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Recommended oil for 2001 T/A

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fad2blk99, May 3, 2004.

  1. fad2blk99

    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    I just got this thing. It's a 2001' Trans Am Ram Air WS6 w/ 27,000 miles on it. I about to do the first oil change and I was wondering what you guys (and gals) might recommend for oil. I'm leaning toward Mobil 1 synthetic...
     
  2. pauly383

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    I like Castrol exclusively. However, seeing as how 'Vettes come new with Mobil 1 it would seem to be a good idea in your T/A though. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. t's85chevyk5

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    Ya, mobil one is one of the best oils out there. The warrenty is void on corvettes if anything else is used other than mobil one. I run it in my truck and it seems to work great. Castrol is also a good one. These two brands you can find pretty much anywhere. If you ran some thing like Ams oil or Royal Purple, you would have to go to a performance shop or order it. However, those oils are thought to be the elite. If you are going to switch to synthetic, you better do it soon. If you run conventional too long, switching to synthetic could lead to a few leaks.
     
  4. 88Silverado

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    GM recommended switching to Mobil-1 in order to help with the piston slap defect in the engines. I have been running M-1 in my 02 Firehawk but didnt notice any difference in the piston noise. There have been other recommendations for different synthetics which are suppose to help quiet the knock.
     
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    Another vote for Mobil 1. It's all I've used in my TA.
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    Not to be an ass, but why don't you post this in the Other Rides section or the NON 4x4 Forums?
     
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    Mobil 1 is really good, but I use Royal Purple in my 99 Trans Am.
     
  8. K5Jimmy

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    Mobil 1 Filter....Mobil 1 Oil....filter's more important than the oil.....full sysnthetic's are all pretty much alike... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    You guys should post up on www.fuelslut.net very sweet forum for high performance street vehicles.
     
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    Amisoil
    Mobil 1
    Castrol syntec

    in that order, depending on what you can afford
     
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    Not to be an ass, but why don't you post this in the Other Rides section or the NON 4x4 Forums?

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    Because the garage is where the mechanics hang out... and I want a mechainc's opinion. Which, by-the-way, thanks for all ya'lls input! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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