Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 24

What Royal Purple Oil in my 2000 Z28

This is a discussion on What Royal Purple Oil in my 2000 Z28 within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; What royal purple oil shuld I sure in my 2000 Z28. Mods is my sig I was thinking XPR 5W30 ...

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Houston,Texas
    Age
    36
    Posts
    149

    white
    2000 Camaro Z28

    What Royal Purple Oil in my 2000 Z28

    What royal purple oil shuld I sure in my 2000 Z28. Mods is my sig

    I was thinking XPR 5W30


    Thanks, Jason
    MTI Clear Lid (Free Ram Air Mod Raised Air box) Larger MAF Ends,K&N Filter, SS Exhasut with cut out, rear Lower control arms,smooth bellows,12.894@107.10MPH Dynoed 316 HP (Before RLCA and smooth bellows) 8.3.12 @86.86 1/8th mile 121,000 miles

  2. #2
    Member SSpdDmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Farmington, MI
    Age
    36
    Posts
    332

    SOM
    '01 Camaro SS

    You should run 10w30 down in TX. 5w30 is really for people in colder climates.

    Personally though, RP is overpriced. If you want a good oil, get some Castrol Syntec...comes in a black bottle.

  3. #3
    JEB
    JEB is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    203

    Black
    2000 Camaro SS

    The manual says 5W-30, period. Have you thought of using Amsoil?

  4. #4
    Senior Member Tyler_LS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Canby, Oregon
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,121

    Pewter
    1999 Camaro SS-M6 #1775

    I used RP 5W-30 in mine and it worked great
    1999 Camaro SS/ Pewter/ #1775 - LS1 6-speed - Predator 3 Custom Tune - Pro 5.0 - LS7 Clutch - 3.90's - Koni's - Strano Springs and Sway Bars - SFC's - Full UMI Chassis and Suspension - LS6 Intake PnP TB - ARH LT's and Kitty Ran Away - Magnaflow.

    12.6 at 112

    http://www.fquick.com/Tyler_LS1

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    282

    00 LS1, WS6, V8 Gremlin
    96 & 98 GTPs, 64 'Cuda

    I tend to run Mobil 1 but the Valvoline & Castrol synthetics are top notch and don't cost you as much for the same quality. Amsoil & Royal Purple are great but at the cost of a brand name.

    What did GM specify for the Corvette engines since the mid '90s? Mobil 1, and it was on the oil cap.

    If you have been running conventional oil and change you may find some some leakage over time as the gaskets adjust due to the cleaning these new oils provide but it will settle itself and your engine will thank you.

  6. #6
    Grand Imperial Wizard Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Texas Department of Corrections
    Posts
    18,123
    Retired Outlaw Sum Bitch

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crowe View Post
    I tend to run Mobil 1 but the Valvoline & Castrol synthetics are top notch and don't cost you as much for the same quality. Amsoil & Royal Purple are great but at the cost of a brand name.

    What did GM specify for the Corvette engines since the mid '90s? Mobil 1, and it was on the oil cap.

    If you have been running conventional oil and change you may find some some leakage over time as the gaskets adjust due to the cleaning these new oils provide but it will settle itself and your engine will thank you.
    GM recommends Mobil1 because Mobil1 paid big bucks for the marketing rights. Dont be confused with specifies and recommends. Your post implies GM is endorsing Mobil1 as some how superior when that is very far from the truth.

  7. #7
    Grand Imperial Wizard Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Texas Department of Corrections
    Posts
    18,123
    Retired Outlaw Sum Bitch

    Quote Originally Posted by tx77015ls1 View Post
    What royal purple oil shuld I sure in my 2000 Z28. Mods is my sig

    I was thinking XPR 5W30


    Thanks, Jason
    Perfect. Good stuff. And made right in your backyard

  8. #8
    Member SSpdDmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Farmington, MI
    Age
    36
    Posts
    332

    SOM
    '01 Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Incredible
    Here is a good link explaining a few things about viscosity and oil, with a few other links to good information: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question164.htm

    By the way, thick things (honey) have a higher viscosity, thin things (water) have a lower viscosity. Oils are measured at a representative operating temperature for purposes of comparison (40C or 100 C).

    For the first number in 5w-30, the smaller number represents the weight of the oil when cold. In this case the oil has the viscosity and flow like a 5 weight oil when cold. This is important at startup and during cold temperatures to get oil distributed quickly.

    The larger number represents how the oil will act at temperature. In this case the oil has the viscosity and flow like a 30 weight oil when hot. This is important during the normal operation of the engine, keeping a strong film of oil on moving parts.

    Folks who explore the operating limits of their engines on the high side might want to use a higher weight oil to keep that strong film of oil on moving parts. However, too thick of oil will compromise gas mileage, and too thin of oil will allow more metal to metal contact.

    Auto companies will indicate use of a thinner oil (0w-20) to meet fuel mileage requirements and to work with the closer tolerances of modern engines.

    Modern oils provide outstanding protection for engines across the spectrum of weights. On dyno day you may want to use 0w-20 to help produce a couple more horsepower, and on racetrack day you may want to use something in a 40w to provide protection at extended high temps and engine abuse.

    But for normal driving, 5w-30 or 10w-30 in a sythetic is extremely sufficient.

    My .02. Thanks for reading.
    Some more over on LS1 Tech...

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    282

    00 LS1, WS6, V8 Gremlin
    96 & 98 GTPs, 64 'Cuda

    It's all marketing but there are good oils and junk. My opinion is based upon what I've experienced. When I can pull a PCV valve after 30K miles and it's as clean as the day it was made I know something's working. When I have to pull a valve cover to change something and it's pristine under there I know something's working.

    Choose as you may but the synthetics are the way to go. Stick with the SAE weight that was recommended for your engine.

  10. #10
    Gold Member arctic T/A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Colorado Springs, Co
    Age
    33
    Posts
    21

    arctic white
    2000 trans am

    I recently changed the oil in my 00 t/a from dino to RP 5w30 with KN filter. It is my DD and does not see the track. My question is about how many miles can i run my car before my next oil change? Any comments, suggestions, and personal preferance. thanks

  11. #11
    Grand Imperial Wizard Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Texas Department of Corrections
    Posts
    18,123
    Retired Outlaw Sum Bitch

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crowe View Post
    It's all marketing but there are good oils and junk. My opinion is based upon what I've experienced. When I can pull a PCV valve after 30K miles and it's as clean as the day it was made I know something's working. When I have to pull a valve cover to change something and it's pristine under there I know something's working.

    Choose as you may but the synthetics are the way to go. Stick with the SAE weight that was recommended for your engine.
    God ....The SAE weight recommended is not for performance nor wear characteristics. It is for CAFE/fleet MPG and EPA. Todays conventional oils will go toe to toe with any "synthetics" ( by the way the ones you "recommend are conventional oil base stocks anyway) as the add packs are on par. I can run a conventional oil like Havoline....determine my proper OCI based on UOA's and pull my PCV after 100K and it will be clean as a whistle kid. Any American made V8 running more than 5K miles or 6 months OCI's need their ass kicked. Show me how any synthetic or synthetic blends will do any better. The misinformation and marketing bullshit in this string is amazing. Do your homework guys....

  12. #12
    Grand Imperial Wizard Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Texas Department of Corrections
    Posts
    18,123
    Retired Outlaw Sum Bitch

    Quote Originally Posted by arctic T/A View Post
    I recently changed the oil in my 00 t/a from dino to RP 5w30 with KN filter. It is my DD and does not see the track. My question is about how many miles can i run my car before my next oil change? Any comments, suggestions, and personal preferance. thanks
    Run it 5000 miles or 6 months. Get a UOA and that will determine your proper OCI's. Not some "experience" from some knucklehead or Internet babble.
    Get a UOA and that will cut through the shit for you man....
    http://www.blackstone-labs.com/index.html

  13. #13
    Grand Imperial Wizard Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Texas Department of Corrections
    Posts
    18,123
    Retired Outlaw Sum Bitch

    Quote Originally Posted by SSpdDmon View Post
    You should run 10w30 down in TX. 5w30 is really for people in colder climates.

    Personally though, RP is overpriced. If you want a good oil, get some Castrol Syntec...comes in a black bottle.
    You base this statement on what? The color of the bottle? God help me....
    How about UOA's/VOA's/....you may want to choose what oil is best for you by those versus the color of the fucking bottle.

  14. #14
    We'll be back... GatorSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    THE SWAMP
    Posts
    1,446

    Light Pewter Metallic
    2000 Camaro SS M6

    Spoken like a real oil master. I agree with Sarge.

  15. #15
    Yo Da Lin The Valley..... astyles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    here
    Posts
    3,693
    2001

    Sarge has done his research boys!

  16. #16
    Grand Imperial Wizard Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Texas Department of Corrections
    Posts
    18,123
    Retired Outlaw Sum Bitch

    I don't want to come off as an ass monkey here...and I ain't jumping on my Okie buddy Steve....as I re-read it ...it can be construed that way...but isn't my intention....so I'll share my thoughts on oil and try to be brief and to the point.
    There is no best oil brand.
    One weight of oil doesn't work for everybody even though we may have the exact same motor.
    Geographic conditions/Driving styles/Modifications/Specific Tunes/Mileage/and yes even the brand of gasoline you burn all play a major role ( See carbon by products in engine oil from cheap gasoline)in what brand and weight of oil you utilize.
    Todays oils both conventional and synthetic are better than we have ever had. So it is damn hard to even find an oil that isn't light years better for your motor than what we had just 10 years ago....much less the 40 weight crap we had in the 60's and 70's ( can you say sludge monster)...fricking WalMart SuperTech is better oil than top shelf oils of 1986.
    Run a 3-5K OCI with "something" and get a Used Oil Analysis from Blackstone for $20 bucks. That will cut through the crap and tell you what is best for you. If you want...go try Mobil1 5-30 and then Royal Purple 10-40....send both samples off to the lab and look at the TBN and wear numbers. Compare the two. I challenge folks to run a synthetic against a Castrol GTX conventional and compare the numbers The lab will tell you if that weight is working for you or not. As for different brands...the wear numbers will tell you....Your OCI's ( Oil Change Intervals) can also be determined by this inexpensive exercise. After 2-3 $20 Used Oil Analysis ( UOA's)...your gonna be sitting fat and happy.....with lab backup...not Internet expert bullshit. Run a good oil filter like KN/WIX/NAPA/Mobil1/Amsoil/AC Delco/Purolator....keep your air cleaner clean and in good working order.....change your differential fluid and trannie fluid once a year at the minimum. Keep your tires aired up and wash your fricking car....keep a decent wax on it.....You will enjoy many many miles of haul ass muscle car fun and don't have to "wonder" if you got the correct fluids in there doing the job.

  17. #17
    member since may 2000 nhraformula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    n/w chicago
    Age
    46
    Posts
    6,933

    black
    2000 nhra edition formula

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    GM recommends Mobil1 because Mobil1 paid big bucks for the marketing rights. Dont be confused with specifies and recommends. Your post implies GM is endorsing Mobil1 as some how superior when that is very far from the truth.
    above its totally true
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

  18. #18
    member since may 2000 nhraformula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    n/w chicago
    Age
    46
    Posts
    6,933

    black
    2000 nhra edition formula

    i use conventional oil and have never had a problem.
    if a person wants to overpay just because a good marketing program behind mobil one and such, go for it.

  19. #19
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    28
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    when it comes to oil i listen to teh sarge.

  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    282

    00 LS1, WS6, V8 Gremlin
    96 & 98 GTPs, 64 'Cuda

    Some years back there was a study on Mobil 1 which, if I recall, proved it wasn't synthetic at all but a very highly selectively refined conventional oil with advanced detergents. I have a feeling a lot of the synthetics are this way ever since the government changed the way the word "synthetic" could be used.

    Busy day today, but if anyone got a nre PC for Christmas and loves to research see what you can find out.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •