I'm going to change my oil for the first time. I take my STS to an Instant oil change in my Neighborhood. I use the Valvoline Synthetic. They don't have Mobil 1, and will charge the same if I bring it in. Is Mobil 1 better or is there another oil I should know about? :confused:
I guess I just didn't want to change oil shops . I used to do it my self but I've grown older, and it's not that much more to pay some one and they can worry about the old oil. :D Thanks for the advise.
When you go to A place like Jiffylube that you drive over A pit, the rear end of your Corvette is level, It should be at least 3 inche's above the front of the car to allow the oil to drain out completly. It is important not to overfill the crankcase. Myself, I would use onle the Mobil- 1 5W30 motor oil, But i'll bet any Brand that meets the GM specks will be fine. The Upf44 filter is the only filter I would use, Although the Chevy dealerships here in the Daytona area do not stock them. They only push the regular PF44 filters. I get mine thru the Corvette Forum mall. I get my oil at K-Mart and change it my self. Then I know it is done with the proper oil & Filter and not over or under filled.
I havn't had my car long enough to get to change the oil in it yet but I am looking forward to it. I have heard alot of talk about differnet methods of getting the car in the right position in order to change the oil correctly, and for checking the levels for that matter. What suggestions do you have for lifiting the car to get to the filter. and tips on checking the oil level.
We use Mobil 1 5W-30. No issues. Change oil when the DIC shows about 20% life remaining or about every 6000 miles. New filter every change. We use Quik-E-Lube and they follow all the Corvette instructions for drain time and change information.
pjazz: Any fully synthetic SAE 5W-30 or 10W-30 oil meeting the GM Specification "GM4718M" will be just fine for your engine. I believe that the Valvoline Fully Synthetec oil does meet that GM Specification. :yesnod: