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Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? #300799 Oct 15, 6:07pm Oct 15, 6:07pm
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Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS?
Hello,

I got a pack of Synthetic Mobil 1 Oil rated 15W-50. Is this okay to put in my GTS?

And when changing oil, do I need to replace that ring around the screw like stated on the FAQ?

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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Chelica815] #300800 Oct 15, 6:12pm Oct 15, 6:12pm
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You don't have to unless it's broken.

Where do you live?

I'd use 5w.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: slidr] #300801 Oct 15, 6:19pm Oct 15, 6:19pm
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I live in California, Pacifica.

I would use 5W but before I do so, I have 6 unopened bottle of Mobil 1. This would save about $20 bucks or something.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Chelica815] #300802 Oct 15, 7:05pm Oct 15, 7:05pm
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i've never heard of anyone using 15w-50 before.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Zero] #300803 Oct 15, 7:10pm Oct 15, 7:10pm
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i would use a heavier weight because when the weather is like 90 degrees the hotter weather will eventually start to break the oil down faster than in a 75 degree climate.

edit-the 15W should be fine.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Polykarb] #300804 Oct 15, 7:14pm Oct 15, 7:14pm
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Cool. Thanks Polykarb.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Chelica815] #300805 Oct 15, 7:16pm Oct 15, 7:16pm
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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Polykarb] #300806 Oct 15, 11:48pm Oct 15, 11:48pm
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stick to what the manual says.

i would say 5w-30 or 10w-30 would be your best bets and, if i recall right, heavier oils than that can actually damage your engine by not being able to flow enough.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Simple] #300807 Oct 15, 11:53pm Oct 15, 11:53pm
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O. So no?

Hmm...


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Chelica815] #300808 Oct 16, 12:16am Oct 16, 12:16am
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Unless you live out in the middle of the desert in 120 degre weather, or run the car at redline 95% of the time you drive it, 5w30, 10w30, and 10w40 are all you need.

Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #300809 Oct 16, 12:56am Oct 16, 12:56am
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Is not really what I need. The point is that, should I just not use this box of oil? It is already in the garage, saves me a trip to Kragen.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Chelica815] #300810 Oct 16, 9:30am Oct 16, 9:30am
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can't you exchange it for the correct weight oil at Kragen?

i am also under the opinion that it is better to make a short trip to Krager than a long trip to the dealer to get your motor replaced.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Simple] #300811 Oct 16, 11:35am Oct 16, 11:35am
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lol. I did not purchase it. It was given to me.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Chelica815] #300812 Oct 16, 5:52pm Oct 16, 5:52pm
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seems a bit heavy for the gts. i would exchange it or buy 5w-30.

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Use 5W 30. Keep the other oil in the garage or something.

Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: xmangt1] #300814 Oct 16, 6:23pm Oct 16, 6:23pm
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5w-30 damnit! Just do it! spineyes

Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: RookieGTS] #300815 Oct 16, 6:46pm Oct 16, 6:46pm
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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: eddie_725] #300816 Oct 16, 10:26pm Oct 16, 10:26pm
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Haha yea, if it was a POS car I would mix match oil...hehe.

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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Chelica815] #300817 Oct 17, 10:25am Oct 17, 10:25am
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Do not use that oil. Its actually bad for the vvt. That's way too thick. Get some 5-30 or 10-30.

Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Johnsgt] #300818 Oct 17, 11:21am Oct 17, 11:21am
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I use that oil in my motorcycle. I'm with everyone on this, just take a trip to the store and get the oil that's right for your car thumbsup


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: theretiredpimp] #300819 Oct 17, 5:10pm Oct 17, 5:10pm
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I agree, use 5w-30 or 10w-30, and exchange that sh^t thumbsup

Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: sxyimports125] #300820 Oct 17, 7:30pm Oct 17, 7:30pm
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People starting to believe that it's possible for a 10w-30 not only the 5w-30. What a change from a couple of weeks ago. I agree in changing that in or getting a new Mobil 1 that fit's your needs from your own pocket. I'm sure that sludge won't damage your engine. I've run plenty of different types of viscosity on my beater cars and they all ran fine. The key word is "beater" here so remember that.

Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: hephaestus] #300821 Oct 17, 9:07pm Oct 17, 9:07pm
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Cool thanks guys.


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Re: Mobil 1 15W-50 for the GTS? [Re: Chelica815] #300822 Oct 18, 6:22am Oct 18, 6:22am
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5w30 all the way, unless you are taking a track day at a road racing course...then you may want to go with 10w30

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