Motor Oil

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by George Farris, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. George Farris

    George Farris VCA Member - South

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    What weight motor oil is now recommended for the GTS ...
    Seems 10W30 is no longer top choice ...
     
  2. Mferg16

    Mferg16 VCA Member - Midsouth

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    I was just talking about this with a buddy yesterday and browsed the forums... Seems like the prevailing wisdom said Mobil 1 full synthetic 0W-40 for street use and 15W-50 for very hot climates or track use.

    I’m no expert so maybe defer to the more experienced guys here if they say otherwise.
     
  3. George Farris

    George Farris VCA Member - South

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    Just got the word from Jon B .. 5W40 ... full synthetic ...

    Guess any really good full synthetic will work ...

    Thanks
     
  4. lane_viper

    lane_viper Enthusiast

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    0W-40 Mobile 1 is pretty easy to find and not too pricey. Its what I use in my 96.
     
  5. George Farris

    George Farris VCA Member - South

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    Another word from Jon B ... 0W40 also good ..

    Lane concurs ...

    Going in tomorrow!!!
     
  6. haneifk

    haneifk Enthusiast

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    i haven't been keeping up with the oil discussions... why is Mobil1 Full Synth 10w30 no longer good enough?
     
  7. lane_viper

    lane_viper Enthusiast

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    From the research I've done, 0W40 is recommended for later Gen Vipers, and is approved for use in Gen 1 and 2.

    I made the switch after reading up on that. 10W30 will prob work just fine. I liked the additive package in the European formula 0W40 Mobile 1

    Regular changes is way more important than brand and in some case even weight.
     
  8. haneifk

    haneifk Enthusiast

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    good to know, thank you for the info!
     
  9. Bill W

    Bill W Enthusiast

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    I use the European formula 0W40 Mobile 1, too. It was recommeded by Steve Indy.
     
  10. white out

    white out Viper Owner

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    I run Rotella T6
     
  11. nautoncall

    nautoncall Enthusiast

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    Ditto, T6 5/40 in my 92. Oil analysis always good. I recommend sending an oil sample at each change to Blackstone to see how your engine is doing.
     
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    Edward 96GTS Enthusiast

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    for a 96 GTS what is the preferred oil filter part number and how many quarts required?
     
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    Edward 96GTS Enthusiast

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    just researched the mobile 1 0-40 european formula has been slightly changed. now there is an rs lettering designating the new formula which may offer less protection than the original. can anyone confirm this?
     

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