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Old 09-02-2010, 09:43 PM   #16
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Bunk

No vendor in a court of law when your trying to sue GM for voiding your warranty for non approved GM oils can claim or prove they meet or exceed GM internal specs when they have not been tested by GM to even know what the test methods or requirements are or have letters from GM saying they passed the tests and are approved.
API is no longer the sole passing as oil also must be GM certified.

Fostering others to change oils just for your bias of oil vendors is misleading at best as it is their warranty, not yours that would be ripped up

Yes GM can test and know what oil is used and there is public cases of Corvette owners losing warranty over non approved oils and fluids

That content you post is useless as it was with old GM standards and requirements.

If it is not broke, do not F with it and Mobil I use has never been shown to cause any damage even in early C4s when it became GM engine oil standard for Corvettes.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #17
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oil leak

i was just wondering, i have a 07 z06 and recently found little dropplets of engine oil, just a tad bit not soo much. i hardly drive the car, it only has about 4700mi. never had a oil change done to it. during the past 3 years i never saw oil leaks, but just this week when i pulled out the car from the garage i found like 2-3 small drops. is this normal? and where do u think its leaking from? thanks!
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:31 PM   #18
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Where is the position of the drops relative to the car? Plumb up from there.
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This is a screen shot from my computer. The window in the middle is from my owner instructional DVD I received with my 2010 GS.

Although it may not be crystal clear, it shows a quart of the Mobil 1 5W30 Extended Performance oil sitting on the engine.



I understand everything being said/discussed, but this is my evidence if anyone at GM questions why I have been using this oil in my LS3.

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This is a screen shot from my computer. The window in the middle is from my owner instructional DVD I received with my 2010 GS.

Although it may not be crystal clear, it shows a quart of the Mobil 1 5W30 Extended Performance oil sitting on the engine.



I understand everything being said/discussed, but this is my evidence if anyone at GM questions why I have been using this oil in my LS3.

Personally would consider the printed information in the manual to be of a better reliance, thereby dismissing any controversies that may arise regarding engine related concerns.

However a picture may serve, a manual is still considered a more reliable and proper resource for information, imo.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:50 PM   #21
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When my dad first took his Vette to AZ he couldn't find Mobil-1 anywhere. I have used castrol GTX in many of my older cars with great results. I told him to check for castrol Syntec. He called the company and left a message on their customer service line. To my great surprise the next day he got a phone call from Castrol saying that Syntec didn't offer the protection of Mobil-1 or standards that GM had in place for that engine and not to use it. Blew me away.

They did mention though, that they were working on getting a new product approved and should be on the shelf with-in a year or so (at the time, several years ago). That was what is now known as Castrol Edge.

To a stand up company. I use Edge all the time in my Gto and so far, so good.
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I always have my oil changes done at the dealer where I bought the car. In Canada most GM dealers have switched to using Castrol products. I was very hesitant to switch away from Mobile 1 the last time I was in for a change. But like you I have used Castrol GTX in trucks and cars for years and have found it to be awesome. So now I am using Castrol Edge Full Synthetic (dealer installed) and it seems great!
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