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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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What Type of Motor Oil Are You Using?

hey people, i was just wondering what type of engine oil are you using? including the brand and what type of engine your cobalt has also at what oil life percent do you guys normally change it at?... just out of curiosity cause i have a 2.2L always use synthetic and change around 30% cause to me 70% so called dirty according to the monitor seems a bit much loll but i just wanted to know what everyone else uses/does thanks

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oh sorry also include where you live and how the climate is! becuase i dont know if this is true or not but i herd if you live in a hot climate you can use thicker grade oil???? vr living in a colder climate you should use a thinner oil ... i dont know even know if its a myth loll.. so ill leave it upto you guys loll
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Valvaline full synthetic 5W-30 @ 20%. About every 10000Kms.

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2.0L Mobil 1 5w-30 synthetic change every 5-7k miles
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^ I do every 4k. I've noticed I start to lose performance after that... also a wix filter, Fram is trash, seen them as comparisons at auto shows you esentially pay for the grip crap and a piece of $h*t filter.
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Damn!!! I use fram filters! :/ good to know tho time to switch to a better one...
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Mobil 1 5W-30 Full Synthetic, AC Delco filter. Usually change around 8k miles.

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Damn!!! I use fram filters! :/ good to know tho time to switch to a better one...
I use FRAM and never had a deteriorated cartridge yet. But I change my filter regularly. So I wouldn't worry about it. I don't know where he gets that painted grip or what engine he has in his Cobalt.

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^ also a wix filter, Fram is trash, seen them as comparisons at auto shows you esentially pay for the grip crap and a piece of $h*t filter.
Was this test done by an independent test firm or by the WIX rep that ran scissors through the FRAM filter before the test.

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yeah i really didnt understand the "grip crap" he was talking about but i think he was talking about the material the filter used ??? but ive herd good things about wix filter plus its only a few dollars more, ive never had a deteriorated cartridge in a FRAM filter either, but from the rumors i have herd people state that FRAM filters are not that great for keeping stuff,whatever it maybe, out of your oil also i only change my filter when its time for a oil change...hopefully its not suppose to be every 5 months or so...i think ima go a full synthetic 5w30 with a wix filter just for the peace of mind loll
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Mobil 1 Synthetic 5W30

I'll change the oil when it says about 20-30% but I'll swap out the filter at about 60%. So i use 2 filters per oil change. I have a tough time sleeping at night when the oil is over 5000 miles if i don't at least make that move.
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Wix is good. I also change the filter halfway through between oil changes since it's so easy.

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