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2002 Trans-Am #5448163 06/07/20 08:33 AM
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Hey everyone!

I have a 2002 Trans Am
LS1 - Air Lid, headers, tune.
210,000km (130,000mi)

Currently running Castrol Edge FTT 10w30

Cars used April to oct in Canada so warmer weather the old colder morning start in spring and fall as a nice weather toy not daily use.

Would anyone suggest any different grade or oil type,

I always use a AC Delco OEM filter.

Motor is currently quite clean inside [img]http://[/img] [Linked Image]


2017 Civic Sport Touring Hatch - 1.5T/6MT - Castrol Edge FTT 0w20
2002 Trans-Am WS6 - LS1/T56 - Castrol Edge FTT 10w30
Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448169 06/07/20 08:41 AM
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No.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
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10w30 Rotella T5

Nice ride. ๐Ÿ‘

Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448176 06/07/20 08:51 AM
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No need to do anything different. Nice car


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Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448179 06/07/20 08:55 AM
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Keep on using Edge 10W30. Excellent oil!!


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
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Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448186 06/07/20 09:00 AM
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What you are doing is just fine. Keep doing what you are doing.


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Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448189 06/07/20 09:02 AM
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That engine belongs in a jewelry store window. It's beautiful.

Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448190 06/07/20 09:02 AM
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Doing fine.

But, why did you have the intake off?


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Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448210 06/07/20 09:19 AM
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Thanks all!

Fixing an oil leak from the valley cover gasket.

[Linked Image]


2017 Civic Sport Touring Hatch - 1.5T/6MT - Castrol Edge FTT 0w20
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Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448214 06/07/20 09:23 AM
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Very nice car! I had a 98 Firebird Formula that I factory ordered new, it was a great car (ran a best quarter mile of 12.68 at 110 with just a few simple mods) I wish I had kept that car longer, it was one of my favorites.


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Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448215 06/07/20 09:23 AM
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That isGood looking machine. It is a Blackbird !

I don't like this year Camaro for the ride and drive - but I never drove a Poncho. So I might me missing something.

Plus I'm old and stuck in the early 60's stuff smile

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2019 VW Jetta S 6MT OCI#2 7378mi-MOTUL Specific VW508.00+VW Service Filter; '17 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#9 70254mi-Rotella
Gas Truck 5W20 + Fram Ultra 7317 Filter
Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: blackbirdws611] #5448268 06/07/20 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by blackbirdws611
Thanks all!

Fixing an oil leak from the valley cover gasket.

[Linked Image]


Beautiful car! It's a shame they stopped making them.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage 10W30

Re: 2002 Trans-Am [Re: aquariuscsm] #5448287 06/07/20 11:47 AM
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Only thing i would change is the filter, Wix/NAPA. cheers

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I was debating on changing to WIX / Napa Gold and likely will.

Last question,

I change the oil in sept/oct before I Park her in my garage for the winter so itโ€™s fresh to sit then good for the next year. Maybe gets 5-6000 KM of driving in the season and techancially a year of being in the motor (only half being driven)

Any suggestions here?


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2002 Trans-Am WS6 - LS1/T56 - Castrol Edge FTT 10w30
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oooo nice car smile

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