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Old 08-12-2018, 06:50 AM
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Hi everyone! This is my first post here and I wanted to get some advice, since this is my first Camaro. Just a few questions below...would appreciate your thoughts. My Camaro is the 2010 LT1 version with 96,000 miles on it.

1. Can I use regular, full synthetic oil (Pennzoil, Mobil 1, etc) or do I need to use Dexos? I have only ever put full syn. in my cars so I want to make sure I do this right.

2. What is the best octane gas to use in this motor (V6 3.6ltr, 304HP) I don't want the motor getting bogged down on low octane, so is it better to run 89 or 93 or can I still go with 87?

3.The dealership said they ran the car through there inspection process, but would you guys suggest changing the oil, trans fluid, etc anyways?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:47 AM
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#1=yes,hard to beat Mobil 1.

#2 = regular should be fine, higher octane is for high compression engines, if it doesn't knock or ping on regular gas premium is a waste of money.
The V-6 I believe is rated for 87.

#3= inspection? Unless that included a full service getting it done is not a bad idea, if you don't have service records to know when it was last done an inspection could mean just checking everything not necessarily doing a service.
 
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Thanks for the info-much appreciated!
 
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