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Old 06-04-2020, 12:01 PM   #1
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Engine oil gurus- 5W-30 Dexos choice

Is there a reason I should chose Valvoline vs Pennzoil?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvoline...Quart/15125782

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-...uart/139680614

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-...uart/495194903

Then there's Castrol as well

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-E...uarts/34039135
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-E...rts/111745126O

On the cheap end, Walmart Super Tech 5W-30 is Dexos as is Costco's branded oil. I've been running Valvoline 5W-30 for a while, just wondering if I've made a good choice. Thanks for any helpful advice from you oil analysis guys.
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Old 06-04-2020, 12:07 PM   #2
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I've always just gone with whatever is cheapest at the time from the bigger name brands. As long as its the proper weight and full synthetic, I personally think the differences are negligible. I wouldn't run Super Tech or the Costco brand though. But again, thats just my personal preference.
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Old 06-04-2020, 02:06 PM   #3
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I'm kind of in the same opinion. I used to be able to tell the difference in oils in my 1990 Civic SI back in 90-93. It would rev differently and sound different depending on oil brand. It seemed to like Castrol GTX the best. These engines are obviously entirely different beasts. Definitely a good deal on the Valvoline. I think I did see Mobil 1 5W-30 Dexos 1 at Walmart for $22 today.
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Old 06-04-2020, 02:40 PM   #4
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I do believe I'm gonna try the Pennzoil Euro L next change as I've read a ton of fantastic reviews on it.
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Old 06-04-2020, 03:03 PM   #5
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i use torco 5w40 sr1
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:17 AM   #6
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Has anybody tried or using this Driven racing oil 5-30wt "DI30" for street use?

They also make 0-40wt "DI40 oil".



https://drivenracingoil.com/i-304977...-capacity.html


https://drivenracingoil.com/i-304977...motor-oil.html
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Old 11-21-2020, 02:22 PM   #7
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:58 PM   #8
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Is there a reason I should chose Valvoline vs Pennzoil?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvoline...Quart/15125782

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-...uart/139680614

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-...uart/495194903

Then there's Castrol as well

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-E...uarts/34039135
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-E...rts/111745126O

On the cheap end, Walmart Super Tech 5W-30 is Dexos as is Costco's branded oil. I've been running Valvoline 5W-30 for a while, just wondering if I've made a good choice. Thanks for any helpful advice from you oil analysis guys.
Your signature says you're driving a 2020 Camaro 1SS 1LE. If you're worried about the drivetrain warranty then the Owner's Manual recommends 0W-40 dexos2 oil. If it isn't available then 5W-30 dexos1 full synthetic can be used. Either way Valvoline recently reformulated their oils and lost their dexos rating so it wouldn't be my first choice. As long as you use a recommended oil you should be fine. Be sure to keep your receipts as proof that you are changing the oil and filter. I have a friend that had a drivetrain failure and GM wouldn't authorize the warranty replacement without proof that he was performing the recommended maintenance.
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:29 PM   #9
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I have left over 5w30 Valvoline MST, but I normally have the dealer do it while under warranty. I bring my oil and filters though.
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:36 PM   #10
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I have left over 5w30 Valvoline MST, but I normally have the dealer do it while under warranty. I bring my oil and filters though.
It sounds like you have your bases covered.
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Old 11-23-2020, 11:19 PM   #11
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Used 0w40 Mobil 1 on my old c7. Ran really nice
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Old 11-24-2020, 06:36 PM   #12
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:15 PM   #13
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Wow, a name I have never heard! Diggin on it though!
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