I currently have this oil in all 3 of my vehicles. I can't complain since I got it for about $8 each 5 qt bottle thanks to the rebates last year and this year. My TSC and Menards put them on clearance and then with the rebate it was a great deal. I'm running the 5W30 in both my Camaros (89 TPI 350 and 94 LT1 modded) as well as my truck.
Mine does move around a bit in the grommet but I think that is just because the grommet is rubber instead of a harder plastic material. I can't see the o-ring on mine unless I move it around. I don't think any debris is going to be able to enter past the o-ring on mine. But I also haven't been able to try using it at all because I haven't had to add any oil since my last oil change. I'll see how it works out next oil change but just the fact that I'll be able to use a larger funnel makes it well worth it to me.
Mine finished after about 9 hours and I just tried putting them on. The driver side was very tight and barely went on, the passenger side cracked due to the force I was putting on it. I'll have to check my settings and try another print, there was a bit of overage during my print so I may need to do a little fine tuning to make this work on my printer. I don't have a high end filament printer so sometimes I have to make a few adjustments to get prints to come out the way I want them. But I also got it for free so its hard to complain. Hopefully I can make a better print and get them in my truck this weekend.
Got home and downloaded the files, I put both of them together in Cura and sliced it, so far no errors or issues that I can see in the software. Cura claims around 8 hours to print so judging by my other prints I would say closer to 12 but we will see. I'll kick this off tonight before I go to bed and my other printing project is finished.
Didn't know this was an issue in our trucks but then again I rarely have anyone in my back seat. Usually just stuff and it won't complain. However, it is something new and cool to print on one of my 3D printers so I'll download it and take a look at the files when I get home from work tonight.
Did you reset the codes after replacing the O2s? If yes, how long before the codes came back? You should really hook up a data logging scanner to the truck and monitor the O2s in real time. See if they are functioning at all. If not, it sounds like you have a wiring issue. All 4 O2 sensors going bad at the same time and 4 new ones all bad is almost impossible.
Didn't realize you had a manual transmission. I assumed it was an auto when you said 4 speed with Overdrive. That's one of the New Venture manuals and takes a very specific fluid, definitely not automatic transmission fluid. You'll need the manual transmission fluid that these take, the new GM part # should be 19369226. I believe there are only a couple of options left for fluid on these unfortunately, the Castrol Syntorq was discontinued some years ago.
I believe as long as it has the CARB #, it is ok for emissions tests. Not 100% sure on this though, where I live we don't have any testing for vehicles, emissions or otherwise. As for the dealer, many will complain about just about anything. I rarely take my vehicles to a dealer for anything though, so I don't worry about it much.
This would have used Dexron 2 at the time but you aren't going to find that anywhere anymore. Dexron 6 has been approved for backward compatibility for all older Dexron standard, so you could use that. Another good options is Valvoline MaxLife, it is good Dex/Merc transmission fluid for older vehicles. I've used it in many vehicles, including my 89 Camaro IROCZ 700R4 without issue.
Probably not. I didn't really do any logging to compare at the regular driving RPM, just a few WOT runs before I put in the CAI and then a few after down the same road. I tried to keep it consistent to make it have the same data on the runs. So far I don't have any complaints about it. The small gain isn't a lot but I got it for a good price so I'm not going to complain. Wish I had access to a full dyno to test but that gets expensive quick when you don't know someone.
Yes, it HPtuner scanner logs all the info from the runs, I added the HP calculation to my graph display. It showed an increase across the board but the highest was in the upper RPM close to redline. I can probably take a screen shot of each but without the program to view all the data, you will only see the one snapshot of where the picture is taken.
Ebay has key cutting services but you have to buy the key from them as well. Its going to run you $25 for the key cutting and $25 for the blank key and you must provide them with the key code for them to cut it. It isn't any cheaper and at least a local key cutter or dealer is going to be able to guarantee that the key will work right when you buy it. You might as well just get it done locally and save yourself the hassle.
Just put one of these in my truck a couple weekends ago. I can't really feel any difference but I did do some data logging before and after the swap. It does show an increase in both torque and horsepower from the logs in HPtuner. For peak on the data log runs it was at about 10HP/15TQ difference. This isn't as accurate as a dyno of course, but it does at least show some increase. I'll wait to see if it has an effect on mileage in the long term. I do like the way it sounds when I open the throttle up over 50%. Otherwise, keeping it under 50% it sounds the same as stock.
Lucas oil stabilizer is nothing more than really thick oil with almost no additives. It is essentially snake oil in a bottle and a waste of money. If you want to use thicker oil in your truck, switch to a thicker oil. Do not add this overpriced thick oil to good oil to make it thicker.
They do have those as well for the CTS sensors too, just depends on the year. It sounds like someone might have used a whole variety on your truck. You may end up needing to do some pin testing from the ECM to the sensor connectors to determine what is suppose to go where. If your oil pressure sensor connector ended up in a CTS sensor, that just sounds like a whole lot of fun.
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