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MetallicaMatt
03-06-2005, 08:40 PM
I just got my 02 WS6, did these cars come from the factory with synthetic oil? I'm not sure what is in there now. I was thinking of switching to Mobil 1 synthetic. Or I might just use regular oil since I change the oil often. I know with synthetic your not supposed to change it every 3k miles, right?

ACW
03-07-2005, 01:55 AM
Here's a bunch of threads discussing oil :)

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147090
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66308
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181274
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196081
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133308
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146746
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156026
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1054
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1215204
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147639
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162666
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141531
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2019
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=635
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66326
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192005
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58075
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208434
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149076
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104276
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125526
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61070
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1877
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65365
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137060
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28194
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172674
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93622
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49830
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69540
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78269
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139210
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172097
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158892
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127484
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149395

http://www.f-body.org/faq/4/4_2.htm#ch4_2m

(woah, I didn't realize how long the list was until I submitted it :eek: )

Angus
03-07-2005, 09:24 AM
I don't care what any motor oil company says but I willc hange my oil every 3k or if it has been ran hard. Cheap insurance. Of course, if the oil company wants to buy me a new motor then I will change it when that say to.


I prefer synthetics. Mobil 1, Redline, or Royal Purple.

LoudmouthLT1
03-07-2005, 08:53 PM
Use synthetic and change at 3k or 3 months.

pewterta
03-07-2005, 10:38 PM
synthetic...can go 5k easy.... 3k is a waste of money...time to get with it slug

RAMAIRNUT
03-07-2005, 10:44 PM
Use synthetic and change at 3k or 3 months.


I second that.I bought my 2002 WS6 new and at 1000 miles i switched to Mobil 1.Since then I have changed the oil every 3months or 3k miles.The car now has 24k miles and hasn't used a drop of oil between changes.I know that some people say you can go longer between changes :eyes: but to me changing the oil every 3k miles is cheap insurance. :drive: Besides ,it's my money my choice!

~JOSHUA
03-08-2005, 12:53 PM
I just got my 02 WS6, did these cars come from the factory with synthetic oil? I'm not sure what is in there now. I was thinking of switching to Mobil 1 synthetic. Or I might just use regular oil since I change the oil often. I know with synthetic your not supposed to change it every 3k miles, right?
Soooo sonny boy!!! You finally got that WS6 huh? :) Cool bro!! What color is it? M6 or auto? What are the payments? DETAILS! Glad we could help.

MetallicaMatt
03-08-2005, 03:43 PM
Yulp, I finally got myself a WS6.

I don't "have" it yet, because I haven't picked it up yet. Its black, M6 with the Hurst, loaded, and a Borla Exhaust :) :)

MeentSS02
03-09-2005, 03:21 PM
I second that.I bought my 2002 WS6 new and at 1000 miles i switched to Mobil 1.Since then I have changed the oil every 3months or 3k miles.The car now has 24k miles and hasn't used a drop of oil between changes.I know that some people say you can go longer between changes :eyes: but to me changing the oil every 3k miles is cheap insurance. :drive: Besides ,it's my money my choice!

I would hardly call that "cheap", especially since you are using synthetic.

But you are right...it is your money.

LoudmouthLT1
03-09-2005, 06:18 PM
synthetic...can go 5k easy.... 3k is a waste of money...time to get with it slug

You're that cheap that you can't spend the extra $20 every 3k? I prefer my car to last with no problems. And the fact I work with cars for a living makes me believe I know a little something about them. I don't care what the oil advertises, 3k or 3 months.

MeentSS02
03-10-2005, 10:41 AM
You're that cheap that you can't spend the extra $20 every 3k? I prefer my car to last with no problems. And the fact I work with cars for a living makes me believe I know a little something about them. I don't care what the oil advertises, 3k or 3 months.

So you'll believe what Jiffy Lube advertises? :jest:

The last time I checked, the materials for my oil changes cost around $40, AT LEAST. And to the best of my recollection, you can really only tell when oil needs to be changed by doing oil analyses. Most of those indicate that you can go well over 3K miles with good oil (remember - I said GOOD), provided you don't go out road racing or auto crossing all the time.

Just my $.02

LoudmouthLT1
03-11-2005, 04:17 PM
Jiffy lube are idiots. They say you need to get winter blend oil...wtf is winter blend oil? They put in synthetic blend and say thats whats for the winter. I still say 3k or 3 months. Completely your decision.

MeentSS02
03-11-2005, 05:00 PM
Jiffy lube are idiots. They say you need to get winter blend oil...wtf is winter blend oil? They put in synthetic blend and say thats whats for the winter. I still say 3k or 3 months. Completely your decision.

Winter blend? That's pretty common knowledge :eyes: ...they put that in, flush out your blinker fluid, and rotate the muffler bearings. Apparently, you don't know anything about winterizing your car :jest:

RAMAIRNUT
03-12-2005, 08:45 PM
Winter blend? That's pretty common knowledge :eyes: ...they put that in, flush out your blinker fluid, and rotate the muffler bearings. Apparently, you don't know anything about winterizing your car :jest:

Don't forget about putting "winter"air in the tires! :jest:

MeentSS02
03-13-2005, 11:24 AM
Don't forget about putting "winter"air in the tires! :jest:

I just fill mine with nitrous...it takes about a 250 shot per wheel, but dammmmmmmmmmn :burn: