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Switching a Camaro from Conventional to Synthetic Oil
 
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Question:
Switching a Camaro from Conventional to Synthetic Oil
I drive a '99 Camaro Z-28, LS-1 engine. 3 - 4 times a year, I autocross at my local car club. I've used 5W-30 Castrol and/or sometimes Pennzoil, and want to change over to a full synthetic or blend. I have over 50,000 miles on a Yamaha 750. The engine has never been torn down. I say that because I believe in your oil. It sees 5-7000 RPM frequently. I change the Mobil 1 and Fram filter every 2,000 miles as per the factory specs. When I pull the oil fill plug, the internals are spotless. Question: Will I have problems with my Camaro, converting from a crude conventional oil to the synthetic? The Camaro runs perfect, and has no oil leaks. It does use a ½ to 1 quart every 3,000 miles. I'm not concerned with that usage because I change the oil every 2,500 to 3,000 miles. I have heard rumors of oil leaks and oil consumption. I am thanking you in advance. Bill Thomas USN (Retired)
-- Bill Thomas, Richmond, VA
Answer:
The specific product and grade will depend slightly on the mileage and recommendation for your vehicle. If your Camaro has low miles, we typically recommend our standard Mobil 1™ synthetic oil as it is perfectly tuned for your vehicle. If your Camaro has more than 75,000 miles on it, Mobil 1™ High Mileage contains extra anti-wear additives for added protection, and seal conditioner to help prevent leaks and reduce oil consumption. With an SAE 5W-30 recommended for your Camaro, we offer Mobil 1 High Mileage and our standard Mobil 1 in that grade.
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