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Old 07-21-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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What oil do you use?

i just changed mine with royal purple.any other users.
im an idiot, and didnt realize oil was purple too
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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Sounds like you didn't know much about Royal Purple when you changed your oil. Why did you choose Royal Purple?

I'm going with Walmart Brand 5w-30
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:46 PM   #4
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RP is great stuff I use it in all my vehicles.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:04 PM   #5
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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i just changed mine with royal purple.any other users.
im an idiot, and didnt realize oil was purple too
I use MAG 1 Full Synthetic Motor Oil (with FMX)
(after break-in)

http://www.mag1.com/Products.aspx?id...7-d24fab3f7773

The company has been in business since 1922.
They also make their products for dozens of other labels, with slight formulation changes.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:10 PM   #7
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Royal Purple of course.

Pardon me could you pass the Grey Poupon plz.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:31 PM   #8
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I use Lucas synthetic. BTW I use Lucas because I get a good deal on it, or Mobil 1 depending on what the vehicle is.

Just did my first oil change at 975 miles, no need the stuff looked brand new and the filter was clean, they must be putting these engines together pretty clean.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:59 PM   #9
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:05 PM   #10
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Mobil 1 so far. I may change to Amsoil at the second oil change. Still undecided. Mobil 1 oil and Purolator Pure One oil filters have been my #1 for the past 7 years, no complaints. I need to correct this, my Duramax pick up is running Mobil Delvac 1300 with GM filter.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #11
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Dont have my Camaro yet, but it will have AMSOIL in it when I change the oil. I ran the Mobil 1 synthetic for a long time and then switched to amsoil. As soon as I cranked the engine, it idled lower and smoother, it runs cooler and I get 1-2 mpg better in my current vehicle.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:13 PM   #12
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:52 PM   #13
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I've used Royal Purple in my some other cars, and those cars have always seemed to burn a lot more oil than when running Mobil 1. Specifially my '07 Civic SI... which is thankfully gone now.

Mobil 1 is the way to go!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:36 AM   #14
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:59 AM   #15
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1st oil change was done at about 1100 miles.

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Old 07-30-2009, 07:55 AM   #17
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I only use Mobile 1 synthetic. I use it in my Grand Prix GT. I run my engine into the ground...im always hammering it..... im at 150 000km, and i've never had nary and engine problem..

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Sounds like you didn't know much about Royal Purple when you changed your oil. Why did you choose Royal Purple?

I'm going with Walmart Brand 5w-30


.....the horror......the horror.....:(:(
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:15 PM   #18
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Castrol GTX and Fram high-mileage filters for my 2LT.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:31 PM   #19
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:37 PM   #20
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:39 PM   #21
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:58 AM   #22
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Between Mobil1 and Pennzoil Platinum only...

There is a great write up on the LS1 forum about the entire oil breakdown, filter and lab testing.

Pay particular attention to SARGE'S replies and comments..guy knows his stuff..

http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...ght=oil+junkie
http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...&highlight=UOA

A few great reads...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/

I recommend getting your oil analyzed once in awhile to see the health of your engine.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:59 PM   #23
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mobile 1 synthetic...change after you put 1,000 miles on your camaro, then every 6,000 miles after wards...i've had mine for two and a half months and im already in need of a second oil change
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:25 AM   #24
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rp deff 1 of the best for high hp motors
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:38 PM   #25
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Amsoil 0W-30 is the best on the market. Look up and compare specs against anything else out there. I changed at 2500 and also put in the Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-90 and slip lock. Got 1 1/2 MPG at cruise at 70. I now get 26.5 on the road in Michigan. Just because I sell it does not make it the best. Amsoil makes sure every product they make beats the competition. If you do not think it makes a difference, then go drive a Chevette and compare to Camaro. There is a difference in products. Compare specs.
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