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Old 09-26-2022, 11:52 AM   #1
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What Oil For Cammed Camaro

I know this has been asked a million times. Im looking to do my first oil change since owning this car. My 2012 Chevy Camaro 2SS/RS, with GPI SS1 Cam. I was wondering if the 5W30 that we normally use is ok or if I need to be using something different. Everything I read had a million different opinions. Thank you.
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Old 09-26-2022, 12:00 PM   #2
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No reason to switch, stick with your 5w-30.
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Old 09-26-2022, 12:15 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2022, 09:40 PM   #4
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Everyone is going to recommend what they run, and I am no exception lol.

I had this engine rebuilt in 2019 and completed break in with Valvoline conventional VR1 10w-30. Since then I have been running Amsoil 10w-30 Z Rod. It has added zinc/phosphorus. I know its not needed for a hydraulic setup, but I figured why not?

It's just very freaking expensive. But I will never run anything else in this engine.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:18 PM   #5
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Try running 9 quarts like in mine.
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Old 09-27-2022, 11:53 AM   #6
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Try running 9 quarts like in mine.
I run an aftermarket oil cooler that adds an extra quart.
9 quarts of AMSOIL ZROD 10W40 isn't cheap, plus I change it out half way through track season with only 1300-2000 miles on it.
Would rather make sure she runs happily for many more track days then do an "unscheduled" engine rebuild.
Each track season oil change I send a sample to Blackstone Labs for testing.
Well worth the piece of mind.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:28 PM   #7
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I run an aftermarket oil cooler that adds an extra quart.
9 quarts of AMSOIL ZROD 10W40 isn't cheap, plus I change it out half way through track season with only 1300-2000 miles on it.
Would rather make sure she runs happily for many more track days then do an "unscheduled" engine rebuild.
Each track season oil change I send a sample to Blackstone Labs for testing.
Well worth the piece of mind.
Agreed.
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Old 09-27-2022, 03:14 PM   #8
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9 quarts of AMSOIL ZROD 10W40 isn't cheap
No kidding man. Up until recently I was an Amsoil Preferred member but I let it expire because they raised their prices (like everyone else). It was nice only paying $9 a quart for Z-Rod. Now I can get it at my local Napa for cheaper than ordering from my assigned Amsoil distributor. They raised the regular price to $15.19 or $11.19 per quart with member discount. Only benefit is that now getting 8+ quarts will guarantee free shipping since it's over $100 lol.

Regardless, I won't use anything else.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:16 PM   #9
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I was told anything 40.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:59 PM   #10
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I was told by complete street performance who built my engine use Mobil 1 5w-30 since it’s street car and not tracked.
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Old 09-27-2022, 08:36 PM   #11
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I’ve been using driven LS 5-30
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Old 10-02-2022, 01:42 PM   #12
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I’ve been using driven LS 5-30
Yep, this is it
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Old 10-02-2022, 02:53 PM   #13
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Yep, this is it
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:41 PM   #14
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My tuner recommended Valvoline 10W-30 synthetic blend after my cam. I've been running it ever since with no issues.
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