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Lethal Garage Synthetics

I get asked a lot about what type of oil I use for my car. Not only do I have a suggested oil (AMSOIL), but in using AMSOIL products, I signed up as a preferred customer to save a few bucks over paying top dollar at shops.

So. What AMSOIL Product do I use?
AMSOIL Z-ROD® 10W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

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Why Z-Rod?
AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is engineered for high-performance vehicles. It features a high-zinc formulation to prevent wear on flat-tappet camshafts and other critical engine components. It also has a proprietary blend of rust and corrosion inhibitors for added protection during long-term storage. Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is designed to perform on the street and protect during storage.

Why 10W-30 and not the GM-recommended 5W-30?
It comes down to your location. W stands for winter or the testing the oil passed in regards to how cool it can be out and still hold up to the elements / still work as advertised. While my car is based in SoCal, you never know where journeys can take you. But the 30 remains the same as the thickness/viscosity of the oil, which needs to be good at high temperatures as the oil in our cars is splashed and shot into places, and a good coating is necessary to limit wear over time.

I recently had a scare with my motor, thinking we had bearing issues. Oh, how wrong I was. Overall, it ended up being a failed timing chain tensioner, which could have been bad. But we tore down the engine and revealed almost brand new-looking bearings—huge testament in why I run Zrod.


Stock Car with No Engine Mods?

Now I know many of you probably do not have a fully built Camaro or simply just want to make sure to use great oil to prolong the life of your car. If that is the case, AMSOIL has you covered as well and here is the oil I used before building the engine.

You have a few choices depending if you're on a budget or not, but all options will protect your ride and give you prolonged protection. But really the higher quality just gives you even better protection.

AMSOIL OE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

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AMSOIL XL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

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AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

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Note: I have signed up via AMSOILS site as a preferred customer. I did this to save on oil costs on a product I truly believe in. (Oil changes every 2-3k miles add up quickly with great oil)

All the links above direct you to the products I would suggest for stock and built builds. These links also contribute directly to my account and provide me with AMSOIL points or special offers from AMSOIL. If you would like to save even more money on your AMSOIL purchases, do what I did and become a Preferred Customer HERE.

Here is a direct link to my AMSOIL store, so you can browse if you're interested in other products.

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