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    Can i use synthetic oil in northstar?

    I have a 2003 STS with a northstar engine, i wanna know if i can use synthetic oil inside this engine. And what is the best oil than i can use for this engine?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Can i use synthetic oil in northstar?

    Read you owners manual and follow the recommendations. That's really all you need to know.

    Or you could do a search and read the volumes of opinions!
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    Re: Can i use synthetic oil in northstar?

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    opppsssss what would we say ? Oh yeah amsoil amsoil amsoil

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    Re: Can i use synthetic oil in northstar?

    Your owner's manual recommends 5W-30 oil for everything other than HOT climates. Mobil 1, Pennzoil Platinum, Royal Purple, whatever floats your boat in a name-brand oil.

    I use exclusively Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 and a WIX 51522 filter, change oil every 6000 - 8000 miles and get about 3,500 miles to the quart; town, country, highway, crazy driving. Look down into the chaincase with a flashlight, through the oil fill cap, and it's absolutely new-metal clean.

    Read the oil article up ^^ there in the archives/technical. You have reopened Pandora's Box.
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    Re: Can i use synthetic oil in northstar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillacboy View Post
    Steve Steve Steve


    opppsssss what would we say ? Oh yeah amsoil amsoil amsoil

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    Re: Can i use synthetic oil in northstar?

    Quote Originally Posted by KingRamses View Post
    I have a 2003 STS with a northstar engine, i wanna know if i can use synthetic oil inside this engine. And what is the best oil than i can use for this engine?

    Thanks!

    Pleeeease do a search.
    Yes, you can use synthetic. You can use any oil that you want.
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    Re: Can i use synthetic oil in northstar?

    no need for another one of these, right Ranger?
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    Re: Can i use synthetic oil in northstar?

    Amen! I had thought about locking it.
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