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    I'll pick up 6 quarts of that then. Should my friend put that in his 1994 Ford Ranger? Hes gonna change the oil the same time. Its pretty dope. His truck is lowered, tails blacked out, dark tint all around, intake. Badass for a truck. Pretty decent off the line with the 4.0 in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    I'll pick up 6 quarts of that then. Should my friend put that in his 1994 Ford Ranger? Hes gonna change the oil the same time. Its pretty dope. His truck is lowered, tails blacked out, dark tint all around, intake. Badass for a truck. Pretty decent off the line with the 4.0 in it.
    The question shouldn't be what to put in the ford ranger, but, what to put the ford ranger in.... namely the ocean, or a warehouse fire...

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    Of equal quality is Amsoils 10-30 XL series. About $5.75 a quart so in the ballpark of PP 10-30....click on the Amsoil link above....
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    Hi Eric1987,

    The Amsoil XL-Series 10W-30 would be a good choice for your 99 Z28.

    Also, if you’re willing to pay a few extra dollars per quart, consider Amsoil’s flagship oil for modern vehicles, 0W-30 Signature Series Oil(SSO). The SSO oil replaces 5W-30 and 10W-30 so you’d be right on target for your car. The performance and protection is top notch too!!!

    Amsoil SSO 0W-30 link

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    5.5 quarts. I'm still using the German Castrol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    5.5 quarts. I'm still using the German Castrol.
    I've found the German Castol everyone talks about being hard to find, etc. but I've only found it in 0W-30. Is taht the only way it comes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squee View Post
    I've found the German Castol everyone talks about being hard to find, etc. but I've only found it in 0W-30. Is taht the only way it comes?
    Yes it's only 0W30. Pep Boys now carries it in addition to Autozone.

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    Yea, I've found it at Autozone and Napa so far.

    So the 0W-30 is fine? Even for the weather in Louisiana? I thought it was to thin on startup for warm climates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by squee View Post
    Yea, I've found it at Autozone and Napa so far.

    So the 0W-30 is fine? Even for the weather in Louisiana? I thought it was to thin on startup for warm climates?
    The 0W-30 oil is not going to be too thin at start-up in warmer climates. If this were true it would not be recommended as a replacement for 5W-30 and 10W-30 oils. OW-30 oils have a wider range that they can operate in satisfactorily when compared to typical 5W-30, and 10W-30 oils. Check out the SAE Viscosity Grade and Outdoor temperature chart in the provided pdf file link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squee View Post
    Yea, I've found it at Autozone and Napa so far.

    So the 0W-30 is fine? Even for the weather in Louisiana? I thought it was to thin on startup for warm climates?
    It can never be too thin at start up. At operating temp GC is actually a very thick 30wt. Almost like a 40wt. Which the LS1 seems to like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    It can never be too thin at start up. At operating temp GC is actually a very thick 30wt. Almost like a 40wt. Which the LS1 seems to like.
    I thought the first was the weight at room temp or whatnot and the second was operating temp viscosity? I read something that said the lower the first number, the thinner it is initially for colder climates. It said something about if the oil is to thin on startup (were most wear comes from) it can shorten the life of the engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squee View Post
    I thought the first was the weight at room temp or whatnot and the second was operating temp viscosity? I read something that said the lower the first number, the thinner it is initially for colder climates. It said something about if the oil is to thin on startup (were most wear comes from) it can shorten the life of the engine?
    Squee,

    I just started a new thread here on LS1.com that has a link to a good motor oil article. It’s got some great points about oil viscosities in relation to temperatures. Check it out if you’d like…

    LS1.com/Dr. Haas: Motor Oil Article- link

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompSyn View Post
    Squee,

    I just started a new thread here on LS1.com that has a link to a good motor oil article. It’s got some great points about oil viscosities in relation to temperatures. Check it out if you’d like…

    LS1.com/Dr. Haas: Motor Oil Article- link

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    Wow...My head hurts now.

    Thanks for that though. All thats good to know. Guess I'll be going to get every can of German Castrol in town.

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