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  • Synthetic

    424 87.06%
  • Dino

    40 8.21%
  • Blended dino/synthetic off the shelf

    17 3.49%
  • I mix my own

    6 1.23%
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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; Great input! I am going to start doing that....

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    Great input! I am going to start doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf37 View Post
    When I change my oil I like to leave the drain plug open all night. The theory being getting the last drop of the old oil out.
    Good/Bad idea?
    That's fine. I always have some el cheapo oil on hand to flush any residual crap out....but I drain all night long some times. As for the moisture...your engine will draw more moisture through the exhaust than anywhere else

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    Sarge is right on about the moisture. Why do you think you sometimes see steam coming out your tail pipes for a while after start-up, especially in cooler weather?

    If anyone is worried about moisture, then plug your tail pipes after each use. Just remember to take 'em out before your next use.

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    SUcks here in Southeast texas area, weather is crazy....winters can be like 25-50F and summers from 85-105 (7-8 months of the year hehe)...i just run 10-30 most year and 5-30 when it gets colder....

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    10-XX is golden down to well below 0f. I run 10-30 year round. You are gaining nothing by switching to 5w.

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    Sarge.. im slowly building the list of all the crap i need to get. On the hottest of hot days my oil pressure gets down to 25-30psi at idle. On the coldest of days its around 65 at idle.

    what the crap does this mean... other than with 154k on the clock a lq9 is looming over my head...

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    That is normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    10-XX is golden down to well below 0f. I run 10-30 year round. You are gaining nothing by switching to 5w.
    What brand/variety are you using now? Amsoil S2000? Penzoil Platinum? VP Racing? Or have you gone back to experimenting with 'soup' recipes?

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    Schaeffers Series 7000 10-30.

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    Schaeffers in Oprah, eh? Good stuff, but not recognized as much as they should be... seems like they have a solid, almost cult-like following.

    In your opinion, where does Schaeffers rate compared to Amsoil S2000, Penzoil Platinum & VP Racing?

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    Well different motors will produce various "best" oils. Shaeffers has returned the best UOA's and performance out of all you mention above in my specific motor/setup/tune/mods/

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    Right on. It's interesting how the "best" is not universal; it all depends on each specific application/motor/mods/tune, etc. To me, that's part of the fun--finding the "best" for each specific application of anything. In my 'tinkering' hobby with internal combustion engines throughout my years, I've tried quite a few various oil 'recipes' when time permits, but I'm sure it's only a small fraction compared to your testing experience. So, that's why I continue to ask your opinion on these things.

    By the way, how often do you do UOA? Every oil change? Same for all your vehicles, or more often with Oprah?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I do UOA's twice a year on all the cars.

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    the best oil for me would be what? i use 10w 30 mobile 1. thats what has been in the car since day one. should i change or just stay the same. the car has mods done with 65,000 mi. thanks.

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    Hey if it is working for you fine...this thread is more about learning what to do/learn to find out if your getting your monies worth out of your oil, protecting your motor...not necessarily what is the best oil.....Mobil1 is good oil....overpriced for what it is....middle of the road UOA's....nothing spectacular...but good....

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    thanks. so the best for the money? and would change hurt.

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    Change of oil brands/conventional to synthetic/synthetic to conventional at any time regardless of past uses or mileage causes no negatives at all.
    UOA's reflect the "best" LSX motor wear/performance comes from Pennzoil Platinum or Amsoil. We stay on top of things so if that changes ( and it will) then we'll know and post up the data reflecting the changes.

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    nice thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Been studying and learning on engine oil for over 25 years now....
    as we are starting the board again thought I'd solicit a lil poll
    There are some folks out there that still think 0-30 is lighter than 5-30
    A synthetic from base stock like Mobil 1, or a real synthetic group 4 and 5, like Redline or Royal Purple?

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    Well many would debate with you on your comments about Mobil1 and RP being PAO.
    My comments have nothing to do with PAO versus Conventional cracked base stock but with VI's.

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