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Old 01-11-2006, 11:02 AM   #11
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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?

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Royal Purple, Redline and amsoil. In that order in my opinion.
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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
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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!
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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 ;-)
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Old 01-15-2006, 12:00 AM   #17
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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
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