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I had a local Z owner request this info, so I thought I would share it with the rest of you guys.

My Store:

Oil Can Henry's
420 228th Ave NE
Sammamish WA 98074
425-836-2626

My office # is 425-788-4579 best to catch me in the AM between 7:30-9:30, or any evening or weekend

Frankly the Mobil 1 filter is equal or better than the UPF-44, and is BETTTER than what some local Chevy dealers are installing. I stopped by Lee Johnson Chev on Monday, and they only have the Dura Gard(PF44) filter, and claim that the Ultra Guard isn't even in their system. There have been a couple of threads over the last month regarding filter issues, and the fact that the Ultra Guard(AC-Delco) had been discontinued. It appears what has happened is that AC changed their vendor on this filter. I don't know who the new vendor is yet, but should supply questions arise, it will become a topic on the forum. There are NO retailers in WA that carry the Mobil 1 filters. We found a distrubutor out of state, and have 24 on order.

I don't know if Redline meets GM's SPECS for synthetic. It is only available direct, or from specialty retailers(race & tune shops. Mobil 1 is the "factory" fill for the Vette's......Pennzoils Synthetic is an awesome product, frankly meets all of the standards that Mobil 1 does, and that is saying something. We carry both Mobil 1, and Pennzoil Synthetic.

Our 20point Full Service Synthetic base price is $59.99, this includes all the checks and fill associated with our service, and 5qts of synthetic oil and a BASIC filter. The Mobil 1 filter based on my cost is a $6.00 upcharge, and the Z06 takes an additional 2 qts of oil at $7.95 per qt. Total + tax $81.89 I will offer any of the local Corvette Forum members $10.00 off this price, or a flat pit fee of $24.95 if you want to bring your own oil and filter. Our 20pt full service also offers a 3 month, 3000 mile top off guarantee, which could come in handy for some of you 2001 owners:D NO CHARGE for top offs during this period!

I would recommend a Powerdrain($9.95), but if you would prefer a magnetic plug, you can probably pick one up at Schucks or NAPA. In 12+ years in the business, I have never had a customer request one. Personally, if it has gotten to the point that you would see anything on the plug of substance, it is too late anyway. One other thing about running Pennzoil synthetic, we can send out an oil sample periodically, and have it analyzed by Pennzoil. NO CHARGE!

Our standard ATF is Dexron III,
The standard price for a non-synthetic gearbox drain and refill is $28.99, includes up to 5 qts of fluid.
We will have a new fluid from Pennzoil available later this month, that is synthetic, that will be replacing the current Dex III. I don't have pricing on this yet, but should in the next 3 weeks or so.

We carry synthetic 75w-90 for the rear differential unit, it is GM spec rated. Pennzoils' 75w-90 synthetic gear oil already carries the properties of the GM additive package, and by adding additional quantities of the additive, you could cause problems with the unit(this is straight from the Pennzoil lubricants hotline this AM).
Synthetic service $38.99., includes up to 5 pints of fluid

Additional fluid as needed is charged out at its per pint/quart price.

Hopefully this will be all the info you need.....I haven't decided yet as to what I am going to do for an induction/air filter, and will probably stock a couple of stock style air filters in the meantime. The K&N type filters are nice, but can be a bit of a hassle for cleaning purposes.

I have a strong crew there today, but if you feel more comfortable, I will be happy to be there when you bring the Z in.

Give me a call when you are ready and I wiil make sure either myself or my manager is there when you come in

Thanks,
Win




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Hello Win.

Very good info, thanks alot.

Question: The Vette's need at least 20 minutes or longer to fully drain their engine oil. Will you let this occur if we bring our cars in?

Thanks again for the great info.

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I personally don't think that to be the case......as well, these tales about jacking the car up and "drip drying" the pan are just not practical real world scenarios that GM or any other MFG would do. There can certainly be small pockets of oil that can build up based on the design of the pan. But for all practical purposes, I would not lose any sleep over them, the % is minute. Long and the short of it, I wouldn't worry, we will get all of the oil out that "wants" to come out.

If I'm misssing something let me know......

I'm hoping the Mobil 1 filters will be in by the end of next week.

Thanks

Win


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