cam... which is most likely the most radical of ls3 cams I have read installed on here, and I compared specs and have thousands of great motoring miles now.

http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g3115.pdf

For over the counter stuff I would have most likely gone with a penzoil platinum thanks to this article or the amsoil...but changed it more regularly than they recommend. The ls30 oil is the best I found from research, and the driven website is great for tech articles and testimonials. Many on here have trashed me because I drive with driven... oh well so does nascar, major shows on t.v. breaking in cams, many varied professional racing teams winning more major championships than any other......... Good luck, and happy motoring.
Right oil requirements are getting tighter and tighter, 0W16 will be coming out not sure about the 0W15 though,, as oils get thinner the demand for better and better base stocks increase, and not all oil manufacturers design their formulations with performance in mind only a selected few will. Which is why ASMOIL selects carefully their base stock and additives.

One thing I like what I am seeing at AMSOIL is the fact that they are designing oils to serve the performance cars, in fact Camaros are a focal point and a targeted market to design oils, for example we may not pay much attention to mustangs, Toyotas ect... but Camaros since there is such a high number of users in this community.
Also the fact that AMSOIL makes sure they do not compromise high quality oil performance additives. example is the ZDDP additive which is well known to give the best anti wear properties, while companies like MOBIL and others jumped to the EPA regulations to lower the content in ZDDP we ASMOIL decided to keep oil performance oils with the adequate additives... this keeps customer happy and their engines well protected
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Same with my note 3. The search window pops up but when I go to click on it to type, the window disappears. It'll work if I use the advance search though.
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I run driven and its the only oil I will trust after reading about so many what are supposed to be great oils......... BTW oil standards are changing in 2017 along with CAFE standards going up0 so they will be making two main formulations, one real thin for turbos and small engine cars that you do not want to use.......... like 0w15 etc

here is a good article by a study done for amsoil: driven is not on the list as it is specialty oil made for racers and such and far exceeds all the dexos standards, and I used br30 to break in my cam... which is most likely the most radical of ls3 cams I have read installed on here, and I compared specs and have thousands of great motoring miles now.

http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g3115.pdf

For over the counter stuff I would have most likely gone with a penzoil platinum thanks to this article or the amsoil...but changed it more regularly than they recommend. The ls30 oil is the best I found from research, and the driven website is great for tech articles and testimonials. Many on here have trashed me because I drive with driven... oh well so does nascar, major shows on t.v. breaking in cams, many varied professional racing teams winning more major championships than any other......... Good luck, and happy motoring.
I'll go see Lake tomorrow and see what he has to say about the changes coming for 2017.
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My galaxy 4 does the same when trying to click on the search button.
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Same with my note 3. The search window pops up but when I go to click on it to type, the window disappears. It'll work if I use the advance search though.
Thanks. Weird that the admins here could not tell me what the issue is nor what the fix is, maybe this was new to them which would be odd to me
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I've used Mobil 1 for years in all my cars but bought a bunch of Pennzoil Platinum because of the Shell gas fuel rewards so been using that in the new Camaro. Both are excellent oils IMO.
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What is the best type of oil to use on my 2012 SS? A friend of mine told me about Rotella T6 and to do research on it to see if I could use it in my car. He said on his car it took it well and better response. Of course he has a Subie. But what about on a Camaro?


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