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Old 11-21-2011, 01:16 PM   #15
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The OLM has no way of knowing the kind of oil used. The oil is not analyzed by the OLM.
Very true, but if the synthetic were to reduce running temps in some shape or form then the OLM would go longer.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:06 PM   #16
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My oil comes out every 3k with syn oil. Convent oil is okay to. If you do it every 3k. I still do every 3k with synthetic
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:21 PM   #17
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This was posted a few months back. It is some good info and you can take what you want from it. I choose to go by the OLM. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145143
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #18
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GM has 100 000 mile waranty on the drive train on this cars , if the oil needed to be changed more often then OLM calls for you can be shure GM would let you know .
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #19
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Everyone has a different opinion on this it seems... Do whatever makes you happy. I did my first change at 500 (mobil1 full synthetic). I will be changing the filter every 3k and the oil every 6k. Is it overkill? Maybe. Should I change it more often? Possibly. But that is what I am happy with. As for doing it yourself or taking it somewhere... Last two times I took a car to a shop for oil change, ended up with a stripped drain plug... NEVER again! Just my two cents.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:08 AM   #20
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Sorry, but that is ridiculous. Even the cheapest Fram OCOD can last 6000 miles.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #21
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Sorry, but that is ridiculous. Even the cheapest Fram OCOD can last 6000 miles.
Ok... AND?
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:07 AM   #22
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My oil comes out every 3k with syn oil. Convent oil is okay to. If you do it every 3k. I still do every 3k with synthetic
Same here, every 3K or every 3 months whichever comes first. Most of the time I'm around 3500 miles or so with the synthetic. Using Mobil 1 5W30 and WIX filter. I do the same for my daughter's Cruze and my wife's 2010 Camaro. Just old school I guess, but in the end it's worth it.
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Same here, every 3K or every 3 months whichever comes first. Most of the time I'm around 3500 miles or so with the synthetic. Using Mobil 1 5W30 and WIX filter. I do the same for my daughter's Cruze and my wife's 2010 Camaro. Just old school I guess, but in the end it's worth it.
I don't mind changing my either. The say syn oil can go longer. But I bet if they pulled a engine that was changed every 3k and looked at it vs one changed every 8k the 3k one will look much cleaner
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:40 AM   #24
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Ok... AND?
It's simple, you are throwing money in a fire pit going to Synthetic in a 2LT and not utilizing the OLM.

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Same here, every 3K or every 3 months whichever comes first. Most of the time I'm around 3500 miles or so with the synthetic. Using Mobil 1 5W30 and WIX filter. I do the same for my daughter's Cruze and my wife's 2010 Camaro. Just old school I guess, but in the end it's worth it.
WIX filter isn't any better than a PF48.

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I don't mind changing my either. The say syn oil can go longer. But I bet if they pulled a engine that was changed every 3k and looked at it vs one changed every 8k the 3k one will look much cleaner
Not true in the least. Depending on the oil manufacturers additive package and its cleaning abilities the 8k OCI engine could be just as clean and even possibly cleaner.
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