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Oil change! what oil do I need?

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    Oil change! what oil do I need?

    hey guys I'm getting my oil done today and I was wondering if I should use a thicker oil bc I'm hearing some noise in the engine, so what's the rating I need to get? I'm currently running 10w-30fully syn. but used to run 15w-30fully syn. was this bad? was it a lil thicker and since i was running i should keep it? the guy at pepboys told me to run it, that it was for performance cars. so I listened cuz I don't know any better and figured he knew what he was tlkn about.

    sry wrong thread I just noticed, but still can someone help me.

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    mobil 5w-30 turns into water.. Avoid it. Any 5w-30 should be fine. My 5.3 is silent as ls motors go with rotella 10w-30 synthetic (it's cheap)

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    ^^^^ ok, good thank you. Cuz I'm just throwing oil in there, so when spring comes I'm getting motor work done. that's when I'll worry about putting the good shitt in. Prolly Amsoil.

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    I never heard of our have seen a 15-30 oil from any manufacturer. Use a 10-30 or 5-30. They "myth" of using a higher viscosity oil to quieten a motor is just that. A myth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I never heard of our have seen a 15-30 oil from any manufacturer. Use a 10-30 or 5-30. They "myth" of using a higher viscosity oil to quieten a motor is just that. A myth.
    thx Sarge as always & for the 15w-30 Mobile 1 makes it.


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    My Google button is smoking and I cannot find dick on any Mobil1 15-30.
    Is it a motorcycle oil? Help an old man out.

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    Maybe 15w-40 delvac
    Thicker low temp rating would probably make noise worse

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    In the cold climate weather you live in I would use 5W30 in the winter, and 10W30 in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    My Google button is smoking and I cannot find dick on any Mobil1 15-30.
    Is it a motorcycle oil? Help an old man out.
    oh shit, sry Sarge your right 15w-50 that's it. lol I'm sooo sry guys I thought it was 15w-30. I even went to autozone to check it on my way back from the oil change. sry guys


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    I'm switching to Penzoil Platinum and Fram Extended Guard filter on my next oil change. I read good things about Penzoil and Fram Extended Guard from Sarge. So I'm going for it and I will save money on the process. I currently run 10-30w on my 98 with 108K. I wish Penzoil made a high mileage synthetic oil. But I change my oil and filter every 5k anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eganslp View Post
    oh shit, sry Sarge your right 15w-50 that's it. lol I'm sooo sry guys I thought it was 15w-30. I even went to autozone to check it on my way back from the oil change. sry guys


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    You peckerhead
    If your putting a 50 weight in that LSX motor I'll cut your fuzzies off.
    You had me going....I though there was a new oil out there I did not know about. LOL.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    You peckerhead
    If your putting a 50 weight in that LSX motor I'll cut your fuzzies off.
    You had me going....I though there was a new oil out there I did not know about. LOL.....
    I was for a while. Probably just under the first year that I had the car. It was what the guy at pepboys or autozone's fault. He suggested to me to use that grade of oil. I didn't know the difference. Could have I messed something up?


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    you are better off not to ask anybody at autozone or pepboys nothing!!! or listen to anything they say!!!

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    Yeah you listen to the people in this site! They know what they are talking about.

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    I just put Mobil1 5w-30 in mine a few days ago. I tend to switch between Mobil1 and Castrol Syntec.


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