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Old 06-05-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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What type of Oil are you using?

I'm very anal about mechanics/Service touching my vehicles as I know they don't treat them as if they were their own, which is unfortunate on $45K+ vehicles. I know I need a Dexos but I want to do it myself.

What type of high performance oil are you using? I would like to maintain the same type of oil in my vehicle from oil change #1. I'll be letting Lingenfelter upgrade my 2SS with a 600HP Maggie package late summer . This is my first high performance vehicle and I need some opinions with your vehicle experiences.

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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Mobile 1 Full Synthtic.
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Same. Mobil 1 full synthetic.
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As stated Mobil 1, which is what the car comes with. The only change will be when you are FI the grade should go up to withstand the increased pressures. I am running Mobil 1's 15w-50 grade in mine. It is one of the few oils that has a higher Zinc level for bearing protection. And as synthetic oils go it is relatively cost effective.

15W-50 Synthetic Oil | Mobil 1 15W-50
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As stated Mobil 1, which is what the car comes with. The only change will be when you are FI the grade should go up to withstand the increased pressures. I am running Mobil 1's 15w-50 grade in mine. It is one of the few oils that has a higher Zinc level for bearing protection. And as synthetic oils go it is relatively cost effective.

15W-50 Synthetic Oil | Mobil 1 15W-50
i used to run that same weight and oil in my LS1 in the summer months and loved it, not sure if i can get away with using it in my LS3 now??
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Buy whatever synthetic is on sale. Spend the extra couple of dollars on a good filter change it at 5,000 miles.
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yup K&N filters are great!
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That and pure one and M1 makes a good filter.
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I'm running Pennzoil Platinum on my car. It's been testing a little better than mobil 1, and it got the DEXOS approval.
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So mobil 1 15w50w wont hurt these engines?
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