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Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only #4801797
06/30/18 07:58 PM
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I really am partial to shell products( My Dad had 3 shell stations back in the 70's and 80's)and want to change my oil back to a sopus brand. I have been using redline 5w30 and it did quiet the engine down initially until i heard some pretty loud tapping and pulled the rocker trunnions apart and noticed petty bad wear and replaced the caged roller bearings with bronze bushings and it is much quieter now. 2008 z06 basically stock with headers and no cats. so i dont have to worry about hurtng them with the wrong oil. I deleted my oil cooler and my oil temps reach temp pretty quickly and run real close to my coolant temps (200-210) Thanks alot for any input.

Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: 08z06] #4801802
06/30/18 08:02 PM
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Can never go wrong with Pennzoil Ultra Plat. But I'm sure the regular Pennzoil Plat. will work just fine too.


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: 08z06] #4801808
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Kansas @ CZ factory
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Pennzoil Platinum


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: 08z06] #4801813
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How about some Brotella T6?


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: 08z06] #4801815
06/30/18 08:14 PM
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Rotella T6 5w40

I would like to see pictures of worn stock trunnion rollers/races. Don't see that very often as the usual mode of failure is them coming apart & dropping the rollers.

My L92 has a Smith Brothers bronze trunnion kit, Just for piece of mind.


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: Throt] #4801825
06/30/18 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: Throt
Can never go wrong with Pennzoil Ultra Plat. But I'm sure the regular Pennzoil Plat. will work just fine too.


+1


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: 08z06] #4801827
06/30/18 08:25 PM
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You just missed the PP rebate sale. Napa had it for $4.99/qt but with a $23/qt rebate, making it only $2.99/qt

Walmart has PP Euro L, PP Euro 0w40, and you can order PUP online site-to-store.

Why on earth would you delete the oil cooler? oilburner

Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: 08z06] #4801837
06/30/18 08:33 PM
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My Montero sheared PUP 10W30 and I had high Fe & Al wear. For whatever that is worth. Every engine/driver is different. Rotella T6 is in my stock/list.


Respectfully,

Pajero!


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: 08z06] #4801843
06/30/18 08:38 PM
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You mean Saudi Aramco


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4801847
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my oil took forever to get hot.in 08 it was a stand alone cooler in 09 they went to radiator cooled oil cooler.

Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: 08z06] #4801857
06/30/18 08:49 PM
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Pennzoil Platinum Euro L. Same as Euro Shell Helix Ultra, great stuff. Check out this price!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-Plat...13=&veh=sem


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: Trav] #4801995
07/01/18 04:20 AM
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Nice find there Trav! Buy $35 of product at Wally's and get free two-day shipping to nearby store.


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: Trav] #4802012
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Pennzoil Platinum Euro L. Same as Euro Shell Helix Ultra, great stuff. Check out this price!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-Plat...13=&veh=sem


I agree, that LS7 will love having a dexos2 oil, which means the HTHS is 3.5 or higher.


2018 Corvette, 9k, M1 ESP Formula 5w30 & NAPA Gold
2006 Civic EX Coupe, 148k, PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive,110k, GC 0w40 & Fram Ultra

Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: Patman] #4802046
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Originally Posted By: Patman
Originally Posted By: Trav
Pennzoil Platinum Euro L. Same as Euro Shell Helix Ultra, great stuff. Check out this price!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-Plat...13=&veh=sem


I agree, that LS7 will love having a dexos2 oil, which means the HTHS is 3.5 or higher.


The Platinum Euro L 5W30 is indeed a stout (HTHS) oil but, with low SAPS/TBN, not one I would consider for extended OCIs. See SubieRubyRoo's VOA below...

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4600620/1


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Re: Oil for 2008 Z06 sopus brand only [Re: Pajero] #4802051
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Texas & Global
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Originally Posted By: Pajero
My Montero sheared PUP 10W30 and I had high Fe & Al wear. For whatever that is worth. Every engine/driver is different. Rotella T6 is in my stock/list.


Respectfully,

Pajero!


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