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As we all know engine oil is VERY important. Using the right engine oil, changing your oil at the right time and using quality engine oil all go a long way in protecting your biggest investment...your engine!

Sticking to manufacture recommended oil change intervals and grade of oil is fine, but what are you guys doing? how often are you changing your oil? what grade of oil are you using (year round, winter & summer)? brand of oil?
 

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I stick to Castrol! During summer and winter I usually use different grades of oil. Thicker in winter so it's harder to freeze and easy on the engine during really cold start ups... and regular manufacture recommended grade of oil for summer.
 

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I stick to Castrol! During summer and winter I usually use different grades of oil. Thicker in winter so it's harder to freeze and easy on the engine during really cold start ups... and regular manufacture recommended grade of oil for summer.
I thought it was the other way around? :confused:
 

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The manual says to use 5w-20 for most driving conditions, and 0w-30 for sub-freezing temperatures. I'll be using 5w-20 year round unless I go up to Canada where it gets really cold. For those ski trips, etc. I'll make sure to switch over to the 0 weight oil before heading North.
 

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i switched to full synthetic 5w-20(what it recommends) and i have noticed a slight increase in performance. the engine seems to run a little happier i guess you could say. it is more expensive and i can only find the oil filter at an actual chevy dealer but i think its worth putting the car on a synthetic diet.
 

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mrtwiggy,

I've also found a slight increase in gas mileage and performance when switching to Mobil 1 instead of the factory Dexos oil. Plus, you can rest assured that the 7,500 mile oil change interval can be reached with Mobil 1.
 

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for oil/air filters I found at Parts Geek,,on line .oil is wix,,8.99 but they charge about that for shipping so filter alone is 18.33 with shipping ,
 

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ive now found the wix filter at O'riley's in Klamath fALLS ,OREGON,FOR 8.99 ,HAVE PLENTY OF THEM ALSO THE FILTER WRENCH AT 6.00
 
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