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Old 09-07-2009, 10:25 PM   #76
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Although I know what the owners manual says, and there are a lot of opinions on this forum, I have found this forum to be very valuable. It is called bob is the oil guy.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php
Best site on the net if your really interested in learning about oils.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:06 AM   #77
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Amsoil is the best and it has been proven time and again. Why use anything else?
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:26 AM   #78
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Amsoil is the best and it has been proven time and again. Why use anything else?
Since you're obviously shilling for Amsoil, why should we believe you?
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:11 AM   #79
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I was under the impression Redline motor oil is the best via the motor oil forum cited above.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:35 AM   #80
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I was under the impression Redline motor oil is the best via the motor oil forum cited above.
Red line
Amsoil
Royal Purple
Mobil1
They are all great oils.

IMHO Myself, I went with 0W30 Amsoil because in dyno tests (our dyno tests) it always made the most power at lower temps 140-180F. I run at 180F with a 160 thermostat. It would probably make more power even at higher temps but we never tested it up there. 4-6HP depending on what oil your testing against. Personally, I used to like Mobil1 before there formulation and addative packages changed but now, I like amsoil because it shows me more power.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:35 AM   #81
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Do I need to use a special filter with synthetic oil?

Is there a good performance filter brand that anyone can recommend? K&N, for example?
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:42 PM   #82
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Our 2500 hp Pro Street car kicked the oil pump belt off at half track. Run completed with zero oil pressure. Oil pan dropped and bearing checked between rounds, no damage to the bearings. Sold me on Redline. I put Redline and KN filter on at the 1500 mi oil change. Redline all the way.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:10 AM   #83
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Our 2500 hp Pro Street car kicked the oil pump belt off at half track. Run completed with zero oil pressure. Oil pan dropped and bearing checked between rounds, no damage to the bearings. Sold me on Redline. I put Redline and KN filter on at the 1500 mi oil change. Redline all the way.
This is a ridiculous statement. 100hp-2000hp or even a 500hp engine will seize in tenths of a seconds if oil pressure drops to zero no matter what oil you have in the engine. If oil pumps belts have a little too much slack they come off after the traps when you click the engine or let off. There is NO WAY an engine can survive for more than a tenth or a second with no oil pressure. My brother was dynoing a Pro Stock engine (Yes, it had Red Line in it) and the oil pump belt came off in front of us. He yanked the handle back so fast it looked like a blur. Every main bearing in the engine was smoked! That engine was under full load for no more than two tenths of a second.

I have seen my share of oil pump belts come off and I can tell you with 1000% certainty that no engine can survive no matter the oil.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:21 AM   #84
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^^ +1
Ive lost oil pressure at idle and in 3-5 sec the rod bearing's were toast .
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It is not a ridiculous statement, computer showed zero oil pressure 3.75 seconds into the run 6.78 @ 206 mph. The motor went 1 more round before we were eliminated. This event happened at the 07 Street Car Nationals in Las Vegas. Say what you want but this event happened.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:20 PM   #86
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F14T0MCAT - There is a lot of great info in there however a lot of it couldn't be further from the truth.

Mobil 1 is a REAL synthetic and is 100% synthetic. Do you really think that the 40+ vehicles they fill from the factory is a bro-deal or some sort of contract? These auto companies have to warranty all of their vehicles and they wouldn't use some sort of fake oil in their vehicles just to have to fix them because they oil doesn't perform.

Want to know the real truth - go search and find out where Royal Purple and Amsoil buy their base stocks from. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. Small companies like RP and Amsoil are that way for a reason, if they made a better product they would sell more of it and be as big as Mobil 1 is - not mixing it in bathtubs behind their corporate offices like they do now.

The facts are all out there for everyone to see, F1, Le Mans, NHRA, OEMs, nobody even comes close to Mobil 1 achievements, research or facilities to make the best oil on the planet. These statements you just made are misleading and unfair to this community. Ask racers at your local strip, circle track or other racing session. When they build motors and use oils like Amsoil, Royal Purple, Eneos, they have to rebuild their motors more times in a season than with Mobil 1.

Also, to hit on additives. You can't just drop a pack of zinc, etc into your oil and expect it to actually mix in your oil and work. 100% of the time the additives end up on the bottom of your oil pan where they stay, doing nothing for your motor and clogging up oil pickup lines, etc.

Opinion is great and healthy for discussion but don't post things that are totally biased and obviously produced by some small oil company with the intent of misleading others. It's not cool.
Sounds like you've got an axe to grind, and appear to be somewhat biased. What's your connection to Mobil 1?
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:48 PM   #87
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K & N is NOT the best filter...get a MObil 1 filter!
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #88
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Wow 86 posts, we need a sticky with a poll so items like this oil can be quickly referenced and you can just buy what got the most votes, can't go wrong that way.
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motor oil is motor oil...esp synthetic...use an oil thats readily available..you don't need amsoil or royal purple...Mobil 1 or Valvoline is available anywhere and half the price!
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Wow 86 posts, we need a sticky with a poll so items like this oil can be quickly referenced and you can just buy what got the most votes, can't go wrong that way.

unless the majority is wrong.
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unless the majority is wrong.
Well a little judgement might be in order. But I'm on the fence for mobil 1 and Amzoil and redline and royal purple.
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Well a little judgement might be in order. But I'm on the fence for mobil 1 and Amzoil and redline and royal purple.
all 4 of those are great oils in their own right. I've used them all in various vehicles (all but redline in my 94Z). I prefer to use RP and a wix filter myself. not because of the marketing, or the hype, but because in my personal experience and after sending numerous samples off to blackstone labs, RP and a wix filter proved to be the best combination for me.

some cars do respond better to different oils.

case in point, a good friend of mine has an 04 GTO, had been running $2 dino oil in it from the first oil change. he swapped to Mobil 1 and took it straight to the dyno and lost 7 hp and 9tq across the board.

went home and swapped back to dino oil.

(he's also very compulsive about his mods.... changes the clutch, takes it to the dyno, changes the tire pressure, takes it to the dyno, changes the air filter, takes it to the dyno, etc...)
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dumb question: just exactly how many quarts does the 6.2L hold?
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dumb question: just exactly how many quarts does the 6.2L hold?
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Has anyone used a magnetic collar ot their oil filter, or a magnetic drain plug. I changed the stock drain plug to magnetic with first oil change (100 miles) found some (small amount) on second oil change. Mostly wondering if anyone has tried the magnetic collar and if seen any difference on magnetic plug.
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Royal Purple here...

It cant hurt to get a magnetic drain plug from magneticdrainplug.com and magnetic filter wrap just for the heck of it...

As for the oil filter, Royal Purple came out with a filter with white sythetic filter media, it looks good idk http://www.royalpurple.com/index.html# i run K&N now
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Nearly everyone I know has switched from MOBIL 1 and now runs Royal Purple, 5W30.
Royal Purple will void your warranty if there is an engine failure. It does not comply with all three things your owners manual requires:

1. Meet standard GM6094 (V6...V8 GM4718)
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3. API starburst (API certified)

While you can get a 5w30 RP, RP is not API certified with the starburst, and it technically meets GM6094, but it is a API SL, not SM, which GM requires.
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i just did my 500 mile oil change at almost 800 miles and i used quaker state synthetic is that ok or not i see alot of oils mentioned but not quaker state.
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