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Here is a list of oils that more then meet the specs for our car .

Mobil 1 ESP 5w30/5w-40

Castrol GAU 052 195 M2 SAE 5W-30


Castrol G 052 195 1L SAE 5W-30

http://www.castrol.com/liveassets/bp_internet/castrol/castrol_switzerland/STAGING/local_assets/downloads/s/SLX_Professional_Powerflow_LonglifeIII_0709_d.pdf

VW 507.0 approved oil is "Mobil 1 ESP" which is available at most Auto Parts Store. The choice is yours. Any 507.0 approved oil will work just fine. ( use any oil that's only a "low SAPS" oil.) All low SAPS oils will be either VW 507.0 (5w30) or MB 229.51 (5w30 or 5w40) approved. This Applies to the CRTDI Cruze as well.


BP BP Visco 7000 Longlife III SAE 5W-30 - http://www.bplubricants.com/en/products/visco-7000-5w-30
http://lubsboutic.com/BP-VISCO-7000-/-5W30/en



Castrol Castrol SLX Professional Longlife III SAE 5W-30 rebranded to Edge Professional LL03(Long Life 03)

Brick and Mortar
VW/Audi Dealers

Internet
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/507.00/
http://www.europaparts.com/general/fluids.html?subcategory=67
http://www.oilchangekits.com/lubricants/motor-oils.html?oil_weight=369
http://www.worldimpex.com/parts/genuine-part-oil-slx-professional-ll03-1q-slx-50700_2660601.html
http://www.bimmerspecialist.com/parts



Denicol Denicol SYN Extra Long Life III SAE 5W-30 - http://www.denicol.be/eauto-olien.php
http://www.denicol.be/edealers.php



Elf Elf Solaris LLX SAE 5W-30 – Brand has been ended by manufacturer, same oil is now Total Quartz Ineo,http://www.lubricants.elf.com/lub/lubroot.nsf/VS_SWIPSA/0DA37104072C5408C12570960044ADEE?OpenDocument&UNI= 3E6316D95AAD3166C1256E7B005182C5&
http://www.kermatdi.com/servlet/the-105/Elf-Solaris-LLX-5w30/Detail



Fuchs TITAN GT1 PRO C-3
http://www.tunecanada.com/fuchs_titan_gt1_pro_c3_5w30_5l



Havoline Ultra V 5W30
http://lubsboutic.com/TEXACO-HAVOLINE-ULTRA-V-5W30/en



Liqui Moly Liqui Moly Pro-Engine M 600 SAE 5W-30



Liqui Moly Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 SAE 5W-30 -http://www.liqui-moly.de/liquimoly/produktdb.nsf/id/en_3706.html

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NAPA Auto Parts Stores

Internet
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/507.00/
http://www.europaparts.com/general/fluids.html?subcategory=67
http://www.oilchangekits.com/lubricants/motor-oils.html?oil_weight=369
http://www.worldimpex.com/
http://www.frsport.com/Liqui-Moly-5W30-Full-Synthetic-TopTec-4200-Engine-Oil-5-Liters-_p_27557.html
http://matrixsyntheticoils.com/store/euro_liqui_moly_motor_oils_auto.html#962
http://www.germanautoparts.com/Chemicals/Oil
http://shopping.boraparts.com/index.php?cPath=67_68&osCsid=k6atavkibf1dgf33ppoaq 46tf2



Meguin megol Motorenoel Compatible SAE 5W-30

http://www.meguin-shop.de/product_info.php?info=p3_megol-motorenoel-compatible-5w-30--5-liter.html



Mobil Mobil 1 ESP Formula SAE 5W-30 - http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Oils/Mobil_1_ESP_Formula_5W-30.aspx

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PepBoys Auto Stores
Mercedes Benz Dealers
O Reilly Auto Parts

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1188&ppt=C0252

Internet

http://www.avlube.com/mo1espfo5wvw.html
http://matrixsyntheticoils.com/store/page95.html
http://lubsboutic.com/epages/box9732.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box9732/Categories/"Huiles autos"/MOBIL_1
https://www.theoilhub.com/Mobil_1_ESP_FormulaM_5W40



Morris Lubricants Multilife V-MAX SAE 5W-30
http://www.morrislubricantsonline.co.uk/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=54



Motul Specific 504/507 - verified with Motul to have VW approval
http://www.europaparts.com/motul-spe...FYVgTAodjRgA8A
http://www.worldimpex.com/parts/motu...7_3432389.html
http://www.partshaus.com/motul-speci...e=partshaus_en
http://matrixsyntheticoils.com/store...ic_oil.html#67
http://shop.edoperformance.com/motul...ource=googleps
http://www.urotuning.com/Motul-5W-30...650-018812.htm
http://www.lubrispec.com/produit/OEM....00_507.00.php
Performance Oil Store - MOTUL Authorized Dealer
Home Page Search Motul ES#261369 Specific 504.00 / 507.00 Engine Oil (5w-30) - 1 Liter - 838711



Pennzoil Pennzoil Platinum VX SAE 5W-30 - http://www.pennzoil.com/motor-oil/pennzoil-platinum-full-synthetic-motor-oil/

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http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/PEN0/PLAT530VX/N1188.oap?ck=Search_N1188_-1_512&pt=N1188&ppt=C0252

Internet
http://matrixsyntheticoils.com/store/european_european_oem_approval_oils_list.html#882
http://www.specialtylubes.com/pennzoil-platinum-vx-sae-5w-30-6-quarts.html



Penzoil Ultra Euro L 5w30 - http://www.pennzoil.com/motor-oil/pennzoil-ultra-synthetic-oil/#Specifications
http://www.amazon.com/Pennzoil-550023013-Ultra-European-Synthetic/dp/B006A49J02/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_2
http://oilstore.stores.yahoo.net/peuleulfusym.html
http://matrixsyntheticoils.com/store/euro_pennzoil_ultra.html
https://www.theoilhub.com/Penn_Ultra...ll_Syn_Mot_Oil



Pentosin Pento Super Performance III SAE 5W-30 -http://pentosin.net/f_motoroil.asp

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CarQuest Auto Parts Stores -http://www.carquest.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Pentosin+Pento+Super+Performance+III+Motor +Oil+-+5W-30+Synthetic+Formula+Exceeds+API+SM+Specs+-+5+ltr__10151_-1_10651_315128_36219?acesApp=0
Internet
http://www.idparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2097
http://www.blauparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=J1A1510-A
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/507.00/
http://www.oilchangekits.com/lubricants/motor-oils.html?oil_weight=369
http://matrixsyntheticoils.com/store/euro_pentosin_motor_oils.html
http://shopping.boraparts.com/index.php?cPath=67_68&osCsid=k6atavkibf1dgf33ppoaq 46tf2



Quaker State Q Diesel Plus SAE 5W-30

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Pep Boys, availability varies
Dodge Dealers



Quaker State Q European Engine VX SAE 5W-30 aka
Quaker State Ultimate Durability European Engine 5W-30

https://www.theoilhub.com/QuakState_..._Euro_Eng_5W30



Ravenol - http://www.ravenol.de/products?l=en&part=402
http://www.blauparts.com/products.asp?cat=1134



Shell Helix Ultra Extra
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/Shell-Helix-Ultra-Extra-Engine-Oil-5W-30-5-Litre.aspx?pid=215346#Description
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-68973-shell-helix-ultra-extra-5w-30-premium-fully-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx
http://moto-oil.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=57_104
http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-accessories/engine-oils-and-car-fluids/engineoils/5w30-engine-oil/?521772221&0&cc5_247
http://lubsboutic.com/epages/box9732.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box9732/Categories/"Huiles autos"/SHELL



Sinopec Great Wall Ultra Gold V5457 SAE 5W-30



Statoil Statoil LazerWay LL SAE 5W-30



Total Total Quartz Ineo 504/507 SAE 5W-30 - http://www.totalus.com/lub/lubusa.nsf/VS_OPM/CF920CC51D290DB9C125732F006D719C?OpenDocument
Total US & Canada Distributor Locator - http://locator.totallubrifiants.com/geocoding/query.php?brand=4&lang=1&country=5

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/507.00/
http://www.europaparts.com/general/fluids.html?subcategory=67
http://www.oilchangekits.com/lubricants/motor-oils.html?oil_weight=369
http://www.autohausaz.com/
http://www.worldimpex.com/
http://www.performanceoilstore.com/products.asp?cat=10&pg=4
http://matrixsyntheticoils.com/store/total_motor_oils.html
http://www.dasautosport.com/khxc/ecom-prodshow/802233.html
http://www.bimmerspecialist.com/parts
http://www.precisiontuning.ca/catalog/index.php?cPath=43_47&osCsid=1c43ce158195c31669dfd 8ce680f3018
http://shopping.boraparts.com/index.php?cPath=67_68_226



Valvoline SynPower XL-III - http://www.valvolineeurope.com/english/products/engine_oils/synpower/cid(4983)/synpower_xl-iii_5w-30
http://www.topspeedautomotive.co.uk/index.php/fuels-oils/valvoline-synpower-xl-iii-5w-30-1-litre.html


If any one has questions , feel free to ask ..
 

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Here is a Post on the 5w-40 ESP oil From Mobil 1 ,just to give you guys an idea as why I say go with the 5w-40 .

First sample on engine with 128k miles.

11,070 miles on Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W-40 and a Mann filter.

2% BD plus about .75oz PS white per gallon fuel (every tank).

About 7,000 miles highway, 4,000 miles Houston commute on this interval (started using this car for work commute last August...prior to then, 98% of my miles were highway).

Al-----14
Cr-----1
Fe-----32
Cu-----5
Pb-----0
Sn-----0
Moly---77
Ni-----1
Mn----0
Ag----0
Ti-----0
K------11
B------88
Si-----4
Na----1
Ca----1147
Mg----9
P------772
Zn-----923
Ba-----0

cSt viscosity at 100C-----12.52
Flashpoint----------------410
Fuel----------------------Trace
Antifreeze %--------------0
Water %------------------0
Insolubles %--------------0.3
TBN----------------------2.3

I am digging this report!


The Mobil 1/ESP, 5w-30 and 5w-40 have the same basic additive chemistry, so they should hold up about the same. These VW 507.00 start with a TBN of only 6.0-6.5, so a low TBN after 10,000 miles is to be expected. However I haven't seen any sign of excessive lead or copper wear from any of these CBEA engines, which would indicate the oil is turning acidic.

I do think the idea of running service intervals significantly longer than 10k miles with these VW 507.00 oils is only possible under ideal conditions. They don't hold up like the API/CJ-4, HD diesel oils with starting TBN's > 10.0.
The wear metal levels in these new CRTDI's take at least 30,000 miles to stabilize. So it's really hard to flag anything as being "out of family" before then. I'd test again @ 30k and 50k miles and evaluate the trend from those.
 

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This is a great effort Manny.


Would you consider cross referencing the information in this sticky with the dexos2 registered products list?


GM dexos information center


As well, some of the oils you've listed are no longer on the retail market. (Elf withdrawn from the market. Total Quartz is now INEO MC3. Those are the two I know off the top of my head but your research may reveal others.) Updating the list to reflect what is on the shelf today will increase the relevancy of your work for the end user.
 

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The Key thing is to use a Low Ash oil this is ESP approved in the 5w-30 5w-40 . If it's BMW/Mercedes Benz/VW Approved , you will be way ahead of the game.
 

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Thanks Manny for the post!
 

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I know there are some links here, but has anyone found a good store to purchase dexos 2 approved oil at? I usually just purchase synthetic oil at Walmart and then take that to the dealer and tell them to use that. It saves me $20-30 and ensures that I get the correct oil instead of a service tech overlooking the synthetic on the paperwork and putting in conventional when I ask and pay for synthetic.

Walmart or Auto zone by me doesn't carry any dexos 2 yet

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Thanks but does not answer my question. You say low ash esp but the manual specifically says to use dexos 2 approved. I would not use any oil that does not say dexos 2 on the bottle because I don't want to risk voiding my warranty. If you have a problem with the engine and it is found that you used an oil that is not dexos 2 you could be screwed out of warranty and have to pay out of pocket for repairs. Keep it to spec and you'll be fine

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I know there are some links here, but has anyone found a good store to purchase dexos 2 approved oil at? I usually just purchase synthetic oil at Walmart and then take that to the dealer and tell them to use that. It saves me $20-30 and ensures that I get the correct oil instead of a service tech overlooking the synthetic on the paperwork and putting in conventional when I ask and pay for synthetic.

Walmart or Auto zone by me doesn't carry any dexos 2 yet

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I am looking since my first oil change that I do myself is coming up soon. I might opt to order online at this point.
 

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Several of us are using this dexos2 registered synthetic 5w30.


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Take a look at dexos2 Brands | GM for a current list. There are a lot more now dexos 2 approved than there were when the Cruze CDT first hit the market.
 

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If you're looking for a particular weight oil you can key it in in the search box at the top of the list. That's how I found the 0W-30 oils I posted in another thread.
 

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I bought this oil from amazon.de
They ship to the US, no problem.
This is the Number 1 selling oil brand in Germany.
This is a Group III hydrocarbon synthetic oil.

Meets all GM preferences: 5w30 viscosity, Dexos2, and ACEP C3.

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