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New gto owner ? about oil change....

I'm a new owner of a yellow 2005 gto and do I have to use synthetic oil or can I use regualr quaker state, castrol type oil and makesure to change every 3,000 miles? Thanks
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As per the owners manual, page 5-15:

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What Kind of Engine Oil to Use

Look for two things:
• GM4718M
Your vehicle’s engine requires a special oil meeting
GM Standard GM4718M. Oils meeting this
standard may be identified as synthetic. However,
not all synthetic oils will meet this GM standard.
You should look for and use only an oil that meets
GM Standard GM4718M.
Notice: If you use oils that do not have the
GM4718M Standard designation, you can cause
engine damage not covered by your warranty.
• SAE 5W-30
As shown in the viscosity chart, SAE 5W-30 is best
for your vehicle.
These numbers on an oil container show its
viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity
oils such as SAE 20W-50.
Oils meeting these
requirements should also
have the starburst
symbol on the container.
This symbol indicates
that the oil has been
certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API).
You should look for this on the oil container, and
use only those oils that are identified as meeting
GM Standard GM4718M and have the starburst symbol
on the front of the oil container.

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Also, here is one of, I'm sure, many discussions on the subject:
https://www.gtoforum.com/f2/oil-type-18928/

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Also, here is one of, I'm sure, many discussions on the subject:
https://www.gtoforum.com/f2/oil-type-18928/
Ok thanks. Did you drop in a regualr k&n filter or did you get the whole CIA kit?
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The K&N is a drop in that was in it when I purchased the car.

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The K&N is a drop in that was in it when I purchased the car.
Another question the two air holes on top of out hoods I briefly felt from the inside of the hood and seems like its blocked from air actaully going in is this only for looks or what?
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The scoops aren't open but the baffles can be removed. There are mixed opinions about that. Here's a recent discussion:
https://www.gtoforum.com/f38/can-you-...ram-air-27912/

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I'm a new owner of a yellow 2005 gto and do I have to use synthetic oil or can I use regualr quaker state, castrol type oil and makesure to change every 3,000 miles? Thanks
I've used Mobil 1 5w30 with the applicable Mobil 1 filter from the first day I bought the car. No issues.

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I use whatever is on sale at the time for oil and I always use the Purolator filters because they are good quality and reasonable priced. Plus the gold serious ones have a ruff coating so they are easy to turn on and off by hand.

The LS2 are synthetic only per the owners manual and oil cap on the motor.
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I use whatever is on sale at the time for oil and I always use the Purolator filters because they are good quality and reasonable priced. Plus the gold serious ones have a ruff coating so they are easy to turn on and off by hand.

The LS2 are synthetic only per the owners manual and oil cap on the motor.
Hmm I'm trying to remember If I ever seen this Purolator here in my city. I live in santa maria central coast cali and we have oreileys formanly kragens, autozone, and napa.

So every 5,000 change the oil or what?
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