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    GM DEXOS 2 spec oil

    What is your opinion on fully syntehtic DEXOS 2 spec 5W30 oil sold by GM dealers for use in diesel vehicles? is this decent quality oil to be used in Cruze diesel engine? In terms of maintaining the engine warranty, this oil is what GM prefers that we use. The price from my local GM dealer with the discount I get is not bad for this oil - under $ 6/quart. Because this engine eneds just over 5 quarts with the oild filter change, you need to get 6 quarts of oil per oil change. I used this oil for my first oil change. The total cost of 6 quarts of oil and the AC oil filter was about $ 45.

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    I didn't like how the dealer oil change acted in my gas. It went bye bye in 200 miles.

    You can buy Pennzoil at walmart cheaper. 5 quart jugs. I'm not seeing dexos2 on their websight though.

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    The individually bottled Dexos2 5w30 is a decent quality oil.I believe it's a Castrol bottling. It meets numerous desirable diesel oil specs.

    But Pennzoil Euro L does too, and it's almost always less than $5qt at Walmart if bought in 5qt jugs. If you want a Dexos2 oil, and want to keep the cost low, it's probably the best, most widely available oil.

    Other products like Amsoil, and a select few others are likely far more capable of running extended oil change intervals....But you need to be willing to run them long intervals to make the cost work.

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    I have been looking everywhere for the Dexos2 oil and have not been able to find it anywhere, I need to change my oil next week, will probably have to go the dealer route to get the oil.

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    You can purchase the Pennzoil Euro oil on Walmart Website and get it delivered to your door in a couple days if it is not in your local store
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalminer View Post
    I have been looking everywhere for the Dexos2 oil and have not been able to find it anywhere, I need to change my oil next week, will probably have to go the dealer route to get the oil.
    https://www.walmart.com/search/?quer...oil%20euro%20l
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    Ugh Pennzoil...... Im a Castrol guy, Mobil 1 would even be ok. I called the dealer, they are having a special, 3 oil changes and tire rotations for 189, an individual oil change would be 65 plus 20 for the rotation. I think I am going to just go with the package. I like to change my own oil but really dont have a place to do it, the park I live in would probably not like it if I changed it in my driveway.
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    Castrol web site recommends Castrol Edge C3. Make sure "your guy" uses the correct oil. I've had "That Guy" put crap in when he said "Sure it's DEXOS2". I've had no problem with the Pennzoil. Those old favorite companies has been outdated BS for years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coalminer View Post
    Ugh Pennzoil...... Im a Castrol guy, Mobil 1 would even be ok.
    I have to ask: Why do you care?

    I'm always an amateur study of people's brand preferences. One area where I just can't figure out why people care is motor oil. So, serious question: Why do you care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Allen View Post
    I have to ask: Why do you care?

    I'm always an amateur study of people's brand preferences. One area where I just can't figure out why people care is motor oil. So, serious question: Why do you care?
    You should care. We all care. Because different oils act differently.

    I won't use dealer oil because the car takes too long to cool down and mileage was 6 lower then what I use.

    Then there's fuel dilution. Do you want your oil filled with gas?

    How good does it clean the engine. Quaker used to be notorious for going 3,000 miles and still looking fresh while Pennz would be black. Black means it's cleaning the insides. While still looking fresh wasn't doing anything to clean.

    So you might wanna rethink that comment as to why people care what oil they use. Although most of you don't know to look for those little idiocies. Some of us do.

    I drove one semi that only liked delo400 or mobile delvac. Anything else caused the motor to sound like a tank blowing up. Ran hotter. Lowered economy. Longer to cool down. And leaked through the gaskets. One oil I used was REALLY bad at gasket leaks. It was also good for blowing heads because the engine ran hotter. And couldn't make that climb from Phoenix to Flagstaff.
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