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I realize that most everyone's Corvette is too new to have changed your oil yet, but for those that have and those that obviously will, what brand and type are you using? Those that have had previous generation Corvettes, what did you use in those? I realize that viscosity will vary based on your area of the continent, but regular or synthetic, brand, etc. I'm not trying to start anything, I'm just curious if anything in particular will rise above the others. I have been running Castrol Syntech full synthetic for about 8 tears in all of my vehicles. I switched from Amsoil full synthetic to the Castrol back in 2005 when I found my 2004 Toyota Spyder ran 15 degrees cooler oil temps on the Castrol (same viscosity). That's my story, what's yours?
 

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Download the manual and read about GM DEXOS approved oils for the vette..Many of us have changed at 1000-2000 to drop the mfg debris. Strictly our choice. Castrol has a DEXOS oil. But Mobil 1 Extended Performance is what I use, along with a M-113 Mobil 1 filter. Changed at 1250...
 

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RedHot had her's done yesterday at about 2500 miles by the dealer, GM Dexos to the best of my knowledge.
 

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Thanks for that list, it is great, and nice to know that what I have been using is on that list, so I don't really need to change anything if I don't want to. Old school thinking used to be not to use full synthetic in brand new engines, but my last couple of cars I have and haven't had any problems. Any thoughts on that? I thought there would be a lot of responses on oil brands people prefer, maybe most don't change their own oil anymore? I'm old fashioned and do my own as I don't trust my cars with anyone. I've heard to many horror stories of loose drain plugs and filters stripped on.
 

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Thanks for that list, it is great, and nice to know that what I have been using is on that list, so I don't really need to change anything if I don't want to. Old school thinking used to be not to use full synthetic in brand new engines, but my last couple of cars I have and haven't had any problems. Any thoughts on that? I thought there would be a lot of responses on oil brands people prefer, maybe most don't change their own oil anymore? I'm old fashioned and do my own as I don't trust my cars with anyone. I've heard to many horror stories of loose drain plugs and filters stripped on.
I don't let anyone work on my cars but my. Oil change is for sure something I'd be doing. Don't want the wrong oil plus I'll know exactly what was done and how. Oh yeah, no chance for mechanics to do a series of check rides.
 
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