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Hi everyone,

I made a pretty foolish mistake when I went for an oil change few days ago. I went for the first oil change with the '11 cruze lt 1.4 turbo (first since I bought it), and the guy at the service told me that Cruzes need synthetic oil. I tought that he is just trying to squeeze some more money out of my pocket so I told him just to go with the conventional oil. (I am not really experienced with car servicing).

Today I was reading some Cruze stuff on the internet and I read about this Dexos certified oils that cruzes need because of the turbo and realized that I was wrong for going with regular oil.

So my question is how bad is it that I have regular oil now, should I go and change to synthetic asap or it can do with this one until next oil change is due?
 

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And dont go by the oil life monitor.
 

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Agree with extreme. To the op there is a nice thread by a GM mechanic here that the gas Cruzes are blowing turbos. Just go 2500 miles or so and change with full synthetic. I am sure there is a step by step procedure sticky here how to change yourself. Your car doesn't have a spin on filter it's a cartridge on top side of engine. Should be pretty easy to change if you are mechanic inclined.
 

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Hi everyone,

I made a pretty foolish mistake when I went for an oil change few days ago. I went for the first oil change with the '11 cruze lt 1.4 turbo (first since I bought it), and the guy at the service told me that Cruzes need synthetic oil. I tought that he is just trying to squeeze some more money out of my pocket so I told him just to go with the conventional oil. (I am not really experienced with car servicing).

Today I was reading some Cruze stuff on the internet and I read about this Dexos certified oils that cruzes need because of the turbo and realized that I was wrong for going with regular oil.

So my question is how bad is it that I have regular oil now, should I go and change to synthetic asap or it can do with this one until next oil change is due?
No worries,
 
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