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    Default 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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by uk mac View Post
    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
    I use Napa Gold made by Wix. Fram also has several grades of filters. The cheap orange ones are for 3000 mile oil changes. If I had to use a Fram, which I have many times in the past, I get the better model Fram. Fram also makes a racing filter which is a high flow filter with a thicker metal can.
    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. LMAO
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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