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Synthetic oil

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by raswank, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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    raswank

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    Will be going to get my first oil change maybe in Dec/Jan want to use Synthetic motor oil. I believe it takes 5 quarts. What should I go buy, and where?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    Thanks
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    X2 with a OEM filter. BTW the truck takes 5.5 qts.
    Make sure you that you keep a water bottle underneath the little spout when takeing off the oil flter. Go check you'll see what I am talking about.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    So get 6 quarts cool thank you.
     
  6. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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  8. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    i use 6 quarts of 5w30 mobile one....and if i just cant afford it i get castrol gtx highmilage
     
  9. Oct 28, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    im currently using Royal Purple but will make the switch to Mobil 1 or Castrol Edge on the next oil change
     
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  11. Oct 29, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    Just make the comparison and an "intelligent" decision for yourself...

    Amsoil 5W30
    Mobil 1 5W30

    Both are extremely good oils; almost equal in most specs...
    However, one oil will take you 10,000 miles farther between oil changes - that means less money spent on oil changes and more $$ for mods ;)
     
  12. Oct 29, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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  14. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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  15. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    After taking a class with a professor who worked for GM for 35+ years I would say do not make your first oil change the switch to synthetic. Make it the 3rd or 4th. Just my observations from reading and hearing what he has to say. Some people will disagree and with all respect they can. He mentioned as early as the 2nd but hey whatever lol.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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  17. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Sorry to hijack the thread. I have 72k on my truck and still use the regular oil the truck came with. I was told at around 30k from the dealer that there is no point in switching to synthetic at this point, and said if I was going too, I should have done right from the begining.

    Is there any truth in this? Is it still worth switching to synthetic?

    Thanks,
     
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