What kind of oil?

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Curky, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Curky

    Curky Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I’m sure this question has been asked and asked again. For you guys that know me, you know I’m pretty new to trucks. In all my cars I have used different oil depending on what I was driving and if I was leasing or not. I have 08 WT, V6. It is an everyday driver minimum 40miles a day.:gasp: I am at 38,000 miles. With all that said:
    What oil should I use? (Brand and synthetic or what)
  2. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Can't go wrong with a good synthetic such as Mobil 1 or Castroil. As for weight, check your owners manual as it should be in there. If not, I always put 10W-30 in my V6 but it was from a totally different decade :lol:
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    BASSIST Rockstar 100 Posts

    I use Valvoline 5w30
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  4. ntbush83

    ntbush83 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    If I had unlimited moneys I'd always run royal purple but every other oil change I take it in to get a full service and everything checked out and they use penzoil synthetic so thats what I've been using!
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  5. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I used penzoil platinum, royal purple, valvoline synpower, and mobile 1 full synthetic. I like mobile 1 for the price (good quality) but the best performance and mileage I had was with royal purple.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
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  6. Curky

    Curky Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Tha nk You everyone. I love it here... you can get anything answered
  7. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    I use Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic 5W-30 in about everything i have
  8. Lerch98

    Lerch98 Member

    Valvoline 5W30 (conventional oil) premium every 3000 with a Delco oil filter. Motors last for ever.

    In fact I use all Valvoline lubrication products. They have worked for me and Valvoline is one of two things that my dad and I agree on.

    Most premium oils are just fine. Make sure that you use the correct weight (5w-30) as prescribed.
    Stay away from pennzoil conventional unless you want a motor that is all gummed up
    It is recommended to stay with the same brand of oil. Each manufacturer has a difference in additives (detergents and viscosity modifiers). Pick a brand and stick with it.
    I have not been a fan of synthetics. They are great and expensive. If you are running the engine in an extreme duty (racing, extreme heat, excessive load) then a synthetic is warranted, other wise you're spending extra cash.
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  9. ChevyBoy2009

    ChevyBoy2009 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    id never go back to conventional oil again...JUNK IMO:no:
  10. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    In order of preference... Royal Purple and Valvoline. :)

    ---------- Post added at 08:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:04 PM ----------

    In order of preference... Royal Purple and Valvoline... :)

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