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Old 07-26-2011, 11:05am   #1
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bilmem What oil do you use

thought we may as well talk about oil. Wouldn't be C5 gen if we didn't.


I use Valvoline 5/30 Synthetic. Don't tell the C5 engineer dude on CF. He got nasty with me one day.

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Old 07-26-2011, 2:17pm   #2
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Just plain ol' Mobile 1 here. I was going to use something fancy but price won out.

In keeping with the theme, I also use and endorse the following products.

NAPA Gold oil filter.
Amsoil trans fluid.
Valvoline dot4 brake fluid.
Valvoline pwr steering fluid.
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Old 07-26-2011, 5:37pm   #3
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I was going to use Mobile 1 but the place I have it changed uses valvoline products. It's on the list of approved oils so I reluctantly said OK.

I do use valvoline on all my others vehicles and have for years with zero issues.
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Mobile 1 Extended through a NAPA Gold filter
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Old 07-27-2011, 9:16am   #5
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Mobile 1....I would do it myself, but the dealership does it, and tops off all my other fluids for $60.00...so I let someone who has a lift work under the car...LOL
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Mobile 1....I would do it myself, but the dealership does it, and tops off all my other fluids for $60.00...so I let someone who has a lift work under the car...LOL
60 bucks? They charge me 85. I'm thinking of doing it myself though but I have to buy some new ramps.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:18pm   #7
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60 bucks? They charge me 85. I'm thinking of doing it myself though but I have to buy some new ramps.
I have a coupon book.



(In all fairness, it did go up, and last time it was like $67)
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:20pm   #8
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I've used Mobil 1 exclusively, but am seriously considering Royal Purple next time.

Wendy posted this a while ago:
https://www.thevettebarn.com/forums/c...s-article.html
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whatever the dealership puts in it
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15W-50 Mobil 1..........I like the $24.50 5-quart jug price at Wally world but more the 1,300 ppm Zinc (Zn) and 1200 ppm Phosphorus (P) content that are for the needed anti-wear protection to critical engine parts, such as piston/cylinder walls, roller cams under heavy valve spring pressure and especially those that employ a solid “flat tappet” type system.
I drive ALL my vehicles hard and they haven't let me down so the current PPM above are very high compared to the other off the shelfs/price per quart
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I've used Mobil 1 exclusively, but am seriously considering Royal Purple next time.

Wendy posted this a while ago:
https://www.thevettebarn.com/forums/c...s-article.html
I know a lot of people swear by Royal Purple.

My valvoline did extremely well but from these tests I may be switching to Royal Purple as well.
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When you read test reports from one site to another, there seems to be a big differance from one mfg, to another. whats up?, no one can come up with the same resaults. So, use what you feel good about, just chang your oil & filter.
GM says to use Mobil 5w30,
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:03am   #13
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Mobil 1 here.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:21pm   #14
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thought we may as well talk about oil. Wouldn't be C5 gen if we didn't.


I use Valvoline 5/30 Synthetic. Don't tell the C5 engineer dude on CF. He got nasty with me one day.

Let's dance
Try using KY......it's slicker than hell......
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Redline only for me
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Hey Jonathan,good to see you here buddy!
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Mobile 1....I would do it myself, but the dealership does it, and tops off all my other fluids for $60.00...so I let someone who has a lift work under the car...LOL
I buy the Mobil 1 and ACDelco filter and bring it to dealer...they change it dispose of old oil and check everything else....$16.00. Mobil 1 is much cheaper at WalMart and Costco then at dealer !
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