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Old 10-07-2009, 09:50 PM   #1
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which mobil 1 oil to use?

ok well my car is at 1500 miles and even tho the dealer said i dont need to change the oil, i am going to anyway...

from my understanding of oil, it really doesnt matter what you use, as long as you use something relatively high end and synthetic, between all the top brands 99.9% of the population (like me) wont notice a difference.... correct?

this is my first new car, and preformance car and my family recommends mobil 1... but which mobil 1 should i be using? 5W-30 extended preformance? 5W-30 regular? 15W-40? or is there a better oil that I should be using besides mobil 1?

thanks for any help!
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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Mobil ! 5W 30 for me!!! I did my first change @ 1100 miles and she really appreciated it!! DOn't forget to use a K-& N oil filter too!! (HP-1017 for my LS3). You can do a search but I think you'll find the general consensus is Mobil one, besides that's what it tells you on the oil fill cap (for the LS-3 anyway)!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:02 PM   #3
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Mobil1 or Pennzoil Platinum 5w with either a Mobil1 or K&N for me.

I get excellent returns from Blackstone on my oil analysis.

You could just change the filter if you wanted. keep old one, allow to drain out and cut it open. You will be amazed.

How hard were you drining her? Outside GM's mandated break in?
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:14 AM   #4
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Mobil1 or Pennzoil Platinum 5w with either a Mobil1 or K&N for me.

I get excellent returns from Blackstone on my oil analysis.

You could just change the filter if you wanted. keep old one, allow to drain out and cut it open. You will be amazed.

How hard were you drining her? Outside GM's mandated break in?
umm yea you could say that lol... i was testing out 0-60 and 0-100 times by aroud 450 miles for a few days straight about 10 runs each day of just flooring it... (mostly for hte 0-60 tho).......

so mobil 1 5w-30 is good to use for the general oil over and over along with a k&n oil filter? got it....

any comments on the extended preformance mobil 1 5w-30? is it worth it?
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:29 AM   #5
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I use Mobil 1 5W-30 with a Mobile 1 filter on all my cars.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:08 AM   #6
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:02 AM   #7
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As posted above, just use what your owners manual says. It specifically calls for oil that is certified to GM-4718M standards in the LS-3. As long as that certification is on the bottle (and many don't have it, including the Mobil-1 extended performance), it is a good oil to use that won't affect your drivetrain warranty. Regular Mobil 1 synthetic, and AMSOIL are both GM-4718M Certified, although the AMSOIL is ridiculously expensive.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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In the grand scheme of things, I think Mobil 1 is just fine for 99% of us and keeps Chevy from bitching at us for using something else. Any of the oil like Royal Purple and Amsoil is great stuff (I use it in my off-road race truck), but alot is fluff and hype for the benefits gained vs. price.

In short, oils made today are so much further advanced than just 20 years ago. Just about any oil that is certified GM-4718M will do the job splendidly compared to the dreck we poured into our cars in the 60's and 70's

I know Amsoil dealers will get on here and talk about wear tests and all that, but the fact remains Mobil 1 and their research budget, its still pretty good oil, and more than sufficient for our stock LS3's
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:45 AM   #9
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I know that all the Royal Purple products are really good stuff (I use it in my truck), but just realize that there is nothing about the GM-4718M certification standard on their bottles or website. After reading about that in the owner's manual, I guess I'm a little hung up on that now. But I know I'm not going to use anything that may possibly void my drivetrain warranty in the future. To each his own I guess....
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:36 PM   #10
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where do you buy a k and N oil filter?
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:40 PM   #11
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you can buy the stock ac delco filter on amazon.com. if GM trusts it, I do too. After all, they are warranting the engine for 100,000 miles. Why the need for K&N oil filter????
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:46 PM   #12
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Summit Racing Equipment, Jeg's ,Autozone, Advance Auto Parts or direct from K&N(most expensive).
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:59 PM   #13
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Compare actual products. Use Amsoil. It lasts much longer and protects better and gives better performance. It is not ridiculously expensive as some misinformed person posted. It actually pays for itself in lasting longer plus better mileage and then puts money in your pocket. You can get it at 25% to 30% discount on the Preferred Customer program they offer. The K&N people are not very informed. Simply pick up a K&N filter and look at it. See all those specs of light??? Those are called HOLES. Just exactly how much dirt can a hole filter out of the air? NONE. Get a better filter.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #14
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Royal Purple was recently sued for lying to the public and had to change their advertising. If it does not state the spec on the vbottle, it does not meet it. Plain and simple. Use Amsoil for a better product.
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