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World's Best Oils & Filters for 1990 Chevrolet Corvette

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette
5.7L 8-cyl Engine Code [J] Engine Code [J] 32-valve
380 bhp. @ 6200 rpm / Torque: 370 ft. lbs. @ 4500 rpm
5.7L - V 8-cyl (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 11:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1990 Chevrolet Corvette with engine code [J]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO22
    Above 4C  »  30 [1]
    All TEMPS  »  10W-30
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, S6-40/ML9  »  GLS30

    All TEMPS  » 
    Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5W-30 (MTFQT)
  3. Rear Differential

    Standard Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTPK)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [3] [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTPK)
  4. Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid  »  PS003

    Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)
  5. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [4]
  6. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Use only if the other recommended viscosities are not
    available.
    [2] In Canada use 80W.
    [3] Limited slip identification: tag under cover-attaching
    bolt. Models with limited slip use 4 oz GM P/N 1052358
    additive or equivalent when fluid is changed.
    [4] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3. Original recommendation
    P/N 12377967 has been replaced by P/N 19353126.

  7. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  8.1 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  13.9 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Manual Transmission, S6-40/ML9  »  2.1 liters
    Differential, Rear  »  1.5 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  8. Chassis Lubrication

  9. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  38 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 26 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 26 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter WIX 51324 Oil Filter [1]
    Air Filter WIX 46323 Air Filter [2]
    Fuel Filter WIX 33481 Fuel Filter [2]

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals; ZR-1 (SubModel)
    [2] ZR-1 (SubModel)
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ATM 10W-30 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ATM)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLT 10W-30 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLT)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OET 10W-30 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OET)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
MTF 5W 30 Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid (MTF)

AMSOIL Synthetic Synchromesh Transmission Fluid (MTF) is a premium quality synthetic lubricant designed to surpass the most demanding lubrication requirements of manual transmissions and transaxles where non-extreme pressure fluids are used. Packa...
AGL SEVERE GEAR 80W-90 (AGL)

A multi-functional lubricant designed to surpass the requirements of equipment and automotive applications calling for an SAE 80W-90 viscosity grade. Formulated with wax-free synthetic base oils and high-quality additives, AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® res...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVT 75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, commercial use and racing. Protects gears and bearings from scoring and wea...
PSF Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (PSF)

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid provides excellent wear protection. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity and reduced friction, resulting in cooler operating temperatures, longer component life and quieter operation....
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
GLC Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease NLGI #2 (GLC)

AMSOIL Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease is qualified against the highest grease standards and designed for multiple-use applications. Composed of premium-quality synthetic base oils and calcium sulfonate complex thickeners, Multi-Purpose Grease provide...
GWR Synthetic Water Resistant Grease NLGI#2 (GWR)

Superior Lubrication and Protection in Automotive and Industrial Applications With Extensive Exposure to Water Package sizes include: 3-oz. Cartridges (not sold individually, comes in a pack of 3) 3-oz. Cartridges (case of 10) 14-oz. Cartri...
GRG DOMINATOR Synthetic Racing Grease (GRG)

Exceptional High-Speed/High-Temperature Performance. AMSOIL DOMINATOR® Synthetic Racing Grease is engineered to protect high-performance bearings and chassis components in racing applications operated on snow, dirt, water or track. Package siz...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix fuel filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Chassis
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The frame of a vehicle to which the body attaches.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel tank, cap & lines
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A reservoir for the vehicle's fuel.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Spark plug wires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge the spark plug(s).
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
1
Parts Units:
8
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Automatic transmission filter(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A component in most automatic transmissions that is fitted over the fluid intake, usually in the pan, that prevents debris and other contaminants from circulating throughout the transmission's inner workings and potentially causing unnecessary wear or damage. Some transmissions use a reusable metal or nylon mesh-type screen in place of a disposable filter.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1993-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9313110
NHTSA Item Number:
39547

Component Description: Visibility:glass, side/rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Rear lift window hard to open/hinge loose to glass. ( nhtsa item number - 39547 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
010729004
NHTSA Item Number:
622763

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding corvette zf six speed manual transmission. Nlm ( nhtsa item number - 622763 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01697
NHTSA Item Number:
10006297

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: No serial data communications using the tech 1 with a 1986 or newer camaro, firebird or corvette with a 5. 0 or 5. 7 litre engine. Sit bulletin 1450640. ( nhtsa item number - 10006297 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-08-01
Bulletin Number:
020730024A
NHTSA Item Number:
634999

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnosis of cracked or broken transmission case. ( nhtsa item number - 634999 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
AM GENERAL, BUICK, CADILLAC, CHEVROLET, GMC, JAGUAR, LAND ROVER, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
88, 98, 6000, ALLANTE, ASTRO, AVALANCHE, AVALANCHE 1500, AVALANCHE 2500, BERETTA, BLAZER, BONNEVILLE, BRAVADA, C1500, C1500 PICKUP, C2500, C2500 PICKUP, C3500, C3500 PICKUP, CABALLERO, CALAIS, CAMARO, CAPRICE, CAVALIER, CELEBRITY, CENTURY, CIMARRON, CITATION, CORSICA, CORVETTE, CUTLASS, CUTLASS CALAIS, CUTLASS CIERA, CUTLASS SUPREME, DEFENDER 110, DEFENDER 90, DELTA 88, DEVILLE, EL CAMINO, ELDORADO, ELECTRA, ESCALADE, EXPRESS 1500, EXPRESS 2500, EXPRESS 3500, FIERO, FIREBIRD, FIRENZA, FLEETWOOD, G10, G15, G1500, G20, G25, G2500, G30, G35, GRAND AM, GRAND PRIX, HUMMER, IMPALA, J2000, K1500, K2500, K3500, LEMANS, LESABRE, LUMINA, MONTE CARLO, OMEGA, P20, P25, P30, P3500, PARISIENNE, PHOENIX, R1500, R2500, R3500, REATTA, REGAL, RIVIERA, S-TYPE, S10 PICKUP, SAFARI, SAVANA 1500, SAVANA 2500, SAVANA 3500, SEVILLE, SIERRA 1500, SIERRA 1500 HD, SIERRA 2500, SIERRA 2500 HD, SIERRA 3500, SIERRA DENALI, SILVERADO 1500, SILVERADO 2500, SILVERADO 2500 HD, SILVERADO 3500, SKYHAWK, SKYLARK, SOMERSET, SONOMA, SUBURBAN, SUNBIRD, TAHOE, TORONADO, TYPHOON, V10 PICKUP, V1500, V1500 SUBURBAN, V20 PICKUP, V2500, V2500 SUBURBAN, V30 PICKUP, V3500 PICKUP, VANDEN PLAS, XJ12, XJ6, XJ8, XJR, XJRS, XJS, XK8, XKR, YUKON, YUKON DENALI, YUKON XL 1500, YUKON XL 2500
Year(s):
1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Manufacturer:
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
NHTSA ID:
06E043000
Recall Date:
May 19th, 2006
Units Affected:
88,303

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline.

Summary: Certain replacement fuel filters, fram brand name p/n g3727, with date codes x52911 through x60801 sequentially or x600141 and a mexico country or origin marking on the fuel filter housing manufactured from october 18, 2005, through march 21, 2006, sold for use on the vehicles listed above and on certain school buses. (to see the school bus engine sizes, click on "document search" and then "bus applications"). The connector on the fuel filter was not manufactured to honeywell's specification. As a result, the o-ring may not seat correctly on the fuel line. .

Conequence: This condition may cause an inadequate seal at the connection, potentially leading to a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur. .

Remedy: Honeywell will notify owners and replace the fuel filters free of charge. The recall began on october 18, 2006. Owners may contact fram customer service at 1-800-890-2075 (option 1). .

Notes: This recall only pertains to aftermarket fram fuel filters and has no relation to any original equipment installed on the vehicles listed. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

#
2
Make(s):
AM GENERAL, BUICK, CADILLAC, CHEVROLET, GMC, OLDSMOBILE, PONTIAC
Model(s):
APOLLO, ASTRE, BELAIR, BLAZER, BONNEVILLE, C10, C10 SUBURBAN, C1500, C20, C2500, C30, C3500, CABALLERO, CAMARO, CAPRICE, CENTURY, CORVETTE, CUSTOM CRUISER, CUTLASS, CUTLASS CALAIS, CUTLASS CRUISER, CUTLASS SUPREME, DELTA 88, EL CAMINO, ESCALADE, EXPRESS 1500, EXPRESS 2500, EXPRESS 3500, FIREBIRD, FLEETWOOD, G10, G1500, G20, G2500, G30, G3500, GRAND AM, GRAND LEMANS, GRAND PRIX, HUMMER, IMPALA, JIMMY, K1500, K20, K2500, K30, K3500, LAGUNA, LEMANS, LESABRE, MALIBU, MONTE CARLO, MONZA, NOVA, OMEGA, P10, P1500, P20, P2500, P30, P3500, PARISIENNE, PHOENIX, R10, R1500, R20, R2500, R30, R3500, REGAL, ROADMASTER, SAVANA 1500, SAVANA 2500, SAVANA 3500, SIERRA 1500, SIERRA 2500, SIERRA 3500, SILVERADO 1500, SILVERADO 2500, SKYLARK, SPRINT, STARFIRE, SUNBIRD, TAHOE, V1500, V1500 SUBURBAN, V20 SUBURBAN, V2500, V2500 SUBURBAN, V3500, VEGA, VENTURA
Year(s):
1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Manufacturer:
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
NHTSA ID:
07E088000
Recall Date:
October 24th, 2007
Units Affected:
121,680

Affected Component: Equipment.

Summary: Certain honeywell fram racing brand hp4 and hp8 oil filters that were manufactured from may 25, 2006, through september 14, 2007, and sold for use as replacement equipment for vehicles list above. The affected filters are marked with a date code a61451 through a72571 sequentially. The date code and part number appear on the filter housing. Fram racing hp4 and hp8 oil filters not bearing a date code in this range are not affected by this recall. The gasket of the oil filter becomes more pliable under high temperatures and pressures. .

Conequence: This condition may cause inadequate sealing and loss of engine oil, possibly resulting in a fire. .

Remedy: Honeywell will replace the affected oil filters free of charge. The recall began during november 2007. Owners can contact fram customer service toll-free at 1-800-890-2075. .

Notes: Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

#
3
Make(s):
CHEVROLET
Model(s):
CORVETTE
Year(s):
1990
Manufacturer:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA ID:
90V008000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
213

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Summary: Fuel feed and return line connectors have incorrect line end flare configurations. .

Conequence: Line ends could crack causing a fuel leak that could result in an engine compartment fire. .

Remedy: Install new fuel lines with correct end flare configuration. .

Notes: System: fuel lines. Vehicle description: passenger cars with lt5 engines. .

#
4
Make(s):
CHEVROLET
Model(s):
CORVETTE
Year(s):
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Manufacturer:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA ID:
91V143000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
231,833

Affected Component: Seat belts:front:anchorage.

Summary: Under certain vehicle operations and occupant usage conditions, the safety belts can lockup or jam in the safety belt retractor. .

Conequence: If lockup occurs, it is impossible to pull belt out ofthe retractor. The occupant of a seat with an unusable safety belt issubject to increased risk of injury or death in the event of a sudden stop oraccident. .

Remedy: Replace the safety belts if the lockup occurs. .

Notes: System: safety belts. Vehicle description: passenger cars. .

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