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  • Synthetic

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  • Blended dino/synthetic off the shelf

    17 3.49%
  • I mix my own

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I'm a Oil Junkie

This is a discussion on I'm a Oil Junkie within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by RainMan No LS1 Piston Slap No LS1 Oil consumption* *Have read many posts about guys with low, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainMan
    No LS1 Piston Slap
    No LS1 Oil consumption*

    *Have read many posts about guys with low, mid, and high mileage LSX engines consuming as much as 1 quart a month! I don't know. Mine has no noticeable loss of oil at all!
    Changed oil 1600 miles ago and still at top of hash marks. Have not added a drop! Only use WIX filters from Central Auto Parts down in Cocoa.

    I can understand High mileage oil consumption, but the rest, with no obvious engine problems or leaks??? They all seem to think it's normal?? Someone even said that GM said that a quart every 1500 miles or so is normal?? WTF over??

    Not complaining, just trying to understand why oil consumption seems to be a common occurrence with the LSX engines and mine apparently doesn't use a drop (an obvious exaggeration, of course it uses a little, but not noticeable on the dipstick).

    As far as my LS1, my only guess is that I drive the T/A as daily driver. 18 miles each way to work then home at 50-70MPH. Oil has chance to fully warm up. SWAG (Scientific Wild Assed Guess)
    I'm in the same boat. My 2000 SS DD with a little over 90k miles now (I bought it brand new in May 2000), has no piston slap and negligible oil consumption (not noticeable on dipstick) over the 3-to-7k mile oil change intervals (intervals have varied depending on conditions). Likewise, I'm not complaining, but celebrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulfe13
    Valvoline Full Synth... Every 3 to 3.5 thousand miles... 5w30.. I won't use Dino in a car I want to keep for a while... and I will NEVER use a Pennzoil Product!!!
    how do u like the valvoline synthetic?

    also another question ...has anyone ever gone to a valvoline place to have there car serviced if so what oil filter they use?

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    I know it is a Pennzoil product but has anyone tried the new Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil?

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    Mobil 1 Full synthethic ALWAYS!!!!!!!

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    [QUOTE=SSNAKEATER23]Mobil 1 Full synthethic ALWAYS!!!!!!!

    Do you really think Mobil 1 is better than Redline?

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    To tell you the truth i never tried anything else. So i really wouldn't know. I have always used Mobil 1 in all of my cars, what is the deal with redline?

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    I have not ever used Redline either but I have read where several people say it is much better than Mobil 1. I used Mobil 1 once for about 10 miles. It made our Silverado which had less than 20,000 miles on it very noisey. We went back to Motorcraft and has been quiet and good oil pressure even at idle. I do have 24 quarts of green G.C. but have not tried it yet as we are getting ready to trade the Silverado in and did not want to waste it.

    I was just wondering if you liked Mobil 1 better than Redline or Schaffers.

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    I never thought to try anything else, i never had any problems with Mobil 1. Maybe when the weather breaks i'll give it a try. Can you buy Redline oil at local parts stores?

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    I checked redlineoil.com and it says around here it can be bought at Auto Zone but I never have looked for it there. You might check the site and see where it is sold near you.

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    Sarge, which Amsoil 0-30 do you use? An Amsoil dealer I was talking to at the Corvette Convention here in Houston recommended a 0-30 labeled as a diesel oil. He said it's the best/longest lasting that Amsoil makes.

    Just curious.

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    I just changed from dino to synth at 40K, per Sarge, I went out and bought Amsoil 5W30, I have not noticed that my valvetrain or motor being louder, now I have to do the PCV mod!

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    Well, I just ordered the full compliment of RP products for my driveline. 7 quarts of 10W30, the longer truck K&N oil filter, 6 quarts of the Synchromax Manual Transmission fluid, Royal Purple Ice Super Coolant and (finally) a K&N air filter. With shipping from Thunder Racing it came to a total of $206.96

    I'm excited to get it all in my car and get my car out of the garage for some cruising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird99
    how do u like the valvoline synthetic?

    also another question ...has anyone ever gone to a valvoline place to have there car serviced if so what oil filter they use?
    I dont know about Mass but here in Calif the Valvoline Instant Oil Change places use a proprietary filter made for them by Purolator. Last oil change, I went to the Valvoline Durablend 5W30. My oil pressure is better. Going to run a UOA at 3K. Well see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobynine9
    Sarge, which Amsoil 0-30 do you use? An Amsoil dealer I was talking to at the Corvette Convention here in Houston recommended a 0-30 labeled as a diesel oil. He said it's the best/longest lasting that Amsoil makes.

    Just curious.
    Hey Toby..... http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/tso.aspx

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    Strongest oil I have ever seen....look at this stuff....holy crap!
    www.liquidcosworth.com expensive but holy cow this stuff is solid gold...

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    I see your around today Sarge. SO how is the Goat?

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    Beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge
    Strongest oil I have ever seen....look at this stuff....holy crap!
    www.liquidcosworth.com expensive but holy cow this stuff is solid gold...
    Click for full size
    Damn Sarge, guess I'm gona go with that 5w40

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    Gracias, senior Sarge.

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    At $9 a liter that stuff better last forever or give my car the ability to wipe my tushy for me.

    I wonder if their coolant additive is any good.

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