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  1. Patman

    Viscosities: Mobil 1 5w30 vs 10w30?

    I have been saying this for years now, I don't see the need for 10w30 anymore, when 5w30 can do everything that it can do plus flows better in the cold. The 5w30s these days are built very stable, it's not like 30 years ago when you needed 10w30 because the 5w30s would thin out rapidly.
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    Hot or Cold oil change?

    I have recently taken a break from getting oil analysis done on my cars, so during this time I've now been doing cold oil changes and I find it way more comfortable to do it this way. When taking a sample though, I think it's best to drain the oil hot, so once I begin doing UOAs again I'll go...
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    Post your latest oil change

    This could be the last oil change I have done on my 2006 Civic, as I'm looking to replace it (hopefully) next summer with a newer Civic coupe (2016 or newer) Out: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w20, Fram Ultra filter (6,961 miles on the oil and 12,171 miles on the filter) In: same as above
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    Post your latest oil change

    2018 Corvette 28,810 miles, 5309 miles on the oil Out: M1 ESP Formula 5w30, Fram Ultra XG12060 In: same as above I normally wait for the oil life monitor to be closer to zero (it was at 29%) so I'd normally go more than 7k on the oil but with winter hitting us soon I won't be driving the car as...
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    Mobil 1 5w30 ESP - What is the correct application???? Benefit/Harm?

    I have enough confidence in this oil to run it in my Corvette, even though technically it's not the oil specified in the owner's manual (it calls for a dexos1 5w30) The updated recommendation from GM allows for my Corvette to run the 0w40 ESP Formula, which is dexos2, so I'm sort of splitting...
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    Are you disappointed in the shear stability of most 5w30's?

    One of the reasons why I love the Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5w30 that I'm using in the Corvette is because it holds it's viscosity extremely well. On my last UOA, after 7400 miles, the viscosity was 12.0 cst at 100c, Mobil 1's specs for new is 12.1.
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    2002 Corvette Z06 what oil to use?

    HTHS is definitely one of the reasons why I choose the ESP over the EP but I also like all of the other specs on this oil, and all the manufacturer's approvals that it has. Plus the fact that GM now has the 0w40 version of this oil as the factory fill on the Corvettes, and I see the 5w30 as...
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    What are you listening to right now?

    This is one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands (and not many people have probably heard of them)
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    What are you listening to right now?

    This young guy is an incredible guitarist!
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    What are you listening to right now?

    If you like Dream Theater, you would like Teramaze, they are a great prog metal band from Australia
  11. Patman

    2002 Corvette Z06 what oil to use?

    I would recommend the same oil I run in my 2018 Corvette, Mobil 1 5w30 ESP. The higher HTHS will be beneficial even if you're not tracking the car, just for those times when the oil temps are higher and you want to push it a little harder, it's going to give you that extra margin of safety.
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    Who is using M1 ESP oil? Like it?

    I'm using the older formula (called ESP Formula 5w30) in my Corvette and I like it. On my last UOA with it, the viscosity finished up right where it started. The same can't be said for the 0w40 version of this oil, I've seen a few UOAs with this oil on new Corvettes and it ends up thinning out...
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    Any Metal Music Fans Out There?

    It's so hard to differentiate between many styles of music, as some bands are a little of a few different styles. When it comes to metal, there are probably something like 20-25 different versions of that alone. I myself prefer progressive metal, symphonic metal, speed metal, power metal and a...
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    Any Metal Music Fans Out There?

    I was supposed to see Symphony X, Firewind and Primal Fear in Toronto in May but that concert has been postponed until May 2021 now. That is going to be a killer show, I hope it still happens!! All three acts are great, I just wish that Magnus Karlsson was going to be on the tour. He does the...