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#4508810 - 09/06/17 08:58 AM Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS
lanteau Offline


Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 82
Loc: Michigan
I just did my first oil change in my new 2017 SS. Based on advice from some of the powertrain engineering hardware engineers at work I targeted the first change to be 1,500 miles assuming it should be nearly fully broken in at that point. A 900 mile weekend trip forced me to change it a little early.

I followed the owner manual's break-in advice up to the 1000km (621 mile) mark which was no heavy acceleration, do not exceed 68 mph, vary speed regularly, limit engine braking, etc. At the 621 mile mark I started using full power/RPM range on the engine and some driving over 68 mph.

I did cut open the factory PF48 oil filter, maybe I will take pictures and post those somewhere on here too.


Code:
OIL             FF 5w30
MILES IN USE    1395     
MILES           1395   
SAMPLE TAKEN    08/24/17 

ALUMINUM        5        
CHROMIUM        1        
IRON            43       
COPPER          190       
LEAD            2       
TIN             1        
MOLYBDENUM      75       
NICKEL          1        
MANGANESE       10        
SILVER          0        
TITANIUM        0        
POTASSIUM       7       
BORON           217       
SILICON         36      
SODIUM          10       
CALCIUM         1990     
MAGNESIUM       10     
PHOSPHORUS      757      
ZINC            809     
BARIUM          1
           
ANTIFREEZE      0.0
WATER           0.0
INSOLUBLES      0.1
TBN             5.8
FLASHPOINT F   415      
SUS VIS 210F   58.1     
cSt @ 212F     9.67


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#4508831 - 09/06/17 09:09 AM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
planeman223 Offline


Registered: 07/20/17
Posts: 72
Loc: Charlotte
Congrats on the purchase. Did you go with the 6MT?

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#4508868 - 09/06/17 09:45 AM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3742
Loc: Connecticut
Not a particularly strong oil for a 30 grade oil in a performance car. Viscosity new couldn't have been over 10.0...similar to PP, QSUD. Doesn't appear to be a Castrol Edge and certainly not a Mobil 1 product. TBN probably started out around 7.0. Good to get something else in there now.
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#4508942 - 09/06/17 11:01 AM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2382
Loc: Wet side WA
Break in but doesn't that seem like an elevated Iron count?
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Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
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#4508999 - 09/06/17 12:12 PM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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Looks normal for a GM break in
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#4509041 - 09/06/17 12:47 PM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
FZ1 Offline


Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 4727
Loc: Texas
No worries....It's just break in metals and your vis and tbn seem ok.

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#4509691 - 09/07/17 07:06 AM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
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Registered: 07/07/15
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Loc: Down Under
Moly 75 ppm, Boron 217 ppm, Zinc 809 ppm, detergent is Ca at 1990 ppm

Any idea what the factory fill is ?

Congratulations on the new car.
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#4509697 - 09/07/17 07:14 AM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
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PQIA analysis of QSGB

http://www.pqiamerica.com/QuakerState.htm

TBN 7.2
Moly 117 ppm
Boron 214 ppm
Zinc 791 ppm
Ca 2021 ppm
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#4509901 - 09/07/17 11:53 AM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
SLO_Town Offline


Registered: 03/03/11
Posts: 634
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OP, nice car! You did the right thing changing the FF early. If you have a manual trans, do that ASAP too. When changing the manual trans on my new BMWs I was SHOCKED how much metal drained out. Left in there this would get ground up into an abrasive metallic paste.

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#4510193 - 09/07/17 04:57 PM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: planeman223]
lanteau Offline


Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 82
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: planeman223
Congrats on the purchase. Did you go with the 6MT?


Thanks everyone! Yes, of course it is the 6MT smile

I hadn't much considered changing the MT fluid so soon, I will have to think about it. I know a few Tremec engineers up here, I will consult with them. Pretty sure the FF on the trans is Dex 6.
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#4510237 - 09/07/17 05:48 PM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
lanteau Offline


Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 82
Loc: Michigan
Just to correct myself, I am wrong. GM says to use GM 88861800 in the TR-6060, which is re-branded Dex III.
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#4510241 - 09/07/17 05:52 PM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3742
Loc: Connecticut
Originally Posted By: lanteau
Originally Posted By: planeman223
Congrats on the purchase. Did you go with the 6MT?


Thanks everyone! Yes, of course it is the 6MT smile

I hadn't much considered changing the MT fluid so soon, I will have to think about it. I know a few Tremec engineers up here, I will consult with them. Pretty sure the FF on the trans is Dex 6.



I think Tremec recommends ATF DEX 3, just like they have for most of their factory supplied manual transmissions of the past 30 yrs. Amsoil ATF seems to get a lot of support. I could see some going up a bit to a synchromesh viscosity. But, I wouldn't want to drop to the low viscosity of a Dex 6.

Link to one discussion
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#4511407 - 09/09/17 09:03 AM Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau]
Boss302fan Offline


Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 2390
Loc: Oconomowoc Wi
NICE car! The factory fill looks fine... Enjoy your car.
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