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Old 08-08-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Question Switching from Conventional to Synthetic Oil...

Hey guys, I plan to do an oil change tomorrow and I am wanting to go with Quaker State Full Synthetic 5W-30. Anything necessary to do or keep in mind when switching from conventional to synthetic?

Never ran synthetic in any of my cars before, so I'm clueless on this subject.

I have 11000 miles on it and this will be the second oil change.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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If you're gonna switch to synthetic, use Mobil 1 synthetic. It's what the SS uses.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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Quaker state is fine - all the major brands are...just change it - no special things to be done...
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Sweet, thanks.

And while Mobil 1 is popular and called the best, I like the savings on the QS and I can't see there being a big difference in the quality. I've run QS on all my cars/trucks with no issues
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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As long as the Quaker meets Dexos standards, I see nothing wrong with using it.

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Old 08-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
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Mobil 1 all the way... advanced runs specials every so often and I ended up getting the oil and mobil 1 filter for 45 bux give or take...
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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Pennzoil Platinum FTW ! go to walmart they always are the cheapest when u shop for oil
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #8
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I paid 21.47 for Quaker State Full Synthetic 5W-30 in a 5 qt jug at Wal-Mart. Bought the last two jugs on the shelf because I knew I needed more than 5 qts anyways.

Why in the world does our car take 6 quarts.... come on GM. Annoying as hell lol.

Bought an STP Oil Filter for 4.39 at Autozone because the Fram at Wal-Mart was $19
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #9
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Now you're up 4 quarts towards your next oil change. Think of it that way.

Good price on the oil. I'd look towards NAPA for a Gold oil filter for the next change, but that's just me.

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Old 08-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #10
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Quaker State is fine

I've been using Quaker State synthetic in my 99 Silverado and 226,561 miles later it still runs. I seen it the other day at Walmart, Dexos approved.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #11
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Advance Auto has a nice sale 2 times a year if you can catch it on Mobil 1 products.

I drive about 7000 miles a year so buying 2 oil changes when the sale hits is perfect for me.

Sales on oil and looking ahead...(you will need to change it anyway)....
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