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  1. Gen2 Powertrain
    Didn’t find a thread dedicated to Gen 2 Uoa so here goes. I am way out of warranty so that is no concern of mine. Also southern climate so few low temps. I consider Amsoil 10W30 the best option for my driving conditions.
  2. General Discussion
    Sent a sample of my oil to Blackstone Laboratories for analysis. My oil had 7315 miles on it and the car was telling me it was time for an oil change. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT turbo with 39 258 miles. Car has always run on Mobil 1 full synthetic oil and OEM oil filters. I always change the oil...
  3. Gen1 Powertrain
    Here's a screen cap I took of my first UOA at 6500 miles, along with an Eco UOA at 6500 and another LS UOA at 6500. The order is: Rocco611's 2012 Eco --> ScaredPoet's 2011 LS --> My 2014 LS So I'm wondering, which of these would you prefer to see on your car? I think ScaredPoet's is the...
  4. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Acronyms: OCI = Oil Change Interval (mileage between changes) OLM = Oil Life Monitor (in car oil change indicator) UOA = Used Oil Analysis (analysis of used oil tested for oil performance, contaminants, wear particles etc.) VOA = Virgin Oil Analysis (analysis of new un-used oil, gives a...
  5. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Here goes, my first ever UOA. Mobil 1 5W-30 SN in a 2012 Cruze Eco MT, 1.4L Turbo, from April to December 2013 Eastern Ontario, Canada, climate. 12,000 km (~7,500 mi) on the oil, in service from 16,800 km to 28,800 km (~17,900 mi) at time of change. OLM read 35% oil life remaining, suggesting a...
  6. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    I am planning on sending my oil to be analyzed by Blackstone after my next change. I switched to Mobil 1 5W 30 ESP on my first change. My question is, has anyone with the CTD using Mobil 1 5W 30 ESP sent out their oil to be tested? I plan to change it around 7500 and see how the oil is...
  7. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    XR's synthetic oil thread prompted this question in my thoughts. I looked and didn't see a thread devoted to UOA for the 1.4L turbo motor. If I missed it, my apologies. If one does not exist, here's one. Has anyone had a UOA done on their 1.4L Cruze motor? If so, how about posting the...
  8. General Discussion
    I was poking around the Blackstone web page and noticed that they offer volume discounts. Their one off charge is $25 - but this drops to as low as $16 for quantities of 100. Order Now Many here seem interested in motor oil - including Manny. So by way of this thread I'm soliciting...
  9. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    When I started with Amsoil in this car I expected more miles but it seems these motors produce a lot of acid. The limiting factor was the TBN which is the factor of how well the oil neutralizes the acid from the combustion process. The oil was still usable but getting low so I changed it. Notice...
  10. Gen1 Service Issues
    Just got the oil analysis back from Blackstone labs. Oil was the factory fill and changed at just over 6000 miles. I was concerned that I might need to change the oil frequently because of the turbo and was a little hesistant to rely on the oil life reminder/calculator. Motor oil has gotten to...
  11. Gen1 Powertrain
    here is my oil analysis this was my second oil change I changed the factory fill around 3,000 miles had 20% life left on the OLM
  12. General Discussion
    I was reading through one day just how many inquiries we get about modifications for fuel economy and costs of different trims paying themselves back or if the Cruze will even help the financial situation of lurkers relative to their current cars. Then I thought, why test it out on a...
  13. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Miles on Engine 19,443 10,200 Miles on Sample 9212 7071 Date 5/5/12 1/11/12 ALUMINUM 11 11 CHROMIUM 0 0 IRON 23 27 COPPER 6 19 LEAD 2 2 TIN 0 1 MOLYBDENUM 30 45 NICKEL 0 1 MANGANESE 1 1 SILVER 0 0 TITANIUM 0 0 POTASSIUM 2 0 BORON 97 9 SILICON 6 10 SODIUM 6 6...
  14. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    For those who may be interest here are the results of my used oil analysis taken at 10,000 miles on the oil. All of samples were taken using a special pump through the dipstick. For those who might not know what this information means this is a good website to help you out. Engine Oil...
  15. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    For those who may be interest here are the results of the first and second oil analysis taken for my Cruze. Both samples were taken using a special pump through the dipstick. The oil both samples were taken from is still in use. For those who might not know what this information means this...
  16. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Sorry somehow it double posted the same thread and I can't find a way to delete the extra one. I deleted the contents of this one in order to keep the comments to only one of the threads.
  17. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    For those who may be interest here is the results of the first oil analysis taken for my Cruze. The sample was taken using a special pump through the dipstick. For those who might not know what this information means this is a good website to help you out. Engine Oil Analysis - Bob is the Oil...
  18. Fuel Economy
    Ok here is the deal!!! I have been reading about the whole higher octane fuel and better mileage blah blah blah.... In Canada we have 10% ethanol in our 87 octane, our 89 octane only has 5% ethanol so we know that 89 octane will get better mileage cause it has less ethanol. I would like to...
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