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    Have a 2002 Camaro SS SLP with 57,000 miles. About to change the oil again. What are your thoughts on what to use? Right now I have Valvoline Synpower 5-30 with a K&N filter. Been hearing some good stuff on the German Castrol 0-30? Also considering Pennzoil Platnium? Thanks people

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    I've been tld you could actually do damage running a 0 or 5-30 because it's just to thin and doesn't coat aswell. But then again I take things I'm told with a grain of salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000dreambird View Post
    I've been tld you could actually do damage running a 0 or 5-30 because it's just to thin and doesn't coat aswell. But then again I take things I'm told with a grain of salt
    This is a commonly held misconception. 0W-30 and 5W-30 motor oil viscosities are not too thin. In fact, my car calls for 5W-30 and I use 0W-30.

    I like 0W-30 because it's got slightly better start-up flow/protection no matter the outside ambient air temperature. It's not simply a cold weather motor oil; use it year around.

    If they made a negative five (-)5W-30 motor oil, I'd use it.

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    German Castrol 0w 30 - the WS6 store carries it or many autozones have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000dreambird View Post
    I've been tld you could actually do damage running a 0 or 5-30 because it's just to thin and doesn't coat aswell. But then again I take things I'm told with a grain of salt
    Do a little research and youll find that 0w30 and 5w30 are still much thicker at start up than any 30 weight is at operating temperature. As CompSyn said It provides better pump-ability during start up which means oil is getting to all those vital parts sooner.

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    I use Penzoil, Mobile One, Castrol, pretty much whatever sythetic they have on sale at Pep Boys. Last few have been Penzoil and a purolater gold one filter with the nice grip or a Mobile one filter. Sometimes K&N. Like I said long as it's full synthetic ad not Royal Purple it goes in the car. I change my oil every 4 TO 5 Months anyway. Hardly even dirty when I change it since the car comes out only a couple times a month. My 5.0 and trailblazer get the same thing, except I have used O Reilly's synthetic with a Mobil one filter in those 2 since they had it for $18. Only part that sucks is you get those deals and you only get 5 qts. My TB needs six so I always get stuck buying an extra. At least 5.5qt vehicles you can buy an extra and get 2 changes outta it.
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