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08-02-2009, 06:01 PM #1
oil - filter& additives preference
hi from england
just changed oil in my 96 silverado used 10/30 pensoil with fram filter
does any one have oil /filter preferance and how about oil additives --wynes---- stp ----prolong etc
08-02-2009, 06:16 PM #2
I use Valvoline Maxlife 5-30 Full Synthetic with a A/C Delco Filter,I change my oil around 4500-5000,I don't use any additives.
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08-02-2009, 06:19 PM #3
Everyone on this forum <except me> uses Seafoam. Since it's magic I'm waiting until my truck turns into a pumpkin at 100K and then I'll add the Seafoam to reset my odometer back to Zero. LMAOJim
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08-02-2009, 06:33 PM #4
Stay away from the orange box. Use WIX, or NAPA Gold, which is made by WIX. I use Valvoline MaxLife 10W-30 High Mileage Synthetic Blend. All my vehicles were purchased used with high miles. If I had a new engine, I would probably run Full Synthetic. No additives for me. I'm curious about the SeaFoam in the sump though. I'll have to do some more reading around here.When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
08-02-2009, 10:54 PM #5
Stay away from oil additives. Even a decent oil does not require additives. If you run a synthetic then definitely don't use any. Stick with a good quality oil and filter. That's it.
I agree on staying away from the orange filter too. They spend more money on marketing than building a quality part. They have a notorious rap for bad filter assembly and junk parts.
I've tried the Seafoam through fuel system. Haven't tried it in the oil as a detergent/flush yet. In general Chevy V8's are not noted for getting full of sludge.2006 Chevy Silverado, 5.3L, Z71, Extended Cab. Tow Mule.
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08-03-2009, 04:58 PM #6
ok thanks for input will change filter asap i do havea pro gauge filter is that any better than a fram seems to be same as puralator
i think it depends on what my supplier has in stock
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