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01-15-2006 12:00 AM
mountandriver I use Mobil-1 5-W30 and the first time I used it I was extremly pleased with actual noticable slight increase in power as much or more than a coil pack and wires but not as much as the ORP.At the same time I switched to a napa spinflow oil filter maybee that was part of the difference.

Ohh yea, I get slightly beter gas milage with a mobil-1 over valvoline 5-W30 probably more than enough to make up for the difference in price.....especialy when you use 93 octane
01-14-2006 09:34 AM
05zx3slowcus The main advantage to a fully synthetic oil is it's ability to maintain it's advertised viscosity under temperature extremes. That means it won't be nearly as thick as regular oil during cold starts, and flow much better and more quickly - you can tell if you have an accurate oil pressure gauge. This is very important to preventing engine wear if you make lots of short trips, and if it gets cold in the winter.
Since you autocross too, it is better because it doesn't thin out as much when it gets too hot.

Like everyone said... just use a good synthetic oil! 5w20 like it says on your oil cap ;-)
01-12-2006 11:00 PM
focusedaddiction I run mobil 1 5w30- changed every 2500 miles ( oil & filter, cause filter is only 6 bucks & you can't be too safe...especially if ya race) I like the extra protection of the synthetics when autocrossing as I spend alot of time between 3500-7200 RPM when on track!
01-12-2006 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by zx3freak
okay ill switch to synthetic but which brand and should i stay 5w-20 like in the manual. Also how often should i change it?
If you change it yourself.... I would change the oil every 2000 and oil and filter every 4000. A buddy of mine that works at a speed shop told me that was the most effective way to go. If not sooner.

If you're not a do it yourselfer change it every three, particularly if you run your car hard
01-12-2006 03:03 PM
Achilleus Amsoil fo sho.
01-11-2006 11:07 AM
sidney61199 Royal Purple, Redline and amsoil. In that order in my opinion.
01-11-2006 11:02 AM
zx3freak okay ill switch to synthetic but which brand and should i stay 5w-20 like in the manual. Also how often should i change it?
01-10-2006 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by 2004SVTAutoXer
ehhhh the comment about synthetic, if you're beating on your car at the track you should really think about investing in synthetic. that's where the advantages of the synthetic formula really come into play with thermal breakdown
True, but if you change it consistently about every 1,200 miles? I know it's better but honestly, my car runs like a swiss clock with all the attention I give it. I'm not sure if it's entirely necessary. If you do the 5k mile intervals between oil changes, definitely go all out and use synthetic. I agree with 2004SVTAutoXer there!
01-10-2006 09:07 PM
sidney61199 pspringe, use google and do the foot work your self. I said plain as day that the info was "contreversial" and to do a search on the web. Even if a dyno is off by 3hp explain how many diffrent dyno's from many diffrent sites all come up with 3hp? Also why does everyone point out "show me a dyno" when some one points out a gain? Are the odds of a dyno being over 2 to 3hp more likely than it being off negative 1 to 2hp? I mean really here cause I don't know that much about dyno's, are they ever off in the negative consitantly? As stated above, I don't know dyno's but I do know how averages work and if many dyno's say one thing take all the gains and add them up then divide that number by the amount of results you added (example: 3+4+2+1+4+5=19 19/6=3.16hp average) say what you want but let this be a reminder to all those who say "show me a dyno", do a search come up with three or more dyno results, add them up then divide the total by the number of dyno results you had and there is your average. The above formula can not be disputed, that would be the average gain.
01-10-2006 08:40 PM
2004SVTAutoXer ehhhh the comment about synthetic, if you're beating on your car at the track you should really think about investing in synthetic. that's where the advantages of the synthetic formula really come into play with thermal breakdown
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