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Old 08-26-2009, 10:23 PM   #71
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thanks for the basics tomcat. you made my brain hurt.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:35 AM   #72
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OIL maintemance reset

if I change My own oil how do you reset the oil change meter
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:48 PM   #73
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Does anyone have a link for GM approved oil filters?

After changing my mind 500 times over the last 2 weeks I have decided to get my oil changed by the dealer for warranty reasons. I called this morning to set up the appointment and the lady on the phone was very rude when I asked what oil they were going to be putting in my car and what filter they would be using. Makes me want to change my mind again.

Anyways she told me they use the $5 Ac Delco filter that comes on the car. I told her I would be bringing my own K&N or Mobil 1 filter with me, and the damn lady was so clueless she told me K&N didn't make oil filters

She also told me that she thinks if anything were to happen to the car that using anything other than AC Delco will void my warranty. WHAT! So that is why I am looking for a list approved by GM for oil filters. I know there is a link in this thread for approved oil, but it doesn't list acceptable filters.

Help! I need to make sure I am not voiding my warranty by 4pm tonight.
Kind of... here is what I could find for us.. Yeah I gotta headache after all this bickering and comparison of opinions and experience. Anyway...

GM 3000 Mile Oil Change info

Approved Oils for GM Cars

GM Goodwrench Site preaches ACDelco Filters

Got this off GM.com - ACDelco and GM are wheelin and dealin here.


Some research outside the box for ya... GM+Mobile Oil = 2010 Camaro but Mobile 1+ZDDP = WTF?

Mobile 1 tells me this when I ask it to help me select my Oil/Filter data for an SS <1200 miles in +0degrees environment:
Current Vehicle:
Year: 2010
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro
Engine Type: 8cyl. 6.2Liter Naturally Aspirated



Filter matches for the vehicle you selected:

Champion Model PH48


Interestingly enough - none of these match up. Weird. GM says put in Mobile 1 oil, use an AC Delco Filter and chnge it every 3000+ miles. Gawd I'm confused. Nobody can agree on anything anymore and everyone is in bed with everyone these days.

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Old 09-07-2009, 06:49 PM   #74
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Royal Purple is really good. I use that and or Amsoil. I put Amsoil 0W-30 in the Camaro for its first change. Thick oils KILL power and today's TRUE sythetic oils have better load carrying and film strength. Beside, no one considers the fact that thinner oils dissipate HEAT better! Free power and lower temps. What more do you want.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:21 PM   #75
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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
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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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