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Old 07-03-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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oil change made big difference

i changed the oil yesterday at 1545 miles and i swear it feels like it has 50 more h/p.i know it prob. did'nt make that much diff. but it sure feels stronger. and no i'm not some teeny-bopper who does'nt kwow jack about cars.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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If you cut the exhaust off right after the Headers it will sound like a 50 hp increase....

I'm sure Clean oil does help some.....

I don't live far from you....

Just down the road on 1010 hwy...
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:35 PM   #4
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I changed mine yesterday with 620 miles on it. I too feel that it woke the car up. I also have seen a major gain in Fuel Mileage. 14.2 to 17
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:37 PM   #5
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what oil did yall use?
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:52 PM   #6
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Did you guys stick with the Moble 1 oil?


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Old 07-03-2009, 09:56 PM   #7
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i changed the oil yesterday at 1545 miles and i swear it feels like it has 50 more h/p.i know it prob. did'nt make that much diff. but it sure feels stronger. and no i'm not some teeny-bopper who does'nt kwow jack about cars.
Good job dude. You're the first person on here that I've read about who has stuck it out for 1,500 miles. Even read a post of some dude changing the oil after 250 miles.

I feel a difference between the first day I drove it, and how it drives now. Only has maybe 400 miles on it though. Might be another month before I hit the 1,500 mile mark.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:42 PM   #8
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If you cut the exhaust off right after the Headers it will sound like a 50 hp increase....

I'm sure Clean oil does help some.....

I don't live far from you....

Just down the road on 1010 hwy...
i actually bought my car at smithfield chev.maybe i'll see you around
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:29 AM   #9
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What about waiting 3K miles? too long? This is my first new car, the whole "break in process is new"

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Old 07-06-2009, 03:00 PM   #10
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I am having mine changed today @ 2050K. Will let you know if I feel any difference.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:32 PM   #11
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WHEN I get my car I'm going to change the oil after 200 or 300 miles just to make sure none of those nasty shavings get a good chance to do any damage and then I'll switch to a good synthetic around 1500 miles.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:25 PM   #12
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Had to take the car to the dealer to check a defective tire pressure monitor and to fix a door nick from the trucking company so I asked them to change the oil while the car was there. I have 760 miles on the car but changing the oil certainly isn't going to do any harm to the engine.

Be prepared for the cost though, $114! The Mobile 1 oil was $9.60/quart!

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:52 PM   #15
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Be prepared for the cost though, $114! The Mobile 1 oil was $9.60/quart!

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What a ripoff. You can buy a 4 quart jug at Autozone, Advance or Walmart for just over $20
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:13 AM   #16
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i changed the oil yesterday at 1545 miles and i swear it feels like it has 50 more h/p.i know it prob. did'nt make that much diff. but it sure feels stronger. and no i'm not some teeny-bopper who does'nt kwow jack about cars.
I had my oil changed on Friday @ 3335 kms or 2001 miles and you are right, it feels like a different car. I slid the corner making a left at a light which I have never done before and then left 2 black stripes down the road in front of my house by accident.
Is there computer parameters that open up after the first oil change or something?
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:19 AM   #17
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I had my oil changed on Friday @ 3335 kms or 2001 miles and you are right, it feels like a different car. I slid the corner making a left at a light which I have never done before and then left 2 black stripes down the road in front of my house by accident.
Is there computer parameters that open up after the first oil change or something?
I don't see how the computer would know when the oil was changed unless you reset a Change Oil light or there was some sort of oil sensor that measured how clean the oil was.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:40 AM   #18
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #19
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What a ripoff. You can buy a 4 quart jug at Autozone, Advance or Walmart for just over $20
5 quart at Walmart right now for $22 .. to bad they only had one left so I had to buy 3 others a 6.97 / quart

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Old 07-08-2009, 12:21 PM   #20
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After 3200 long miles i took my car in for its first oil change and noticed a huge difference, the car seemed lighter on its feet and more peppy. I dont think it was a jedi mind trick but i can attest to the improvement. too early to tell about fuel mileage so well see on that soon.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:13 PM   #21
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I am running it to 3K then changing the oil. The break in oil is drained be fore they ever drop the motor in your car.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:08 PM   #22
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I don't see how the computer would know when the oil was changed unless you reset a Change Oil light or there was some sort of oil sensor that measured how clean the oil was.
thats part of the Oil Life Monitor System in the car. the computer does know (to an extent) when the oil was changed based off of various inputs it receives from the engine/oil system. oil temp, flow rate, press, etc all gets factored in along with the driving habits to tell when the oil needs to be changed.
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Had to take the car to the dealer to check a defective tire pressure monitor and to fix a door nick from the trucking company so I asked them to change the oil while the car was there. I have 760 miles on the car but changing the oil certainly isn't going to do any harm to the engine.

Be prepared for the cost though, $114! The Mobile 1 oil was $9.60/quart!

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My first oil change there is free Then after that, we will be doing our own changes, just like we do w/ our other cars....
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:27 PM   #24
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Just changed mine today at 1400 miles. The last 100 miles or so it started to feel kind of rough so I thought it was the right time. Went with Mobil 1. I could tell a difference right away. Also no doubt about what I have read in regard to the break-in period. It feels like as of late I have had a huge increase in the power and the get up a go feeling. Feeling this much power in the V6 304HP.....I cannot wait to get the 2SS RS and get it broken in. Man both of these engines are soooo awesome!

I am used to going to the local oil change place and getting my Yukon changed for $40...lol The 2LT RS V6 cost me $80+ today at the dealer! Guess the 2SS will be $100+...ugh
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My dealer is a Lithia dealership and they offer Lifetime synthetic oil change package and include it price of car. Can change oil anytime I feel like it needs it. Really good deal. I believe it was between seven to eight hundred dollars.
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