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This is a discussion on Oil & lube within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ok just a quik one, i somewhat forgot what i used last time lol i know it was Mobil1 synthetic ...

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    ok just a quik one, i somewhat forgot what i used last time lol
    i know it was Mobil1 synthetic i just don't remember if i used 5w-30 or 5w-20 lol my cap doesn't tell me

    anyway also wanted to see what others were using in their motors
    im going to auto zone now to get oil change stuff and brakes + rotors and rear pinion seal + bearing

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    I used Q-state synthetic in 5-30.

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    You want to use a synthetic 10w-30, there an oil thread going on in the general discussion forum. Penzoil Platinum seems to be the best option for the price. Its supposed to be better than Mobil 1 and costs a couple of bucks less per quart. Mobil 1 is fine though but like i said get 10w-30

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    5 w 30 mobile 1 or extended performance is the best

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    5w-30 if your in a warm climate. I work at a Pennzoil shop...stick with Mobil 1.

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    Someone did a test on mobile 1 vs pennzoil platimum had them both tested and the pp held up better. Mobil 1 is fine but its no better than the 4 dollar a quart synthetics, mobil has changed there blend and it is no longer 100% synthetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfletch2000 View Post
    Someone did a test on mobile 1 vs pennzoil platimum had them both tested and the pp held up better. Mobil 1 is fine but its no better than the 4 dollar a quart synthetics, mobil has changed there blend and it is no longer 100% synthetic.
    here's another question i have if during the whole cars life i have ran regular motor oil, how can I change to synthetic? And should I?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfletch2000 View Post
    Someone did a test on mobile 1 vs pennzoil platimum had them both tested and the pp held up better. Mobil 1 is fine but its no better than the 4 dollar a quart synthetics, mobil has changed there blend and it is no longer 100% synthetic.
    yea that is true about mobile 1 its not what its used to about 2 years ago. the reg moblile one is not all fully sysnytectic like it used to be, BUT there NEW mobile one exdended perfofmabce is fully syn. mobile has isseuded a statement on this bought wont admit on the contents on the reg mobile 1. saying that they want to keep it a secreat from competoeors. but the new mobile 1 ext perf. is the one of the best if you want to pay for it...

    royal purple gave 8 hp on tv show? how many switched?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    5w-30 if your in a warm climate. I work at a Pennzoil shop...stick with Mobil 1.
    true

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    5w-30 VP racing oil is in the Trans Am right now. One more change of that to go and I will be out. And since VP changed up, I will have to go to something else.

    I refuse to spend the money for Mobil 1 anymore. Rip-off.

    Once the VP oil is gone...I will be running 10w-30 Pennzoil Platinum. My daily driver started on it this morning.
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    0-30 German Castrol. Took my LS1 oil usage from 3/4 qt per 3,000 miles to 1/8 or less in 3K miles. The stuff turns great wear numbers as well according to everyone who has had a sample sent in.

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    thanks M1 5w-30 is what i got again

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    shit ive always done 10w-30 regardless of the climate...

    synthetic blend Mobil 1 for me 7500 mi brand, still change it at 4k though...

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    I agree with Mr. Luos Mobil 1 (not the same as it use to be) is a rip-off ; I have used it since day one on my hawk and now have switched to Royal Purple 10W-30.

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    If you use mobil 1, dont be suprised if you use .5-1.0 qts per oil change interval. My car sucked that stuff down. .75 qts per change. It did better with castrol 10-30. With 0-30 I have no oil usage that is measurable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    5w-30 if your in a warm climate. I work at a Pennzoil shop...stick with Mobil 1.
    So working at a "Pennzoil Shop" makes you some kind of a tribologist does it?
    What do you base your statement on? Give me something definitive to back that up and I'll respond with definitive.

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