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




2017 Chevrolet SS - 6.2L LS3 V8
2010 Ford Ranger - 4.0L SOHC V6
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC - 3.8L SC V6

Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4508831
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Congrats on the purchase. Did you go with the 6MT?

Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4508868
09/06/17 09:45 AM
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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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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4508942
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Wet side WA
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Break in but doesn't that seem like an elevated Iron count?


2004 Corolla 125425
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4508999
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Looks normal for a GM break in


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4509041
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No worries....It's just break in metals and your vis and tbn seem ok.

Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4509691
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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.


Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4509697
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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


Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4509901
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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.

Scott


03 BMW 330Ci (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
10 Honda Element (Kendall GT1 Max 5W-30)
11 BMW 328i (Euro Castrol 0W-30)
15 Ford Focus (Redline 5W-20)
Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: planeman223] #4510193
09/07/17 04:57 PM
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lanteau Offline OP
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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.


2017 Chevrolet SS - 6.2L LS3 V8
2010 Ford Ranger - 4.0L SOHC V6
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC - 3.8L SC V6

Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4510237
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lanteau Offline OP
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Just to correct myself, I am wrong. GM says to use GM 88861800 in the TR-6060, which is re-branded Dex III.


2017 Chevrolet SS - 6.2L LS3 V8
2010 Ford Ranger - 4.0L SOHC V6
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC - 3.8L SC V6

Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4510241
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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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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: Factory fill 5w30, 1,395 Miles, 2017 Chevrolet SS [Re: lanteau] #4511407
09/09/17 09:03 AM
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NICE car! The factory fill looks fine... Enjoy your car.


John P
Wisconsin
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2006 GS 430
2006 Lexus LS 430
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