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View Poll Results: What oil do you prefer?
Pennzoil 4 15.38%
Quaker State 5 19.23%
Havoline 4 15.38%
Mobil ! 13 50.00%
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:05 PM   #21
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Mobil 1 is the only oil i will use now, i used to use castrol gtx, but my motor has about 47,000klm on it now, (gm new motor) and i heard of a comercial on the radio, they said they put a motor through 1 million klm, running only mobil, and tore the engine down, and discovered minimal wear. either way, if the lab test are exagerated, i still am only going to put mobil 1 10 30 with super syn in my motor. it cost me 9.99 for castrol, and 28.99 for mobil 1, but the way i look at it, oil is cheap, my motor was expensive! i use fram filters as well, they are great, they are coated on the botom with a grip type substance,so you never need a oil filter tool. anyhow thats my 2 cents
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I love autozone!

I am impressed they accually used a 3800 engine for their pics.
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I use Quaker State just because it is good and it is cheap. I change my oil to often to bother with higher priced oils.
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10w-40. We use a local brand, Archer. We get it cheap cuz my dad is a dealer and its aircraft-grade oil. All our cars love the stuff.
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Ive always used Quaker state 10w30 regular due to the fact my original 3.8 with 140,000 miles would problally start to leak with a full sythentic oil. I put AMS 10w30 Synthetic in my 86 Buick Park Avenue once, it leaked all out in 2 weeks i was not at all impressed. My park ave also had 407,000 miles on the clock... My bonneville as of now has no leakes at all of any fluid i want to keep it that way, I change the quaker state 10w30 every 2500-3000 miles and its never black, if it ever got that way i would change it ASAP. But that would never happen cos i check it all the time.
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I love autozone!

I am impressed they accually used a 3800 engine for their pics.
The reason for the 3800 pics is because that'* "My AutoZone", specific to my car. I signed up to the site, and they have tons of good info for members...

Must be a huge database they keep there!
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Mobil 1 10W-30 and AC filter.
I have used synthetic oil for almost 20 years on EVERYTHING- my car, my truck, my wife'* car, even my lawn mower! The 14 year old mower engine has worn out 2 mower decks and still starts on the first pull EVERY time!

KGB: There is no excuse for not changing ones own oil. I'll be 45 in December and have never, ever, let anyone else change my oil!
Paying for an oil change is not only expensive, but you also never know if the shop will let some half-wit do the job and mess something up. Also, when you do it yourself you KNOW that the correct oil is being installed.
An oil change is a simple and easy job on a Bonneville. The above posts explaining the procedure will help.
Good luck, have fun, and please don't let such a thing intimidate you....
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You might also want to pre-load your new oil filter with clean oil before replacing. This allows clean oil to get to moving parts alot quicker after a long drain. Every little bit of oil in a timely manner helps when it comes to reduction of metal to metal wear. I have often wondered why autos don't have a pre-start cranking proceedure like aircraft to get oil pressure up and flowing before turning on the ignition.
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