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5 quarts or 5.5 quarts??

This is a discussion on 5 quarts or 5.5 quarts?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Too Fast Why you ask. You gonna diss me bc I still have my OE plugs at ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Why you ask. You gonna diss me bc I still have my OE plugs at 66k?
    diss you? I am not a part of Run DMC-so I dont "diss" people hahaha just curious really.

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    Like I said, I still have my OE plugs.

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    Yeah I read that.

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    yeah im going to have to go ahead and say that it definetly wont hurt ur car to run it to 6000rpms with 5 quarts, these motors dont have super high volume oil pumps its not going to suck shit dry. and for the guy up there that said they have heard its better to run a half quart low, yes and no. for a street car no, because u have to worry about thermal breakdown and what nots. for a drag specific car yes, less windage more hp. should you run more than 5.5 quarts, absolutely not, good way to get a bunch of blow by and blow out gaskets, not a good idea

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    Just put in 5.5qts of 5w30. (I always used 5qts before) Engine has a slightley louder whine to it now. For what ever reason, I don't know.

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    ^ I think you are tripping-

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    possible. I used 10w-30 before and now I'm running 5w-30. I swear the engine is louder. More lifter noise and all, or what ever it is in these engines that makes that clicking noise. I doubt it's any thing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    possible. I used 10w-30 before and now I'm running 5w-30. I swear the engine is louder. More lifter noise and all, or what ever it is in these engines that makes that clicking noise. I doubt it's any thing to worry about.
    No doubt its gonna be louder with thinner oil. Why did you switch to a thinner oil? Go 10-40 and it will quiet it considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    No doubt its gonna be louder with thinner oil. Why did you switch to a thinner oil? Go 10-40 and it will quiet it considerably.
    Thought I would try some thing new. I put 10-40 in my camaro, but I always put 10-30 in my firebird since the owners manual says so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    Thought I would try some thing new. I put 10-40 in my camaro, but I always put 10-30 in my firebird since the owners manual says so.
    Does it say 10/30 or 5/30?

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    it actually says both, but for dif operating temps

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEBRAD View Post
    it actually says both, but for dif operating temps
    O I see-yeah you are right I remember seeing that in my manual now-different parts of the country.

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    As in the chart shown previously, if you have the
    5.7L V8 engine, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle.
    However, you can use SAE 10W-30 if it’s going to
    be 0F (-18C) or above. These numbers on an oil
    container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use
    other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50.

    Quoted from owner's manual. I put 10w-30 in last oil change per Sarge's advice. I do notice that in the manual just after this; it recommends the 10-30 for v6 engines with the 5-30 ok under a certain temp. why? do the two actually require different?

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    That way everyone doesnt just buy the 5-30 LOL J/K- I really have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02WS6dream View Post
    As in the chart shown previously, if you have the
    5.7L V8 engine, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle.
    However, you can use SAE 10W-30 if itís going to
    be 0F (-18C) or above. These numbers on an oil
    container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use
    other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50.

    Quoted from owner's manual. I put 10w-30 in last oil change per Sarge's advice. I do notice that in the manual just after this; it recommends the 10-30 for v6 engines with the 5-30 ok under a certain temp. why? do the two actually require different?
    They are just helping with cold starts and oil flow with the thinner oil. 5w cranks easier, especially under 0 farenheight. I bought my Penzoil Platinum 5w30, Too Fast is getting an oil change today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEBRAD View Post
    yeah im going to have to go ahead and say that it definetly wont hurt ur car to run it to 6000rpms with 5 quarts, these motors dont have super high volume oil pumps its not going to suck shit dry. and for the guy up there that said they have heard its better to run a half quart low, yes and no. for a street car no, because u have to worry about thermal breakdown and what nots. for a drag specific car yes, less windage more hp. should you run more than 5.5 quarts, absolutely not, good way to get a bunch of blow by and blow out gaskets, not a good idea
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    why are you even talking about plug gap when the issue is oil quantity

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    Quote Originally Posted by flawless35th View Post
    why are you even talking about plug gap when the issue is oil quantity
    Because I was making a point-the guy said he always did what GM said-

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    ok.... my bad

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