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  1. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I'm looking to find where I can buy SAE-0W-30 dexos1 full synthetic for when the winter nears. Any suggested places or links?
  2. General Discussion
    So I'm about to pull off the dealer lot next week with my brand new 2019 Cruze RS and I want to go directly to Valvoline and get Full Synthetic put in. Anybody have any reasons why this is NOT the best idea? I feel like it's a good plan.
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Fram just recently released a synthetic oil filter for the Gen 1 1.4 turbo Cruze. I found it for about 14 dollars at Walmart. Fram claims 99% efficiency all the way down to 20 microns. Just by looking at the filter, it appears to be much better made than the OEM Hengst. The Fram is completely...
  4. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    My mom has had a 2012 chevy cruze 1.4L Turbo LT 6 years and she bought pre-owned at 25k miles. Recently found out she has been using conventional oil for the last 40k miles since then and has had it done ever 3k miles at the locate Walmart. Reminder her to look at the manual to show she needed...
  5. General Discussion
    I know there are many very informative posts out here related to oil. Very informative, but I’ve made no conclusive headway in a situation I have. I purchased a used 2013 with only 32,000 kms (20,000 miles) on it. I’ve put 10000 kms (6,000 miles). The dealership changed the oil at purchase using...
  6. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I read this post "Engine Oil - 1.4L Turbo Despite what your oil life monitor tells you, do not go past 6,000 miles on GM's ACDELCO DEXOS1 oil. Our oil testing analysis has shown that the oil is toast by 6,500 miles under light driving. With a turbo that exceeds 500 degrees F on a regular basis...
  7. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    We recently bought my wife a 2015 Cruze LT w/ Turbo. This is the first time I've delt with a car that has the cartridge style oil filter, I'm used to the canister style. I'm thinking about using an extended life synthetic oil with this car but it seems like there aren't many extended life oil...
  8. Gen1 Service Issues
    The dealers in my area are now only offering a full synthetic oil with there tire rotation oil change specials. I have always run the synthetic blend they offered before. I am am little concerned with starting to run full synthetic because isn't it true once you put full synthetic in a car you...
  9. Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    I'm currently sitting at 52K miles, and at 46K I changed the oil to AMSOIL with an A\C Delco filter. The oil life percentage is at 3% now. How far has anyone here gone on AMSOIL? Using their oil in my prior gas or diesel trucks, I'd routinely push 15,000 miles on one change, with nothing...
  10. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey guys, before you read. Just know i am a big amsoil fan and use the full syn sig series in my 2014 1.4t auto i buy my amsoil from a friendly reputable napa repair center i'll leave anonymous. However everytime i go in to buy the 5w-30 full syn, the manager continually tries to downsell me to...
  11. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I have a fully synthetic oil which I use for my 1.4 turbo driven Cruze. How many years can that oil sit before I have to throw it out? The reason I ask is that I am buying Platinum Pure Plus pure synthetic in 5 quart containers and only use 4.25 quarts per 7000 miles of driving. So I will...
  12. General Discussion
    I took my 2013 Chevy Cruze to a local dealer today and was shown to have a leaky oil pan gasket, which was repaired under warranty. I forgot to tell them that I use full synthetic oil and they filled it back up with synthetic blend. Will this cause any problems and if not, how soon should I have...
  13. General Discussion
    So many conflicting answers to this question. I just passed my 24/24 maintainance so i will be doing my own oil changes and want to use full synthetic oil. Recommended weight and change interval opinions would help greatly..Thanks guys
  14. Titan Synthetics
    An excellent read from a source you wouldn't expect me to promote. http://www.worldpac.com/pdfs/motul_SYNINAMcar08_v1.2-Colour.pdf Like AMSOIL, Motul is a blender of some very fine lubricants, many of which are true synthetics. They acknowledge the benefit between Group 3 "synthetic" oils and...
  15. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hi there, i'm new here so i hope i'm asking this question in the right place. I have my 2014 Ecotech Cruze for over 2 months now, and i changed the engine oil after around 5000 km (3000 miles), i read on different forums that the best oil grade for the cruze is 5w30, but the service center...
  16. Titan Synthetics
    The intention of this thread is to raise awareness on the benefits of true synthetic oils, and to attempt to some degree to teach a bit of history, a bit of background, and a bit technical information regarding lubrication for those who would like to expand their knowledge without spending as...
  17. Gen1 Powertrain
    Some of you have heard me talk about synthetic oils, and Lubes n Greases magazine recently wrote an article on it. 2014_08 - August 2014 - LNG Just how "synthetic" is your "full synthetic" oil when "synthetic" is nothing more than a marketing term?
  18. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I wanted to create a post specifically about this so people understand just why I keep telling everyone that a full synthetic oil is absolutely necessary for turbocharged vehicles like the Chevy Cruze 1.4T and why owners who run a GM spec semi-synthetic oil at even lower oil drain intervals are...
  19. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Just curious if this is correct, my local dealership has synthetic oil change for 64.95, and the dexos for 94.95. I was under the understanding that synthetic was more expensive to get then dexos? It's a new dealership, so may be a typo in the add. Any info would be appreciated.
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