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Old 12-30-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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Exclamation What type of OIL do you use???

Just wondering what Oil does everyone use and what weight???? I use Castrol GTx high mileage 10w40 on my 02 Z28 and it has 116,238 miles...
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Synthetics.

5-30 Mobile One - Tight builds
20-50 Royal Purple - Loose builds



What kind of psi do you see across the RPM band with that 10,40?
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On my cam only LS1 I use Pennzoil Platinum Fully Syn 5w30 (summer time only)..

I do not drive my car in the winter so i don't know what oil to recommend for winter. Prolly 10w30
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Amsoil in my cars and the wife's van gets whatever the Nissan dealer stuffs in it. She wanted it so she gets what they recommend.
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Royal Purple.
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penzoil platinum 5w-30 (car is only driven in the summer) for those that said royal purple, check out sarges oil write-ups over on ls1.com ..... you guys might be suprised, i used to use royal purple as well until i read those write-ups
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Royal Purple is garbage in my opinion and I can provide facts if need be. It started out pretty good but has since been surpassed by some of the cheapest oils on the market.
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There's so many "oil" threads already. Try the search sometime. There's also a lot of GOOD info on oil on bobstheoilguy.
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I agree there a a billion of hese threads, and youll never know the difference in oils, other than your in your head.

I heard Mobil One bought the "bobstheoilguy" website
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i use castrol syntec 10w30 full synthetic. recently switched from royal purple.
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I agree there a a billion of hese threads, and youll never know the difference in oils, other than your in your head.

I heard Mobil One bought the "bobstheoilguy" website
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There's so many "oil" threads already. Try the search sometime. There's also a lot of GOOD info on oil on bobstheoilguy.


what is the big deal, this is a forum right. he asked a stupid question, if you dont like it dont look at it. there is a million exhaust questions that ask the same question over and over. and besides products do change, or get improved upon every year.
and for the op, right now i am using mobil one 10w 30 with there filter it was on sale. i usually dont like to change the brand of filter i use, but when money is tight.
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Amsoil, and only Amsoil.
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Ive used just about every synthetic(even bought into the amsoil thing for a change lol) but the last few changes have been w/ Q horsepower...only 20 bucks at walmart for 5 quarts and there reviews are good. i only use full synthetics in the Z...when i bought the car last year it had a little oil leak...after a few changes the leak was gone...im a believer that it helps the seals,etc.
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There's so many "oil" threads already. Try the search sometime. There's also a lot of GOOD info on oil on bobstheoilguy.


what is the big deal, this is a forum right. he asked a stupid question, if you dont like it dont look at it. there is a million exhaust questions that ask the same question over and over. and besides products do change, or get improved upon every year.
and for the op, right now i am using mobil one 10w 30 with there filter it was on sale. i usually dont like to change the brand of filter i use, but when money is tight.
Why the hell did you just post my info? LOL... If he asked a "stupid" question then why are you making a BIG deal over it? Wash the sand out of your vagina! I'm simply telling him to do a search before making another 104590345389454 thread about oil. I didn't come off rude to the thread starter so STFU and relax

Edit: This is also the wrong section to post about oil
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Royal Purple is garbage in my opinion and I can provide facts if need be. It started out pretty good but has since been surpassed by some of the cheapest oils on the market.
Id be interested to see those.
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10w-30 Q horsepower with a NAPA gold filter
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mobil one 5w-30 w/ mobile one M1-206 filter. 122,000 miles still going strong. This is the only oil I have ever ran in the car.
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pennzoil platinum 5-30 with napa gold filter. or castrol syntec 5-30 with same filter.
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Well, I used to use that European German Castrol oil but they don't have that here in ENGLAND, which is part of Europe....lol. However, they do have Mobil One European oil, 0W-40. I'll be using that in place of it.
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Anyone have any experience or information on Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 5W-40?? I know some guys run conventional 15W-40 Rotella in their engines, but its much too viscous for anything other than racing applications, and its not suitable for winter.

From what I've read, T6 Synthetic 5W-40 has much more zinc and anti-wear additives than regular gasoline oil, which is why it may be beneficial to use it in our engines.

Currently I run Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic or Valvoline Synpower.
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