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Old 06-21-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Just changed my oil at 500 miles...

...and good thing I did. Found a lot of small metal pieces. Guess I've been doing a good job breaking her in.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:13 PM   #3
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Also thought it might be helpful for anyone who thinks changing at 500 miles is a waste.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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Also thought it might be helpful for anyone who thinks changing at 500 miles is a waste.
This is a definite necessity. If you don't do it, then you might be hindering your beast.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #5
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This is why I have been trying to find a magnetic drain plug (no success yet). I am sure there is still a bunch left in the oil pan as well. I will be putting a filter magnet in place before it leaves the dealership with RP break in oil in it.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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it always helps to have a couple powerfull small magnets, one the tip of the oil filter, one on the oil pan near the drain plug, and near the tranny drain plug. and just remove the magnets when draining the oil so all the particles the magnets pick up go out with the oil.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:57 AM   #7
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it always helps to have a couple powerfull small magnets, one the tip of the oil filter, one on the oil pan near the drain plug, and near the tranny drain plug. and just remove the magnets when draining the oil so all the particles the magnets pick up go out with the oil.
That is a great idea, borderline genius. I am doing that and going to 1000 miles and again at 3000.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:12 PM   #8
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Or you might be able to just magnetize the entire drain plug by rubbing a strong magnet over it in one direction many times.

I did that with my 91 S10 cuz I was a teenager and broke

Musta helped, sold it to a guy and he as 400k on it now and the only thing that has been replaced is the water pump. Friggin' 4.3s are tough
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:31 PM   #9
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www.magneticdrainplug.com

It does not have the Camaro yet, but I'm sure GM didn't experiment with a new drain bolt on this Camaro. Probably left over stuff from previous models.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:17 PM   #10
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I made a comment about the same thing after I seen all the metal floating and after I opened up the oil filter.

I dont think magnetic drain plugs would help too much as the entire block is aluminum and 99% of the metal wear is non magnetic.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:21 PM   #11
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that looks like 4000 miles not 500 wow thats really important to change it fast
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:13 PM   #12
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I made a comment about the same thing after I seen all the metal floating and after I opened up the oil filter.

I dont think magnetic drain plugs would help too much as the entire block is aluminum and 99% of the metal wear is non magnetic.
Guess a wave of a magnet in the oil drain pan would tell you if a magnetic drain bolt would help.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:32 PM   #13
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I made a comment about the same thing after I seen all the metal floating and after I opened up the oil filter.

I dont think magnetic drain plugs would help too much as the entire block is aluminum and 99% of the metal wear is non magnetic.
Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:36 PM   #14
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Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
umm duh ...

If it was an iron block, it would be different
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:06 PM   #15
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Um yeah, but aren't the cylinder sleeves iron?
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:09 PM   #16
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Um yeah, but aren't the cylinder sleeves iron?

good question ? anyone ...
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:16 PM   #17
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I changed my oil at 900 miles and had no where near that much metal...
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #18
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The cylinders are definately NOT aluminum. They have to be sleeved with something harder like steel.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:07 PM   #19
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What oil filter does the SS 6 speed manual take? No listing in the Fram book for the Camaro yet. Should I assume it's the same filter as a 2009 Corvette?

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Old 06-27-2009, 09:26 PM   #20
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umm duh ...

If it was an iron block, it would be different
They are iron sleeved.

http://www.camarohomepage.com/ls3/index.htm

Same oil filter as the Vet with the LS3.

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Old 06-28-2009, 04:33 AM   #21
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What oil filter does the SS 6 speed manual take? No listing in the Fram book for the Camaro yet. Should I assume it's the same filter as a 2009 Corvette?

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AC is a PF-48, Mobile 1 is M1-113. Believe these are the same as the '09 Vette LS3.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:08 AM   #22
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AC is a PF-48, Mobile 1 is M1-113. Believe these are the same as the '09 Vette LS3.
Where is the cheapest place I can buy this oil and filters online?
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:08 AM   #23
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i was told to wait to 3k im at almost 2400 should I change and Is my SS in trouble?
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i was told to wait to 3k im at almost 2400 should I change and Is my SS in trouble?

You're fine. You can change it when the oil life monitor says to, or you can be completely OCD like everyone on this site- (myself included) and throw out a whole bunch of money on changing what in all honesty doesn't need to be changed.

If you're really worried, but don't want to drain the oil, just change your filter... (Is the SS filter a screw on?)

Ohh, and do it yourself to save some money. Develop a bond with your car... haha.

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Old 08-04-2009, 03:59 PM   #25
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You're fine. You can change it when the oil life monitor says to, or you can be completely OCD like everyone on this site- (myself included) and throw out a whole bunch of money on changing what in all honesty doesn't need to be changed.

If you're really worried, but don't want to drain the oil, just change your filter... (Is the SS filter a screw on?)

Ohh, and do it yourself to save some money. Develop a bond with your car... haha.

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