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    So I am a complete do it yourself guy. I don't like anybody touching my cars but me, so I always do all routine maintenance myself. I saw the following on the Mobil1 site:

    Of the product lineup, Mobil 1™ ESP Formula 0W-40 is the first and only dexos2™-approved motor oil developed specifically for Chevrolet Corvettes.

    For the life of me I can't find this stuff anywhere. I'm obviously not in need of buying it any time soon, but as of right now it's just not available at any auto parts stores or typical retail outlets. I can find Mobil1 European formula that's a 0W-40, but not the ESP version. I'm sure the dealer will have it, but I would rather buy it at a store that has extended hours.

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    Your dealer should be able to get it. And it looks like Amazon has it.

    But really, unless you're tracking your car and want to avoid having to change out the oil before and after, the 5-30 that came it in will work just fine.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
      the 5-30 that came it in will work just fine.
      I'm confused, the specs on LT2 only list 0W-40, I assumed that's what comes in it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post

        I'm confused, the specs on LT2 only list 0W-40, I assumed that's what comes in it.
        Sorry, I was thinking C7, since the C8 won't actually need an oil change for quite a while.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
          Sorry, I was thinking C7, since the C8 won't actually need an oil change for quite a while.
          With the dry sump standard, I wonder if the C8 will require an early first oil change like the C7 Z51 etc did? It's kind of a habit of mine anyway.

          Phil1098 , is there a place near you which is more oriented towards car enthusiasts or motorsports than the usual auto parts store? If they have better hours maybe they could get hold of the oil for you.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Klinn View Post

            With the dry sump standard, I wonder if the C8 will require an early first oil change like the C7 Z51 etc did? It's kind of a habit of mine anyway.

            Phil1098 , is there a place near you which is more oriented towards car enthusiasts or motorsports than the usual auto parts store? If they have better hours maybe they could get hold of the oil for you.
            Not sure why an early change would be required, it has an oil filter to catch debris and not much difference between an oil pan and an oil tank. No, no motorsports place local. May have to just go the Amazon route.

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            • #7
              When you get the C8, I assume it will come with the free first 3 oil changes. Let them do those then take over.

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                This is from my 2018 owners manual: Click image for larger version

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post

                  Not sure why an early change would be required, it has an oil filter to catch debris and not much difference between an oil pan and an oil tank. No, no motorsports place local. May have to just go the Amazon route.
                  On the dry sump C7s, a chemical in the sealant to put together the dry sump system can interact with the oil and tend to foam the oil at high rpm leading to an engine to burp oil back into the air cleaner. You would think they could have found an improved sealant by now, and maybe they have, but they still recommend (and pay for) the 500 mile change on dry sump LT1 and LT4 engines.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                    On the dry sump C7s, a chemical in the sealant to put together the dry sump system can interact with the oil and tend to foam the oil at high rpm leading to an engine to burp oil back into the air cleaner. You would think they could have found an improved sealant by now, and maybe they have, but they still recommend (and pay for) the 500 mile change on dry sump LT1 and LT4 engines.
                    Thanks, that's all very good info. It will be interesting to see if the LT2 has the same requirement or as you pointed out, maybe they have changed the sealant, it's for sure a different reservoir.

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                    • #11
                      Since GM was forced to pay for that extra 500 mile oil change, my guess is also that they have found an alternative sealant.

                      Way back when during the C5/early C6 days, then Chief Engineer Dave Hill said to me regarding my frequent oil changes in excess of factory recommended, “John, if I can be candid, you are needlessly spending your money.” To which I replied, “most probably so, but with over 1.5 M miles under my best (now over 2.0 M) and never lost a motor, I am happy to pay for an extra oil and filter change or two.”

                      Which gets to the moral of the story for me, regardless of whether GM wants the oil and filter changed at 500 miles, just like I have done for every new car I have bought, our C8 will also get its oil and filter changed at that point.
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                      • #12
                        My dealer told me that the 500 mile oil change will likely be required. I inquired about the free oil changes. He said only the first one is on the house.

                        I just think it's a good thing to do with a new motor, with motor parts moving together for the first time. Oil analysis after the early dump has found this to be true. I like doing my own oil changes anyway. Had the 4 post lift in the garage for about 10 years. Nice not to be doing it on my back.

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                        • #13
                          I always follow the maintenance schedule set by the engineers who designed the car, but even those are extremely conservative and it's in the interest of the automaker to keep their dealers' service departments happy with frequent routine maintenance.


                          I've got a neighbor who's an Amsoil cult member, holy mackeral is he something to see. 3500 mile oil changes, no exceptions. I asked him why he uses such expensive oil only to change it so often, and he recited Amsoil gospels, I mean, marketing lit, for what seemed like 20 minutes. Then gets in his car that's drained of oil, starts it and idles it for 60 seconds. Says it's to get every last drop out and because the Amsoil has bonded to the metal he could drive it down the street and back no problem. "Ok, let's see you do it." Maybe some other time, he says, so I left him to fill his engine with the holy Amsoil. Dude's crazier than a ****house rat.



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by electroVette View Post
                            I always follow the maintenance schedule set by the engineers who designed the car, but even those are extremely conservative and it's in the interest of the automaker to keep their dealers' service departments happy with frequent routine maintenance.


                            I've got a neighbor who's an Amsoil cult member, holy mackeral is he something to see. 3500 mile oil changes, no exceptions. I asked him why he uses such expensive oil only to change it so often, and he recited Amsoil gospels, I mean, marketing lit, for what seemed like 20 minutes. Then gets in his car that's drained of oil, starts it and idles it for 60 seconds. Says it's to get every last drop out and because the Amsoil has bonded to the metal he could drive it down the street and back no problem. "Ok, let's see you do it." Maybe some other time, he says, so I left him to fill his engine with the holy Amsoil. Dude's crazier than a ****house rat.


                            That’s interesting because Amsoil will provide you 20K oil changes and 60K with their by-pass filtration system. Yes my 2500 Durmax has only had 1 oil change with 65K on the clock. Oil analysis every 10K gives the thumbs up. Amsoil never states a 3500 mile oil change with any of their products. Btw...you do know that Amsoil invented synthetic motor oil right? On a side note...yes your neighbor is definitely crazy.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post
                              Btw...you do know that Amsoil invented synthetic motor oil right? On a side note...yes your neighbor is definitely crazy.
                              No. Amsoil was the first with an API certified synthetic oil in North America, but the Nazi Germany actually created synthetic oil during WW II.
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