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#1710850 - 12/17/09 01:25 PM Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3
robertway Offline


Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 14
Loc: New Jersey
Looking for a recommendation for my LS3 Camaro, was planning on just staying with Mobile 1 like it came from the factory and probably Purolator PureOne filters

1. What kind of vehicle you have?
2010 Camaro 2SS LS3

2. What your owner's manual says -- not just viscosity, but certifications (look for acronyms like API SM, ILSAC GF-4, etc.) and change intervals as well?
Manual says oil must meet GM Standard GM4718M, 5W-30, comes from the factory with Mobile 1 Synthetic, interval is based on the Oil Life Monitor, I already changed the oil once after about 1100 miles after breaking it in pretty hard and had planned on changing it again after another 5000 and sending a sample to Blackstone labs for an analysis and then adjust based on that.

3. Where you live?
Central New Jersey

4. How you drive (easy? hard? fast? slow?)?
All of the above actually, a lot of cruising on the highway but also a lot of hard accelerations whenever I get the opportunity :-)

5. What your daily drive is like (short trips? long trips? city? highway?)?
The majority of my mileage is on the Interstate cruising at 75 or so around 1800 rpms but also do some local around town driving (stop and go) but that is maybe 5% of the miles I put on the car, everything else is on the highway

6. Whether your car has any known problems?
Nope....

Thanks in advance for any assistance...

(edited the original post, listed 5w20 but it is actually 5w30 from the factory and what I added at the first change)


Edited by robertway (12/17/09 01:36 PM)

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#1710862 - 12/17/09 01:34 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: robertway]
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
The regular Mobil 1 5W-20 would be fine, however I'm really liking the Mobil 1 5W-20EP in my cars. Another good over the counter 5W-20 would be Pennzoil Platinum.

welcome to BITOG

Nice car.

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#1710863 - 12/17/09 01:35 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: robertway]
94supraonchrome Offline


Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 318
Loc: Kentucky
you mean Mobil 1, right?
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#1710867 - 12/17/09 01:37 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: 94supraonchrome]
94supraonchrome Offline


Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 318
Loc: Kentucky
The EP is a fine oil, I'm using the 10W30 in my Supra...
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#1710870 - 12/17/09 01:39 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: 94supraonchrome]
robertway Offline


Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 14
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: 94supraonchrome
you mean Mobil 1, right?


Yes... Mobil 1

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#1710884 - 12/17/09 01:53 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: robertway]
d00df00d Online   content


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 9217
Loc: PA
welcome to BITOG!

Seems like your oil temps will be well inside the normal range, so 5w-30 should be fine.

I think Mobil 1 is a slam-dunk, honestly. There are alternatives, like Pennzoil Platinum, but your engine was designed with Mobil 1 in mind so I don't think you stand to gain much by switching.

Mobil 1 5w-30 is one of the best oils on the shelf, anyway.
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#1710938 - 12/17/09 02:37 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: d00df00d]
LS2JSTS Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Posts: 3844
Loc: Motor City..What's Left
I know you are still under warranty, and sticking with the 5w30 oils is probable a good idea for the time being. But I prefer the M1 0w40 or GC 0w30 for my LS2. It seems to like a heavy 30 weight oil.

Welcome to the Forum and CONGRATS on a nice new ride. What color did you get?



Edited by LS2JSTS (12/17/09 02:39 PM)

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#1710953 - 12/17/09 02:51 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: LS2JSTS]
02zx9r Offline


Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 3205
Loc: Ball, LA
Mobil 1 will be just fine.

Me personally I would skip the first UOA, as things settle down after you get some miles on it then UOA will help establish a baseline number to stick with if you stick with the same oil/filter combo.

Of course you are free to do what you wish obviously...
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#1710978 - 12/17/09 03:31 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: robertway]
gtoracer Offline


Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 142
Loc: St.Peters, Mo
1 08 Vette
2 same as urs
3 Stl,Mo
4 it's a Vette
5 Retired, no daily drive:-), mine does sit for a couple of weeks sometime.
6 none.
7 I am running Redline 5w-30, Napa Gold filter, just turned over 15k miles, No Problems.
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#1710982 - 12/17/09 03:34 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: Johnny]
coffee Offline


Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 1116
Loc: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Originally Posted By: Johnny
The regular Mobil 1 5W-20 would be fine, however I'm really liking the Mobil 1 5W-20EP in my cars. Another good over the counter 5W-20 would be Pennzoil Platinum.

welcome to BITOG

Nice car.



You meant Mobil 1 5w30...right?
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#1711008 - 12/17/09 04:03 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: coffee]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 8581
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
The M1 High mileage 10w-30 would be a better choice for summer use. Its a real synthetic with GF3 mid saps adds.
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#1711024 - 12/17/09 04:14 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: ARCOgraphite]
coffee Offline


Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 1116
Loc: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
The M1 High mileage 10w-30 would be a better choice for summer use. Its a real synthetic with GF3 mid saps adds.


This oil does not have the GM4718 spec.
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#1711036 - 12/17/09 04:37 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: coffee]
Ben99GT Offline


Registered: 02/25/05
Posts: 4303
Loc: MS
Neither does M1 0W-40, but you can bet your bottom it will outperform M1 5W/0W-30 in every respect save for fuel economy.
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#1711039 - 12/17/09 04:47 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: Ben99GT]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 9841
Loc: Illinois
Use what GM says to use. Warranaty conderations.
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#1711049 - 12/17/09 04:59 PM Re: Oil Recommendation for 2010 Camaro SS LS3 [Re: tig1]
Gunatics_Adler Offline


Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 268
Loc: Iowa, USA
Do what government motors wants while its under warranty. Mobil 1, Castrol Syntec, Pennzoil Platinum, and just about any other name brand 5w30 that meets your GM spec will work fine.
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