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Oct 15, 6:07pm - #300799 
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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Oct 15, 6:12pm - #300800 
You don't have to unless it's broken.

Where do you live?

I'd use 5w.


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Oct 15, 6:19pm - #300801 
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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Oct 15, 7:05pm - #300802 
i've never heard of anyone using 15w-50 before.


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Oct 15, 7:10pm - #300803 
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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Oct 15, 7:14pm - #300804 
Cool. Thanks Polykarb.


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Oct 15, 7:16pm - #300805 
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Oct 15, 11:48pm - #300806 
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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Oct 15, 11:53pm - #300807 
O. So no?

Hmm...


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Oct 16, 12:16am - #300808 
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.

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Oct 16, 12:56am - #300809 
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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Oct 16, 9:30am - #300810 
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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Oct 16, 11:35am - #300811 
lol. I did not purchase it. It was given to me.


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Oct 16, 5:52pm - #300812 
seems a bit heavy for the gts. i would exchange it or buy 5w-30.

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Oct 16, 6:09pm - #300813 
Use 5W 30. Keep the other oil in the garage or something.

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Oct 16, 6:23pm - #300814 
5w-30 damnit! Just do it! spineyes

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Oct 16, 6:46pm - #300815 
All the confusen you get when it comes to taking care of your car.


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Oct 16, 10:26pm - #300816 
Haha yea, if it was a POS car I would mix match oil...hehe.

Ahrite, getting me some royal purple.


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Oct 17, 10:25am - #300817 
Do not use that oil. Its actually bad for the vvt. That's way too thick. Get some 5-30 or 10-30.

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Oct 17, 11:21am - #300818 
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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Oct 17, 5:10pm - #300819 
I agree, use 5w-30 or 10w-30, and exchange that sh^t thumbsup

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Oct 17, 7:30pm - #300820 
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.

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Oct 17, 9:07pm - #300821 
Cool thanks guys.


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Oct 18, 6:22am - #300822 
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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