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Old 12-02-2008, 01:35 AM   #1
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I have a '97 Bonneville SE with 178,000 miles on it. Im about to do an oil change and was wondering what you guys think would be the best oil. Do you run high mileage oil, synthetic, a blend of it, or just natural oil?
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mobil one regular oil thats the best from my dad and all my friends opinion and they are a bunch of muscle car guys and my dad works for year-one. synthetic is best for the south.
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I run Mobil 1 synthetic. 5w30
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Overall, regular oil will be fine. Some choose semi synthetic and others full synthetic. It really comes down to your choice and price range.
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Alot of people have the misconception that synthetics are far superior to dino juice. Lab figures show they have a very slight edge out of the can, but their only real advantage is life.
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thanks for the input everybody. ill probably go with synthetic or synthetic blend.
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For cost of synthetic vs. changing dino oi every 3 k, I think it'* cheaper to go full synthetic anyway. I use whatever name brand syn is on sale at WallyWorld and let the oil monitor tell me when to change it.
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how many quarts of oil will it take? im goin to buy oil, filter, fuel filter, plug wires, and plugs on friday. doin a tune up finally
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4.5 with a filter
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i always have used 10w30 valvoline in my 97 bonneville and use nothing but ac delco oil filters have 101k miles on it purrs like a kitten
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