silverspark78

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Hi. I just bought a new 17 spark lt1 last Wednesday Dec 27 and I have some questions. 

What oil is the engine filled up with at the factory? Fully synthetic or synthetic blend? Do I need to use one over the other or does it matter? Could I use just synthetic safely and would I be able to go up to a year between oil changes since I don't drive any more than 8000 miles in a year. 

Also, would this car be safe to drive at speeds around 75 mph with the engine rotating at 2500 rpm for about say 3 hours or about 300 miles or so? 

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12 hours ago, silverspark78 said:

Hi. I just bought a new 17 spark lt1 last Wednesday Dec 27 and I have some questions. 

What oil is the engine filled up with at the factory? Fully synthetic or synthetic blend? Do I need to use one over the other or does it matter? Could I use just synthetic safely and would I be able to go up to a year between oil changes since I don't drive any more than 8000 miles in a year. 

Also, would this car be safe to drive at speeds around 75 mph with the engine rotating at 2500 rpm for about say 3 hours or about 300 miles or so? 

I can tell you from personal experience, I drove my 17 Spark from Central Massachusetts to Birmingham Alabama all on the highway, going between 75-80 for over 8 hours

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I would not worry about driving at 75mph for long periods of time at all.

Follow your user manual for approved fluids and change interval

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I know several folks that drive theirs a long distance....come April I will take min on a 1500 road trip.....not worried about it at all.....

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Oh ok. I thought about in September taking a 2400 mile round trip from Central Illinois to Kissimmee Florida in September. 

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37 minutes ago, silverspark78 said:

Oh ok. I thought about in September taking a 2400 mile round trip from Central Illinois to Kissimmee Florida in September. 

 

I have done that trip twice, and all I know is Illinois has the worst rest areas.

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A couple of months back I took my Spark from Central MA, to Birmingham, then Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas and back to MA without a single issue.

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