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This is a discussion on which oil to use? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; im changing my oil this weekend and i was wondering whats the BEST oil for me to use? i have ...

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    which oil to use?

    im changing my oil this weekend and i was wondering whats the BEST oil for me to use? i have 104k miles on mine so i want something to protect against sludge and that is good for high mileage engines.

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    Mobil 1 w/ Mobil 1 filter.

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    Mobile 1 you will pay a little extra for, but its well worth it. You might want to look into mobile 1 synthetic. As soon as I break my engine in, I will run Mobile 1 synthetic 5W-30

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    do a search. sarge is the oil god and he has a good thread around here somewhere.

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    mobile 1 I have heard good things about royal purple too but it is spendy

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    Mobil 1 is grossly overpriced.
    Not even 100% synthetic anymore. Still a great oil, just not at the price.

    I hear Pennzoil Platinum is a great synthetic.
    Royal Purple, Amsoil

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    start here but its long I'm a Oil Junkie
    or here I bet Mobil1 is pissed off
    and oh yeah the filter is important too Oil Filters

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    Remember you get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwindbigler View Post
    Remember you get what you pay for.
    Not really.

    Plenty of oils better AND cheaper than Mobil 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Not really.

    Plenty of oils better AND cheaper than Mobil 1.
    Like what??

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    Pennzoil Platinum
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    That is a synthetic right?? I cant use synthetic right now...I am still breaking my engine in.

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    i think most oils are the same but when i was younger i helped at a machine shop for trade for machine work and was shown the oil pan of an engine that was said to have run penzoil since new and it was caked with a gooy waxy looking stuff so i have to say no to penzoil

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    Dino Pennzoil = bad.
    Pennzoil Platinum = good.

    Not saying you have to try it.
    Just informational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwindbigler View Post
    That is a synthetic right?? I cant use synthetic right now...I am still breaking my engine in.
    how many miles do you have

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    with roller cam engines you canuse syn from first start most people still do the first run with regular oil just to wash out the assembly lube that is what I do and seems fine I also dont really take it easy on a new engine anyway except for the initial run about 30 min to an hour then cool change oil then its ready to go as long as the first run goes good and I always say "if it breaks it needed fixed anyway"

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    i run ROYAL PURPLE it's pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Mobil 1 is grossly overpriced.
    Not even 100% synthetic anymore. Still a great oil, just not at the price.

    I hear Pennzoil Platinum is a great synthetic.
    Royal Purple, Amsoil
    thats a good reminder, thats what i used on previous oil changes. I'll be switching to a new synthetic, maybe royal purple

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    i would have to agree with royal purple, unlike all the other choices i only here good things about it and i have been using it and my car seems to run better than it idi before i started using it

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    Have you guys heard of redline oil? From what I hear its better than royal purple.

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