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    Cool Which oil seems to stand out?

    Getting my car out of storage soon. There are some new synthetics out now and I was just wondering which is the oil of choice. I use Mobil 1 5w20 or 30, can't even remember, and just curious if there's something better now. Only put about 2k miles/yr if that matters.

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    Check out the "Oil??????????" thread under the Firebird/WS6 tab.

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    screw that^^^



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    i dont care what comes out new i will ONLY use Mobil 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH 99 WS6 View Post
    Getting my car out of storage soon. There are some new synthetics out now and I was just wondering which is the oil of choice. I use Mobil 1 5w20 or 30, can't even remember, and just curious if there's something better now. Only put about 2k miles/yr if that matters.
    I've mentioned this a few times but check with "Sarge" his thread "oil junkie" is full of data to read about oils. He has actual test data on various types. He's got like 25 years in studying oils and testing. In my oppy he's the best there is on hard data.
    Last edited by Smittro; 03-31-2009 at 03:46 PM.

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    Lots of oils out there better than Mobil 1. German Castrol, Castrol "new edge", Penzoil Platinum. These are just the off the shelf ones...

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    Penzoil Platinum was the one that I was curious about. Thanks for all the advice. Got some research to do.

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    Pennzoil Platinum is better than Mobile 1? whoa where have I been....last I heard(havent really done much research on oil in months) pennzoil was akin to quaker state which oxidized easier and broke down faster. interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1fan74 View Post
    Pennzoil Platinum is better than Mobile 1? whoa where have I been....last I heard(havent really done much research on oil in months) pennzoil was akin to quaker state which oxidized easier and broke down faster. interesting
    Hey Sarge, we gotta non believer here! LOL Last time I mentioned Pennzoil I got my ass handed to me!LOL Took me a week to get my foot out of my mouth.LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1fan74 View Post
    Pennzoil Platinum is better than Mobile 1?
    Yes it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Yes it is.

    Thats kinda funny....took my car for its first oil change (didnt wanna do it myself just yet) and asked for mobil 1...turns out they were out of stock and he goes, yeah we've got pennzoil platinum if you want, I'm like ughh ok i GUESS thats ok.

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    i always thought pennzoil wasnt that good of a brand up until reading the oil junkie forum. Now that is what ive been using is pennzoil platinum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amsoil, Inc.
    The Thin Film Oxygen Uptake Test (TFOUT) is used to evaluate engine oilís ability to resist heat and oxygen breakdown when contaminated with oxidized/nitrated fuel, water, and soluble metals such as lead, copper, iron, manganese and silicon. This test is designed to mimic the operating conditions of a gasoline engine.

    AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil has superior heat and oxidation resistance to control sludge deposits and extend oil life. Engines stay clean for maximum protection and oil changes are reduced, saving time and money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLP00blueSS View Post
    i dont care what comes out new i will ONLY use Mobil 1
    Mobil 1 has reportedly failed the ASTM Test Sequence IVA, which is part of the API-ILSAC testing protocol. Until Mobil 1 addressed this claim, Iíd be a little hesitant of putting it in my car.

    See also, Valvoline SynPower officially kicks Mobil 1s A$$

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    So if I go with Amsoil or whatever, should I stick with the 5w20 or go to 10w30?

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    why are you using a 20 weight to begin with?

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    Guessed wrong. Went out and checked, 5w30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH 99 WS6 View Post
    Guessed wrong. Went out and checked, 5w30.
    This is what my information shows for your car:

    1999 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 5.7L 8-cyl Engine Code [G]

    SAE 5W-30 is preferred.

    All Temps......5W-30



    100% Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil (ASL) - link

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    Amsoil 0-30 is going in my Trans Am next change.


    Daily driver (2001 Grand Am GT with 100K miles) gets 10w-30 Pennzoil Platinum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Amsoil 0-30 is going in my Trans Am next change.


    Daily driver (2001 Grand Am GT with 100K miles) gets 10w-30 Pennzoil Platinum.
    What! You mean you've had that case of SSO all this time and haven't put it in your car yet... Man... You're killing me Luos.


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