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#3156392 - 10/15/13 10:10 AM 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil
CMB Offline


Registered: 03/05/08
Posts: 70
Loc: SE Michigan
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.
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#3156396 - 10/15/13 10:17 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4349
Loc: Iowa
DEXOS 2 is a diesel engine spec. However, good luck finding a 5w30 DEXOS 2 oil in the US besides the dealer AC Delco.

GM does allow you to use a engine oil meeting ACEA C3 if you cant find a DEXOS 2 in 5w-30. Not sure how much that will help the search.

"Use of Substitute Engine Oils if
dexos2 is unavailable: In the event
that dexos2-approved engine oil is
not available at an oil change or for
maintaining proper oil level, you
may use substitute engine oil that
meets ACEA C3 of the appropriate
viscosity grade."
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#3156404 - 10/15/13 10:24 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
A_Harman Offline


Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 4473
Loc: Michigan
Believe it. dexos2 is GM's spec for passenger car diesel oils in Europe. When we were planning some tests on their passenger car diesel, GM sent us Mobil Super 3000 Formula G in 5-gallon cans. It's low ash to protect the DPF, and is dexos2 licensed. I don't know how available it is in the US. I had to download the spec sheet from Mobil's UK site.


Edited by A_Harman (10/15/13 10:25 AM)
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#3156410 - 10/15/13 10:32 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 1433
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For what it's worth, oils like Castrol SLX Professional 5W-30 and Mobil1 ESP Formula 5W-30 meet the ACEA C3 requirement.
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#3156422 - 10/15/13 10:51 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
WishIhadatruck Offline


Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 1295
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Not sure how many of these are available here in the USA.

http://www.gmdexos.com/licensedbrands/dexos2licensedbrands.html
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#3156456 - 10/15/13 11:24 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Registered: 05/09/05
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Loc: Chicago / IN
Castrol Edge Professional OE 5W-30 is on that list. You can get it at VW and BMW dealers. It's $6.50-8 / qt. How much is the AC Delco oil?
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#3156459 - 10/15/13 11:26 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Castrol Edge 5W-40
AAP has it on sale with now 5 quarts and a Fram Ultra filter for 29.99....? not bad


Edited by Brybo86 (10/15/13 11:27 AM)
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#3156514 - 10/15/13 11:58 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
Chriznat20@msn.com Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 882
Loc: Michigan
So people will:

1.) Pay a premium for a diesel engine in the Cruze

2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline here in Michigan

3.) Have to buy Dexos2 oil at the dealer for $6-$8+ per QUART

What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?


Edited by Chriznat20@msn.com (10/15/13 11:58 AM)
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#3156551 - 10/15/13 12:26 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
pavelow Offline


Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Orange Park, FL
Originally Posted By: CMB
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.
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#3157082 - 10/15/13 08:41 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 7043
Loc: Florida
I am fairly certain that many European brands carry Dexos 2, because GM has sold so many diesels in Europe over so many years.
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#3157587 - 10/16/13 10:41 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
zloveraz Offline


Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 856
Loc: Plano, TX
2014 Cruze doesn't have the VM Diesel engine it has the GM VCDi "Z" family engine.

However still require the same oil cert, DEXOS 2.
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#3158727 - 10/17/13 11:42 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
m37charlie Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 1147
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
So people will:



2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline here in Michigan



What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?


Where I live diesel is a few cents more than mid octane gasoline and cheaper than the highest octane gasoline.

Charlie
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#3158859 - 10/17/13 01:32 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
Bangagong Offline


Registered: 07/22/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
So people will:

1.) Pay a premium for a diesel engine in the Cruze

2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline here in Michigan

3.) Have to buy Dexos2 oil at the dealer for $6-$8+ per QUART

What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?
For me with my Jetta TDi, the fuel economy gains only slightly justify the gasoline-diesel cost per gallon (diesel is often the most expensive fuel here in south Florida). However, the 10K OCIs even out the oil cost and my labor. The biggest selling point with a diesel is what it always has been . . . TORQUE. I'll take my torquey TDi any day over a limp gas car claiming similar economy (45 mpg highway).
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#3159021 - 10/17/13 04:13 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
2oldtommy Offline


Registered: 10/29/06
Posts: 838
Loc: Ohio
Looks like Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40 is on the dexos2 list. I believe this is available at many Walmarts IIRC. Check it out. FWIW

Oldtommy

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#3159236 - 10/17/13 07:27 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: pavelow]
stchman Offline


Registered: 09/25/13
Posts: 517
Loc: St. Louis, MO
Originally Posted By: pavelow
Originally Posted By: CMB
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


I know, I wish people would call the engine and engine.

In the automotive world, motors are electric and engines are internal combustion. I will get people that will spit out the Webster's Dictionary definition for motor, this is why I preface "automotive world".

When you say "motor" and you refer to a Prius, which motor are they talking about?
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#3159241 - 10/17/13 07:29 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
stchman Offline


Registered: 09/25/13
Posts: 517
Loc: St. Louis, MO
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
So people will:

1.) Pay a premium for a diesel engine in the Cruze

2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline here in Michigan

3.) Have to buy Dexos2 oil at the dealer for $6-$8+ per QUART

What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?


The Cruze diesel gets better fuel economy than a Cruze Eco, and most people report that they are getting ~50MPG on the highway with a Cruze diesel and some are lucky to get the 42MPG that the Cruze Eco gets.
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#3159247 - 10/17/13 07:32 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: 2oldtommy]
stchman Offline


Registered: 09/25/13
Posts: 517
Loc: St. Louis, MO
Originally Posted By: 2oldtommy
Looks like Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40 is on the dexos2 list. I believe this is available at many Walmarts IIRC. Check it out. FWIW

Oldtommy


And that's the WRONG viscosity for the Cruze diesel. The Cruze diesel calls for dexos2 5W-30.
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#3159249 - 10/17/13 07:33 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
cruzediesel Offline


Registered: 10/17/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Long time listener first time caller

I took delivery of a 2014 diesel Cruze TD four weeks ago. It is powered by a GM Family B 2.0 diesel. This engine is designed by Fiat and is manufactured in Germany. This is mated to an Aisin AF40-6 automatic transmission.

The car currently just turned over 2000 miles and achieved 52 MPG on the last tank of fuel (hand calculated). This was purchased for my wife’s commute of about 100 miles per day round trip 90% highway. The car came with 24,000 miles of free maintenance which includes oil changes. I inquired with the dealer and they will indeed be using Mobil Super 3000 Formula G 5W30 for the free oil changes. They were also aware of the fact that the Dexos 2 oil is not readily available in the US. I was told that as long as the oil is ACEA C3 and also 5W30 there would be no warranty issues (Powertrain is 5Year/100,000 miles). There is a group of us waiting for a response from GM on this in writing.

I am still trying to determine which oil to run in this once the free changes are done, and it looks like the only restrictions are ACEA C3 and 5W30. I plan on doing UOAs once I figure out when I am going to run. In the meantime I will enjoy driving the little torque monster.
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#3159319 - 10/17/13 08:21 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
cruzediesel Offline


Registered: 10/17/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
One more quick thing. It also states in the manual that 0w30 can be used in cold temperatures to ease engine startup.
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#3159428 - 10/17/13 10:15 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: stchman]
99Saturn Offline


Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 1094
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: stchman
The Cruze diesel gets better fuel economy than a Cruze Eco, and most people report that they are getting ~50MPG on the highway with a Cruze diesel and some are lucky to get the 42MPG that the Cruze Eco gets.

Interesting... the vast majority of what I have heard regarding the ECO is preforming at or above the estimates, often well over 42 mpg.

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#3159437 - 10/17/13 10:24 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: pavelow]
friendly_jacek Offline


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 5561
Loc: southeast US
Originally Posted By: pavelow


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


LOL, engine = motor.

Like electric locomotive engine and motor boat.

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#3159618 - 10/18/13 07:06 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: m37charlie]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11782
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: m37charlie
Where I live diesel is a few cents more than mid octane gasoline and cheaper than the highest octane gasoline.

OT, but in your neck of the woods, do you get a seasonal difference in diesel prices? Here, diesel is cheaper than gasoline in the summer, but when fall hits, the price of diesel jumps above that of gas (but usually still less than premium).
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#3159847 - 10/18/13 12:04 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
m37charlie Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 1147
Loc: Alaska
yes, #1 diesel is a bit more expensive (but less dense) than #2.

Charlie
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#3160545 - 10/19/13 08:18 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: friendly_jacek]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 865
Loc: Central Virginia
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
Originally Posted By: pavelow


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


LOL, engine = motor.

Like electric locomotive engine and motor boat.


Why, haven't you ever heard of an engine boat lol?
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#3160926 - 10/19/13 04:40 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: friendly_jacek]
adamrc Offline


Registered: 06/04/05
Posts: 165
Loc: Nashville, TN
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
Originally Posted By: pavelow


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


LOL, engine = motor.

Like electric locomotive engine and motor boat.


Maybe we should rename this category in the forum since it's titled "Passenger Car Motor Oil". We could rename it to "Passenger Car Engine Oil".

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#3162734 - 10/21/13 02:52 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: stchman]
Chriznat20@msn.com Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 882
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: stchman
The Cruze diesel gets better fuel economy than a Cruze Eco, and most people report that they are getting ~50MPG on the highway with a Cruze diesel and some are lucky to get the 42MPG that the Cruze Eco gets.


Thats interesting because those people obviously have never heard of or reported their mileage to Fuelly.com :
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/2014

There is like 1 person with a 2014 Cruze Diesel who is reporting 51.1mpg average. The rest of the diesel engine owners are averaging mid-low 40's and below.

As a matter of fact, the majority of people with the Cruze diesel are reporting 39-40mpg or less - Hardly the 50mpg+ like you assert "most people" are reporting getting.


Edited by Chriznat20@msn.com (10/21/13 02:58 PM)
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#3163669 - 10/22/13 11:41 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
rhhsiao Offline


Registered: 01/13/12
Posts: 153
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
Originally Posted By: stchman
The Cruze diesel gets better fuel economy than a Cruze Eco, and most people report that they are getting ~50MPG on the highway with a Cruze diesel and some are lucky to get the 42MPG that the Cruze Eco gets.


Thats interesting because those people obviously have never heard of or reported their mileage to Fuelly.com :
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/2014

There is like 1 person with a 2014 Cruze Diesel who is reporting 51.1mpg average. The rest of the diesel engine owners are averaging mid-low 40's and below.

As a matter of fact, the majority of people with the Cruze diesel are reporting 39-40mpg or less - Hardly the 50mpg+ like you assert "most people" are reporting getting.


Not to be nitpicky, but it is possible they're getting 50MPG on the highway as stchman said compared to the other Cruze models. I assume the numbers presented on Fuelly are some combination of city/highway driving. Thus, if you compare the combined MPGs using gas vs diesel, you still tend to see the diesel models with higher average MPG which is likely being pulled upwards due to the highway cruising efficiency of a diesel. Additionally, you said "the majority of people" are reporting 39-40MPG or less. In fact, based on the link you provided, it's about 50/50 for people who have below 40MPG vs above 40MPG.

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#3163672 - 10/22/13 11:42 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
rrounds Offline


Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 476
Loc: SACRAMENTO, CA
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
Originally Posted By: stchman
The Cruze diesel gets better fuel economy than a Cruze Eco, and most people report that they are getting ~50MPG on the highway with a Cruze diesel and some are lucky to get the 42MPG that the Cruze Eco gets.


Thats interesting because those people obviously have never heard of or reported their mileage to Fuelly.com :
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/2014

There is like 1 person with a 2014 Cruze Diesel who is reporting 51.1mpg average. The rest of the diesel engine owners are averaging mid-low 40's and below.

As a matter of fact, the majority of people with the Cruze diesel are reporting 39-40mpg or less - Hardly the 50mpg+ like you assert "most people" are reporting getting.

Yes, I love Fuelly to see how the cars I'm looking at perform at the pump.
Looks like around 30.8 for 2014 gas engines.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/gas%20l4
and 41.3 for the 2014 diesel
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/diesel%20l4
That's 34% better mileage for the diesel.

ROD
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#3163704 - 10/22/13 12:15 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: rrounds]
99Saturn Offline


Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 1094
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: rrounds
Yes, I love Fuelly to see how the cars I'm looking at perform at the pump.
Looks like around 30.8 for 2014 gas engines.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/gas%20l4
and 41.3 for the 2014 diesel
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/diesel%20l4
That's 34% better mileage for the diesel.

ROD


One thing I noticed looking at these two links is the size of the datasets on the above links are much different:
2014 gas are 7 cars, 30 fuelups, and 8,300 miles tracked
2014 diesel are 23 cars, 222 fuelups, 95,000 miles

There may be some other factors at work - particularly talking about a dataset of 7 gas engines (miles on the car, drivers adjusting, to new cars, error from small dataset). The gas engines mpg estimates for 2013 and 2012 were 33.4 and 33.7 respectively.

The gas dataset is also going to have a variety of models which have EPA estimates as well as the different estimates for manual versus auto transmission.

I would think for the gas estimates any LS Auto is going to skew the average way down while the ECO Manual would bring it up, but then driving conditions would have to be accounted for too...I've seen the same debate brought up on the LS versus 1LT versus Eco cost to purchase vertsus cost of gas over he lifetime of the vehicle, at least to me it never seems a clear cut answer.

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#3165080 - 10/23/13 02:40 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: rrounds]
Chriznat20@msn.com Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 882
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: rrounds

Yes, I love Fuelly to see how the cars I'm looking at perform at the pump.
Looks like around 30.8 for 2014 gas engines.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/gas%20l4
and 41.3 for the 2014 diesel
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/diesel%20l4
That's 34% better mileage for the diesel.

ROD


ROD, Looking at the 2014 data from fuelly.com, its easy to see that 41.3mpg isn't for just diesel Cruzes, but ALL 2014's. Doh!

And the highest Cruze mpg from a diesel was 51.1mpg. But oops! That person is from Canada, eh? Imperial gallons. 51.1 IMPERIAL gallons = 42mpg in US gallons.

Anyways, moving forward...


Edited by Chriznat20@msn.com (10/23/13 02:43 PM)
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#3165273 - 10/23/13 05:23 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
rrounds Offline


Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 476
Loc: SACRAMENTO, CA
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
Originally Posted By: rrounds

Yes, I love Fuelly to see how the cars I'm looking at perform at the pump.
Looks like around 30.8 for 2014 gas engines.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/gas%20l4
and 41.3 for the 2014 diesel
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/diesel%20l4
That's 34% better mileage for the diesel.

ROD


ROD, Looking at the 2014 data from fuelly.com, its easy to see that 41.3mpg isn't for just diesel Cruzes, but ALL 2014's. Doh!

And the highest Cruze mpg from a diesel was 51.1mpg. But oops! That person is from Canada, eh? Imperial gallons. 51.1 IMPERIAL gallons = 42mpg in US gallons.

Anyways, moving forward...

You better look again, it says 23 diesel cars and if you count you will find 23 diesel Cruzes. The mpg is just for the diesel Cruze cars. If you add the gas engines the mpg will go down, not up.

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#3165507 - 10/23/13 08:33 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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So the diesel engine uses less fuel....
How much are people spending on DEF? If the car requires a large amount of it, it would make a huge difference in cost per mile.
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#3165542 - 10/23/13 08:55 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: cruzediesel]
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Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7912
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
So people will:

1.) Pay a premium for a diesel engine in the Cruze

2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline here in Michigan

3.) Have to buy Dexos2 oil at the dealer for $6-$8+ per QUART

What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?
Originally Posted By: cruzediesel
One more quick thing. It also states in the manual that 0w30 can be used in cold temperatures to ease engine startup.


Aren't they a really low emissions engine.

Originally Posted By: cruzediesel
One more quick thing. It also states in the manual that 0w30 can be used in cold temperatures to ease engine startup.



I wonder if devlac elite 222 0w-30 is on their approved list?
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#3166220 - 10/24/13 12:52 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
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Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
And the highest Cruze mpg from a diesel was 51.1mpg. But oops! That person is from Canada, eh? Imperial gallons. 51.1 IMPERIAL gallons = 42mpg in US gallons.

Anyways, moving forward...


I was in Canada last August, and bought fuel by the liter, not Imperial Gallons.
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#3166349 - 10/24/13 02:37 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: A_Harman]
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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
And the highest Cruze mpg from a diesel was 51.1mpg. But oops! That person is from Canada, eh? Imperial gallons. 51.1 IMPERIAL gallons = 42mpg in US gallons.

Anyways, moving forward...


I was in Canada last August, and bought fuel by the liter, not Imperial Gallons.


Correct, we don't use gallons. And when we convert from L/100Km to gallons we can certainly choose to do either Imperial or US gallons, it really isn't that difficult.... Its not like we are ONLY allowed to convert to Imperial or something crzy LOL!
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#3166388 - 10/24/13 03:09 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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What do most people think of in Canada when converting to gallons, standard or Imperial?
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#3166406 - 10/24/13 03:19 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: A_Harman]
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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
What do most people think of in Canada when converting to gallons, standard or Imperial?


US gallons AFAIK. Nobody uses Imperial.
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#3166985 - 10/25/13 01:05 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Canadian dealers typically cheat a bit by posting miles in imperial gal (4.5L/Gal) to get a more impressive fuel mileage chart on their car lots.

If it's go with Litres/km...then the reflected fuel mileage should be accurate so long as the proper US gal/mile to km conversion is done correctly.

Q.
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#3167002 - 10/25/13 02:08 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: OVERKILL]
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
US gallons AFAIK. Nobody uses Imperial.

Well, there are some. If it's an old codger who bought gas when it was still sold in Imperial gallons (I am not one of those, by the way wink ), then they'll use Imperial gallons. My Town Car, however, used American gallons if I switched off of metric.
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#3168703 - 10/26/13 07:24 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: artificialist]
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Originally Posted By: artificialist
So the diesel engine uses less fuel....
How much are people spending on DEF? If the car requires a large amount of it, it would make a huge difference in cost per mile.

I have no idea how much DEF the Cruze will use, but I've found it for $4.50 a gal.
My big concern is how long will the engine and drivetrain last?

If you have to rebuild the transmission every 100k miles, then its not cost effective. I like to see how the repair record goes for a car for the first few years before I put my cash down on a vehicle.

If the Cruze diesel gets good marks for reliability then it's resale will be higher than the gas model(with the same miles) to get you more money on the back side when you sell it.

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#3168849 - 10/26/13 10:17 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Brybo86]
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Originally Posted By: Brybo86
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AAP has it on sale with now 5 quarts and a Fram Ultra filter for 29.99....? not bad


It calls for 5w30. People need to stop default recommending a 40 weight oil for a diesel.

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#3168972 - 10/27/13 03:47 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: BlazerLT]
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Old habits are hard to break, though, and there are some real traps out there that will catch you. With this, at least, you expect something odd thanks to the dexos2 specification. I've seen diesel OPE with no interesting specifications that happens to call for a 10w-30 HDEO. A 40 grade has been the norm for so long, and without having a manual in one's hand, a 40 grade is a good guess, but no more than that.
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#3178270 - 11/04/13 02:04 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: artificialist]
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Originally Posted By: artificialist
So the diesel engine uses less fuel....
How much are people spending on DEF? If the car requires a large amount of it, it would make a huge difference in cost per mile.


DEF is cheap and the TDI Passat people usually top off at about 10k intervals for roughly 15-20 bucks. I'd imagine its similar in this motor.
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#3195353 - 11/23/13 01:36 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: stchman]
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#3196877 - 11/24/13 05:59 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Originally Posted By: CMB
I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.

But Dexos *2* is not standard oil. It's a diesel oil. Also GM is not the only one recommending 5w-30, since VW also recommends that same weight (carrying the VW 507 spec if I recall correctly).
So:
What's it like driving the new diesel Cruze? I would love to take one for a testdrive.

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#3196884 - 11/24/13 06:04 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
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"Engine" is the term used in physics too, not just automotive world. It is a shortened form of the terminology "Heat Engine" which describes conversion of a burning fuel into heat, which is then used to move a piston (or similar object). An electric motor or generator doesn't fit that definition, which is why the new words were invented.
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
1.) Pay a premium for a diesel engine. 2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline. 3.) Have to buy Dexos2 oil for $6-$8+ per QUART

What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?

Very little.
Since diesel MPGs have dropped from ~50 to ~42, and gasoline MPGs have risen from ~30 to ~42 (CruzeEco and others), there's very little point to buying a diesel instead of the gasser.


Edited by blackman777 (11/24/13 06:17 PM)

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#3196919 - 11/24/13 06:31 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: rrounds]
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Originally Posted By: rrounds
I have no idea how much DEF the Cruze will use, but I've found it for $4.50 a gal.

If I owned a Cruze Diesel I would run it dry of the DEF urea, and save some money. The car will keep running another 700 miles like that (albeit at a speed limit or 65).

CruzeEco customer MPGs stored at fueleconomy.gov show approximately 35 mpg. That's only a few shy of the diesel version, but runs on MUCH cheaper fuel. Doing some quick math, I have to ask: Where's the savings?

CruzeEco == 10 cents/mile
CruseTDI == 9 cents/mile + $5000 diesel premium over 200,000 miles (2.5 c/m) == 11.5 cents/mile





Edited by blackman777 (11/24/13 06:34 PM)

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#3197529 - 11/25/13 11:05 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: stchman]
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Originally Posted By: stchman
Originally Posted By: pavelow
Originally Posted By: CMB
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


I know, I wish people would call the engine and engine.

In the automotive world, motors are electric and engines are internal combustion. I will get people that will spit out the Webster's Dictionary definition for motor, this is why I preface "automotive world".

You "engine" guys need to straighten out the General Motors Corporation and the Ford Motor Company.

When you say "motor" and you refer to a Prius, which motor are they talking about?

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#3197580 - 11/25/13 11:35 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
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Originally Posted By: blackman777
Originally Posted By: rrounds
I have no idea how much DEF the Cruze will use, but I've found it for $4.50 a gal.

If I owned a Cruze Diesel I would run it dry of the DEF urea, and save some money. The car will keep running another 700 miles like that (albeit at a speed limit or 65).

CruzeEco customer MPGs stored at fueleconomy.gov show approximately 35 mpg. That's only a few shy of the diesel version, but runs on MUCH cheaper fuel. Doing some quick math, I have to ask: Where's the savings?

CruzeEco == 10 cents/mile
CruseTDI == 9 cents/mile + $5000 diesel premium over 200,000 miles (2.5 c/m) == 11.5 cents/mile





Usually the diesel is sold with more standard options so the price difference is significantly less when you compare a similarly optioned gasser.

For example my car was about $1100 more than the comparable gasser (335i).



Edited by BMWTurboDzl (11/25/13 11:39 AM)
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#3197710 - 11/25/13 01:21 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
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Originally Posted By: blackman777
"Engine" is the term used in physics too, not just automotive world. It is a shortened form of the terminology "Heat Engine" which describes conversion of a burning fuel into heat, which is then used to move a piston (or similar object). An electric motor or generator doesn't fit that definition, which is why the new words were invented.
Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
1.) Pay a premium for a diesel engine. 2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline. 3.) Have to buy Dexos2 oil for $6-$8+ per QUART

What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?

Very little.
Since diesel MPGs have dropped from ~50 to ~42, and gasoline MPGs have risen from ~30 to ~42 (CruzeEco and others), there's very little point to buying a diesel instead of the gasser.


I don't see the mpg that your seeing.
For the gas engine(2013) it has a 32.8 Avg. mpg(30.3 mpg for the 2014 gas engine) while the diesel engine(2014) has a 40.7 Avg. mpg

http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/gas%20l4

http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cruze/diesel%20l4
So with fuel prices in the Sacramento area the diesel is cheaper to run(fuel wise).

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#3198000 - 11/25/13 06:10 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: pavelow]
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Originally Posted By: pavelow
Originally Posted By: CMB
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


What would you call it then? A gearbox.
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#3198012 - 11/25/13 06:17 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: BlazerLT]
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Originally Posted By: BlazerLT
Originally Posted By: Brybo86
Castrol Edge 5W-40
AAP has it on sale with now 5 quarts and a Fram Ultra filter for 29.99....? not bad


It calls for 5w30. People need to stop default recommending a 40 weight oil for a diesel.


Most diesels since around 07 in the UK and all Fords since probably 15 yrs or so have specced 5w30 oil.

My Jag takes 5w30, my Volvo took 5w30 or 0w30. Pathfinder was specced 5w40 for first few years of production but since 07 was also 5w30, you can still run 5w40 and i have done and no difference was noted.

Clio runs 5w40 or 0w40(even 10w40) but can also run on 5w30 as that what they run from around 08. Will be running it on 5w30 this winter i think.
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#3198043 - 11/25/13 06:47 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: rrounds]
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Originally Posted By: rrounds
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Since diesel MPGs have dropped from ~50 to ~42, and gasoline MPGs have risen from ~30 to ~42 (CruzeEco and others), there's very little point to buying a diesel instead of the gasser.
I don't see the mpg that your seeing. For the gas engine(2013) it has a 32.8 Avg. mpg

That's not the ECO version.

Repeat: That's not the ECO version. We keep saying the word ECO but for some reason you don't see the word ECO in the text? LOL. smile CruzeECO, CruzeECO, cruzeECO.

Regular Cruze == 35-38 MPG (varies by engine) OFFICIAL EPA RATING
Cruze ECO == 39 MPG (auto) 42 (manual) OFFICIAL EPA RATING

Also I said "and others". Why buy a diesel car of any kind, when you can get a Honda Civic HF rated 42 mpg (EPA) or Mirage rated at 44 (EPA) or Ford Fiesta rated at 45 (EPA highway). There's little reason to buy diesel which scores no higher in the official government-endorsed MPG city/highway tests.


Edited by blackman777 (11/25/13 06:55 PM)

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#3198113 - 11/25/13 08:01 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
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Originally Posted By: blackman777
Originally Posted By: rrounds
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Since diesel MPGs have dropped from ~50 to ~42, and gasoline MPGs have risen from ~30 to ~42 (CruzeEco and others), there's very little point to buying a diesel instead of the gasser.
I don't see the mpg that your seeing. For the gas engine(2013) it has a 32.8 Avg. mpg

That's not the ECO version.

Repeat: That's not the ECO version. We keep saying the word ECO but for some reason you don't see the word ECO in the text? LOL. smile CruzeECO, CruzeECO, cruzeECO.

Regular Cruze == 35-38 MPG (varies by engine) OFFICIAL EPA RATING
Cruze ECO == 39 MPG (auto) 42 (manual) OFFICIAL EPA RATING

Also I said "and others". Why buy a diesel car of any kind, when you can get a Honda Civic HF rated 42 mpg (EPA) or Mirage rated at 44 (EPA) or Ford Fiesta rated at 45 (EPA highway). There's little reason to buy diesel which scores no higher in the official government-endorsed MPG city/highway tests.


The thing is though, diesels tend to get higher real world numbers. Not only that, diesels can also be much more fun to drive with their higher torque ratings at lower RPMs.

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#3198504 - 11/26/13 08:45 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
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Originally Posted By: blackman777
Originally Posted By: rrounds
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Since diesel MPGs have dropped from ~50 to ~42, and gasoline MPGs have risen from ~30 to ~42 (CruzeEco and others), there's very little point to buying a diesel instead of the gasser.
I don't see the mpg that your seeing. For the gas engine(2013) it has a 32.8 Avg. mpg

That's not the ECO version.

Repeat: That's not the ECO version. We keep saying the word ECO but for some reason you don't see the word ECO in the text? LOL. smile CruzeECO, CruzeECO, cruzeECO.

Regular Cruze == 35-38 MPG (varies by engine) OFFICIAL EPA RATING
Cruze ECO == 39 MPG (auto) 42 (manual) OFFICIAL EPA RATING

Also I said "and others". Why buy a diesel car of any kind, when you can get a Honda Civic HF rated 42 mpg (EPA) or Mirage rated at 44 (EPA) or Ford Fiesta rated at 45 (EPA highway). There's little reason to buy diesel which scores no higher in the official government-endorsed MPG city/highway tests.


Is.the HP/TQ comparable to the diesel or is this an apples to oranges comparison?

I always thought people bought diesels to get great power along with good mpg?


Edited by BMWTurboDzl (11/26/13 08:46 AM)
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#3198525 - 11/26/13 09:15 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Someone needs to start making emission delete kits for diesel cars like MB, BMW, etc. If mpg figures of US diesel pickups before/after and mpg figures of Euro spec vehicles are any indication, mpg figures would be astounding.
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/x/x5/2013/showroom/technical_data/index.html
Check the 30d model, it has hp/tq numbers most similar to the NA model.
For an X5 diesel Euro figures are 33mpg city/38 combined
I get 20-22 in loose urban driving depending on the season, 27-29 on highway.
Of course the comparable X5 gas V8 gets about 14 mpg on premium gas, not much cheaper than diesel in my locale.

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#3198852 - 11/26/13 03:39 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
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Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
So people will:


2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline here in Michigan

What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?


Don't worry, once we go to low sulfur gasoline, diesel will be cheaper than gasoline again.
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#3199624 - 11/27/13 11:43 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: BMWTurboDzl]
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Originally Posted By: BMWTurboDzl
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Regular Cruze == 35-38 MPG (varies by engine) OFFICIAL EPA RATING
Cruze ECO == 39 MPG (auto) 42 (manual) OFFICIAL EPA RATING

Also you can get a Honda Civic HF rated 42 mpg (EPA) or Mirage rated at 44 (EPA) or Ford Fiesta rated at 45 (EPA highway). There's little reason to buy diesel which scores no higher in the official government-endorsed MPG city/highway tests.

Is the HP/TQ comparable to the diesel or is this an apples to oranges comparison? I always thought people bought diesels to get great power along with good mpg?

That used to be true, but not anymore. The Cruze Diesel I testdrove felt just as gutless in 6th gear as the Cruze Eco in 6th gear. Neither was very driver-friendly & would force you to shift to a lower gear (typically 4th) to pass on the highway.
Official numbers are:
CruzeECO - 138hp, 150 torque @ 1850rpm, 33mpg combined (EPA)
Cruzediesel- 148hp, 258 torque, 33mpg combined (EPA) and $5000 higher pricetag



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#3199788 - 11/27/13 02:45 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Garak]
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Originally Posted By: Garak
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
US gallons AFAIK. Nobody uses Imperial.

Well, there are some. If it's an old codger who bought gas when it was still sold in Imperial gallons (I am not one of those, by the way wink ), then they'll use Imperial gallons. My Town Car, however, used American gallons if I switched off of metric.

And almost every car ad up here as well. They always quote miles per imperial gallon to inflate the fuel economy.
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#3200178 - 11/27/13 10:18 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
rrounds Offline


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Originally Posted By: blackman777
Originally Posted By: BMWTurboDzl
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Regular Cruze == 35-38 MPG (varies by engine) OFFICIAL EPA RATING
Cruze ECO == 39 MPG (auto) 42 (manual) OFFICIAL EPA RATING

Also you can get a Honda Civic HF rated 42 mpg (EPA) or Mirage rated at 44 (EPA) or Ford Fiesta rated at 45 (EPA highway). There's little reason to buy diesel which scores no higher in the official government-endorsed MPG city/highway tests.

Is the HP/TQ comparable to the diesel or is this an apples to oranges comparison? I always thought people bought diesels to get great power along with good mpg?

That used to be true, but not anymore. The Cruze Diesel I testdrove felt just as gutless in 6th gear as the Cruze Eco in 6th gear. Neither was very driver-friendly & would force you to shift to a lower gear (typically 4th) to pass on the highway.
Official numbers are:
CruzeECO - 138hp, 150 torque @ 1850rpm, 33mpg combined (EPA)
Cruzediesel- 148hp, 258 torque, 33mpg combined (EPA) and $5000 higher pricetag



Where do you get your numbers from?
This is off of the Chevy web site

"Cruze Diesel beats the competition
Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel beats out the competition, starting with a 2.0L turbocharged clean diesel engine which boasts an SAE-certified 151 horsepower and 264 lb.ft. of “low-end” torque — more than the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. In fact, Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is better than Jetta TDI in 8 separate categories."

151 hp and 264 lb. of torque for the diesel
http://www.chevrolet.com/cruze-compact-car.html#Diesel
and for price
ECO with an Automatic MSRP from $21,955†
Diesel with Automatic MSRP from $25,810†
http://www.chevrolet.com/cruze-compact-car/build-your-own.html?x-zipcode=94203
That is only $3855 more for better mileage and we won't know how much more or less money when you go to sell it after 250k miles.

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#3200195 - 11/27/13 10:38 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: rrounds]
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Originally Posted By: rrounds
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Originally Posted By: BMWTurboDzl
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Regular Cruze == 35-38 MPG (varies by engine) OFFICIAL EPA RATING
Cruze ECO == 39 MPG (auto) 42 (manual) OFFICIAL EPA RATING

Also you can get a Honda Civic HF rated 42 mpg (EPA) or Mirage rated at 44 (EPA) or Ford Fiesta rated at 45 (EPA highway). There's little reason to buy diesel which scores no higher in the official government-endorsed MPG city/highway tests.

Is the HP/TQ comparable to the diesel or is this an apples to oranges comparison? I always thought people bought diesels to get great power along with good mpg?

That used to be true, but not anymore. The Cruze Diesel I testdrove felt just as gutless in 6th gear as the Cruze Eco in 6th gear. Neither was very driver-friendly & would force you to shift to a lower gear (typically 4th) to pass on the highway.
Official numbers are:
CruzeECO - 138hp, 150 torque @ 1850rpm, 33mpg combined (EPA)
Cruzediesel- 148hp, 258 torque, 33mpg combined (EPA) and $5000 higher pricetag



Where do you get your numbers from?
This is off of the Chevy web site

"Cruze Diesel beats the competition
Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel beats out the competition, starting with a 2.0L turbocharged clean diesel engine which boasts an SAE-certified 151 horsepower and 264 lb.ft. of “low-end” torque — more than the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. In fact, Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is better than Jetta TDI in 8 separate categories."

151 hp and 264 lb. of torque for the diesel
http://www.chevrolet.com/cruze-compact-car.html#Diesel
and for price
ECO with an Automatic MSRP from $21,955†
Diesel with Automatic MSRP from $25,810†
http://www.chevrolet.com/cruze-compact-car/build-your-own.html?x-zipcode=94203
That is only $3855 more for better mileage and we won't know how much more or less money when you go to sell it after 250k miles.

ROD


260tq. That car isn't that big. That's decent in my eyes anyways.
My 83 cutlass with a 305(my first car) had lower power numbers than that.
Well stock anyways. But a can of restore ended the life of that engine
And a 350 went in. Then that car got fun.
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#3200317 - 11/28/13 07:42 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: rrounds]
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Originally Posted By: rrounds

ECO with an Automatic MSRP from $21,955

People looking for max MPG (or money savings) would never buy the automatic CruzeEco.... they'd buy the manual which is +4 higher and $2000 cheaper.

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#3200652 - 11/28/13 02:54 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: IndyIan]
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Originally Posted By: IndyIan
And almost every car ad up here as well. They always quote miles per imperial gallon to inflate the fuel economy.

I always laughed at my dad when I was younger and we'd take trips to the States. He'd convert miles per U.S. Gallon to reflect Imperial Gallons. It's not like you could buy gasoline in Imperial Gallons up here anymore, either. And the inclusion of the Imperial stuff in automotive manuals in North American is idiotic for the same reason. If people up here are flummoxed by litres and cannot fathom the numbers on jugs of oil or gas pumps, they really should retire from driving. The listing of the U.S. measures in the manuals covers all the contingencies.
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#3200810 - 11/28/13 07:57 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Loc: London, England
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Originally Posted By: rrounds

ECO with an Automatic MSRP from $21,955

People looking for max MPG (or money savings) would never buy the automatic CruzeEco.... they'd buy the manual which is +4 higher and $2000 cheaper.



Not something we see in Europe

Fuel consumption improvements are a given with a diesel

But the manual auto choice is more for ease of driving and convenience, especially if the car is used in an urban environment.

I think we can all see you will not be swayed on the diesel car situation

Still confused why anybody expects anybody to believe that two identically sized vehicles. One with around 100ftlbs of torque more will both have similar performance in a high gear overtake situation

They won't it really is that simple

You can't argue with almost 100% more torque. Especially as it will come in a big turbo diesel lump

I have no issue with you not wanting to own a small diesel hatch or saloon. But not sure why you think nobody else should.

I can get 60mpg out my Jag XJL on a 50mph section of dual carraigeway. At that speed the engine is turning over at around 1000rpm

On the same stretch of road the Clio can range from 70-80mpg traffic dependant.

Use the power and a turbo diesel economy will drop much more than a normally aspirated petrol vehicle in my experience.
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#3201688 - 11/29/13 10:32 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
RGR Offline


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Originally Posted By: Chriznat20@msn.com
So people will:

1.) Pay a premium for a diesel engine in the Cruze

2.) Pay anywhere from $.25-$.60 MORE per gallon for diesel over gasoline here in Michigan

3.) Have to buy Dexos2 oil at the dealer for $6-$8+ per QUART

What are the economic advantages of opting for a diesel engine over the gasoline engine they put in the Cruze Eco again?


Having just test driven a 2014 VW Passat diesel 6sp manual and a Chevy Cruze diesel, and made the same calculations for oil specs, AdBlue fluid, the fuel mileage of both, which ones have a spare, considerations of range and cost, I bought a 2014 Focus SE (non-SFE) with 5speed manual. Good gasoline mileage, as few as possible moving parts to break (no auto, ,no turbo), standard oil specs, and Black Friday sales by Ford dropping the price into the $16G's.

Now I plan on driving it 35,000 a year in long distance road trips until it breaks, or the kids crash it (they will use it in town, I commute across the country in it).

Motorcraft FL-910S and MC 5w-20 from Walmart through warranty, and then Mobil 7500 semi-syn 5w-30 from the stash until I run out of it. So far it has been delivering 34mpg for the first tank, and I've cracked 40mpg during highway runs up to 70mph.

Besides the smallish fuel tank, it'll do. Would have loved a diesel for this kind of work, but a modern, efficient gas engine and tranny with a decent reputation go a long way towards piece of mind when blasting 1800 miles over a weekend twice a month.



Edited by RGR (11/29/13 10:32 PM)

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#3202028 - 11/30/13 11:05 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: bigjl]
blackman777 Offline


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Focus is a good choice.... gets MPG almost as good as a Jetta TDI, but about 10 grand cheaper
Originally Posted By: bigjl
I think we can all see you will not be swayed on the diesel car situation


I own a diesel VW..... which means I am well-aware of its flaws (badly designed camshaft; wears out at ~100,000 miles). Plus its premium pricetag of about 10,000 more than a 40mpg gasoline Fiesta or Fit or Yaris. The difference is that I am an Honest diesel owner that doesn't find it necessary to act s if diesel is the best choice..... because it isn't.

As for CruzeECO versus Diesel torque, when you multiply 150 versus 258 by a very high 6th gear ratio of approximately 0.3, what you're left with is ~50 vs. ~80. That's why I said both the CruzeEco and CruzeDiesel felt "weak" and unable to pass at highway speeds. You have to shift down to 4th (which is not driver friendly)

BTW I do think a diesel would be a better choice if they sold us the same 70mpg units they sell in Europe..... that blows-away even the highest 45mpg Ford gasoline car..... but of course they don't, so I cannot recommend it to a U.S. customer


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#3202292 - 11/30/13 05:05 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
rhhsiao Offline


Registered: 01/13/12
Posts: 153
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Focus is a good choice.... gets MPG almost as good as a Jetta TDI, but about 10 grand cheaper
Originally Posted By: bigjl
I think we can all see you will not be swayed on the diesel car situation


I own a diesel VW..... which means I am well-aware of its flaws (badly designed camshaft; wears out at ~100,000 miles). Plus its premium pricetag of about 10,000 more than a 40mpg gasoline Fiesta or Fit or Yaris. The difference is that I am an Honest diesel owner that doesn't find it necessary to act s if diesel is the best choice..... because it isn't.

As for CruzeECO versus Diesel torque, when you multiply 150 versus 258 by a very high 6th gear ratio of approximately 0.3, what you're left with is ~50 vs. ~80. That's why I said both the CruzeEco and CruzeDiesel felt "weak" and unable to pass at highway speeds. You have to shift down to 4th (which is not driver friendly)

BTW I do think a diesel would be a better choice if they sold us the same 70mpg units they sell in Europe..... that blows-away even the highest 45mpg Ford gasoline car..... but of course they don't, so I cannot recommend it to a U.S. customer



I think the main thing to keep in mind is that when making comparisons to other vehicles in the 40mpg line, you need to take into account vehicle size and features. The Fit, Fiesta, and Yaris are all smaller than say a diesel Golf and at the entry level offer less features than the baseline Golf TDI. It isn't an apples to apples comparison unless your only basis is fuel economy. Not to say the TDI isn't more expensive, but the comparison needs to be on equal footing. One cannot simply make blanket statements about costs otherwise.

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#3202710 - 12/01/13 09:30 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: rhhsiao]
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100% true except I don't want an entertainment center in my car. I think Toyota & Honda had the right idea when they sold "stripped" versions of their Prius & Insight with almost no amenities (to lower the pricetag), and I wish VW & GM would do the same with their diesels.

So instead I'd buy cheap gasoline variants (CruzeECO not diesel). Sure I might have to roll-up the windows by hand, but so what? That's probably the only exercise my arm sees all week. wink


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#3202826 - 12/01/13 11:48 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
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Originally Posted By: blackman777


BTW I do think a diesel would be a better choice if they sold us the same 70mpg units they sell in Europe..... that blows-away even the highest 45mpg Ford gasoline car..... but of course they don't, so I cannot recommend it to a U.S. customer



Like I said, someone needs to make and sell "delete kits" "for race only" for US market diesel cars, they already have them for the diesel pickups.
Then we would see 60-70mpg!

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#3203297 - 12/01/13 08:09 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Loc: London, England
Originally Posted By: blackman777
Focus is a good choice.... gets MPG almost as good as a Jetta TDI, but about 10 grand cheaper
Originally Posted By: bigjl
I think we can all see you will not be swayed on the diesel car situation


I own a diesel VW..... which means I am well-aware of its flaws (badly designed camshaft; wears out at ~100,000 miles). Plus its premium pricetag of about 10,000 more than a 40mpg gasoline Fiesta or Fit or Yaris. The difference is that I am an Honest diesel owner that doesn't find it necessary to act s if diesel is the best choice..... because it isn't.

As for CruzeECO versus Diesel torque, when you multiply 150 versus 258 by a very high 6th gear ratio of approximately 0.3, what you're left with is ~50 vs. ~80. That's why I said both the CruzeEco and CruzeDiesel felt "weak" and unable to pass at highway speeds. You have to shift down to 4th (which is not driver friendly)

BTW I do think a diesel would be a better choice if they sold us the same 70mpg units they sell in Europe..... that blows-away even the highest 45mpg Ford gasoline car..... but of course they don't, so I cannot recommend it to a U.S. customer



The Pd engine hasn't had camshaft issues since the introduction of the specific Pd oils

Oil puml issues certainly are an issue.

Though to be honest i would need to point out that despite the PR and reports in the middles class motoring press in the UK VW's are not the solid everlasting vehicles that you would think.

Ford build very strong diesels as do Volvo now that they are building their own engines again.

Due to the soon to be introduced Euro6 regs in Europe it will not be long before it is no longer economically viable to use diesels in Europe. Hence the introduction of downsized petrol engines such as the 1.0 ecoboost from Ford and the 1.2 tfsi engine from VAG.
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#3467084 - 08/28/14 06:20 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: blackman777]
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I own a Cruze diesel and your "gutless" statement is dead wrong.This engine pulls like a train. There is no comparison to the ECO, it will flat outrun it on the highway or in the city. the torque this engine puts out is like a big V8. For example 260 ft-lbs in a 3500 lb car (cruze) is the same as a 400 ft-lbs in a 5000 lb truck (ford ecoboost) which is known for its torque. So your statement is not true. I notice you are negative against the cruze in all your thread posts. Maybe try another test drive.
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#3467246 - 08/28/14 09:33 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Sometimes, things work out well. Like my 2006 Jeep Liberty Diesel. Only a $500 premium over gas when I bought it, and it has regularly turned in mpg numbers in the low to mid 30's compared to the 3.7 gas version that barely hits 21 on a good day. Not bad for a 4500 lb vehicle that is not all that aerodynamic and is 4x4. But this was also before DPF and SCR stuff. Just EGR, which got eliminated early on. 180 hp and 315 lb torque out of that little 2.8L in the Liberty.
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#3476153 - 09/06/14 10:44 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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I have a Cruze Diesel and haven't regretted buying it for a second. My diesels may or may not provide a return on my investment but I prefer them over gassers. Not right or wrong, just my personal preference. I'm going to try running Total Quartz INEO MC3 5W-30 after my included maintenance is up. Its $96 for three 5 Qt containers.
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#3532679 - 11/08/14 06:42 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: stchman]
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Registered: 09/23/06
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Originally Posted By: stchman
Originally Posted By: pavelow
Originally Posted By: CMB
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


I know, I wish people would call the engine and engine.

In the automotive world, motors are electric and engines are internal combustion. I will get people that will spit out the Webster's Dictionary definition for motor, this is why I preface "automotive world".

When you say "motor" and you refer to a Prius, which motor are they talking about?




and to think its called motor oil.
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#3533339 - 11/08/14 09:58 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Well, I tolerated the EGR equipped diesel in my '06 Jeep, but I draw the line on that. No DEF, DPF, SCR equipped junk in my future. My 2013 Freightliner has a year 2000, factory rebuilt pre-egr Detroit 12.7L in it. All titled, registered, plated and legal. EPA ties the emissions to the year the engine in built, not the vehicle. Freightliner saw this as an opportunity. Sell a complete truck, minus the engine and trans, but provide all the wiring harness and other stuff to drop in the engine of your choice. They deliver the truck, you drop in the engine and trans, title it, and put it to work. The auto and pickup OEM's don't quite have the same vision. They could sell a incomplete "kit" vehicle, minus the engine, trans, and drive line, and you put in the engine of your choice. I even looked into this further, at least in my state, Iowa, you can build a total vehicle from the ground up and title it. it only has to meet DOT safety requirements for on road use.
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#3534959 - 11/10/14 07:24 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5359
Loc: New York
I just traded in my 2011 Cruze 1.4t for a 2014 focus SE M/T...I couldn't take the smell and loss of coolant anymore.
GM either couldn't or wouldn't (because of cost) fix it.

There is a class action lawsuit against GM over the 'anti-freeze' smell/loss issue.

Investigate before you buy a Cruze. If I was in the market for a diesel I would stick with VW who has it well sorted out by now.

PS: I know that Ford Focus has some issues with their A/Ts (so does Chevy Cruze) ...that's why I bought a stick....

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#3535435 - 11/11/14 11:15 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Black_Thunder]
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Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 4473
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Black_Thunder
Originally Posted By: stchman
Originally Posted By: pavelow
Originally Posted By: CMB
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


I know, I wish people would call the engine and engine.

In the automotive world, motors are electric and engines are internal combustion. I will get people that will spit out the Webster's Dictionary definition for motor, this is why I preface "automotive world".

When you say "motor" and you refer to a Prius, which motor are they talking about?




and to think its called motor oil.


And to think that big company is called General Motors...
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#3555829 - 12/04/14 03:35 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: Winterpeg]
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Registered: 12/04/14
Posts: 25
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Winterpeg
I own a Cruze diesel and your "gutless" statement is dead wrong.This engine pulls like a train. There is no comparison to the ECO, it will flat outrun it on the highway or in the city. the torque this engine puts out is like a big V8. For example 260 ft-lbs in a 3500 lb car (cruze) is the same as a 400 ft-lbs in a 5000 lb truck (ford ecoboost) which is known for its torque. So your statement is not true. I notice you are negative against the cruze in all your thread posts. Maybe try another test drive.


I completely agree. Back on topic, I'm also looking for an affordable synthetic oil to use in the diesel cruze.

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#3555935 - 12/04/14 05:48 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: gyrfalcon]
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Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11782
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I'd recommend checking the dexos2 list and seeing what distributors are available in your area. Perhaps an XOM or SOPUS distributor might have something you need without being in a ridiculously large container. Of course, the dealer is always the other option, be it far less palatable.
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#3556003 - 12/04/14 06:59 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: pbm]
Kory Offline


Registered: 11/17/14
Posts: 40
Loc: Erie, PA
Originally Posted By: pbm
I just traded in my 2011 Cruze 1.4t for a 2014 focus SE M/T...I couldn't take the smell and loss of coolant anymore.
GM either couldn't or wouldn't (because of cost) fix it.

There is a class action lawsuit against GM over the 'anti-freeze' smell/loss issue.

Investigate before you buy a Cruze. If I was in the market for a diesel I would stick with VW who has it well sorted out by now.

PS: I know that Ford Focus has some issues with their A/Ts (so does Chevy Cruze) ...that's why I bought a stick....


VW has the common rail diesel well sorted out??? Think again.
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#3556330 - 12/05/14 05:52 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: pavelow]
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Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 21723
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: pavelow
Originally Posted By: CMB
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


That would have gotten a person an F in my auto shop class back in the day. The teacher wouldn't stand for calling an engine of any kind a motor.
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#3556338 - 12/05/14 06:13 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: demarpaint]
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Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 1523
Loc: Detroit Metro
HA! Me too. To this day I never say motor. Technically, our teachers are correct.

Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Originally Posted By: pavelow
Originally Posted By: CMB
Hello guys, any suggestions on what to run in this motor? The engine is a 2.0 VM turbo diesel

I have a real hard time believing GM when they say to run standard dexos 2 5w-30 and not a diesel spec'd oil.


Calling a diesel ENGINE a motor. LMAO.


That would have gotten a person an F in my auto shop class back in the day. The teacher wouldn't stand for calling an engine of any kind a motor.

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#3557070 - 12/05/14 09:04 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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VW may have the common rail thing sorted out, but VM has had common rail for a long time, and most of the commercial heavy diesels have had common rail for a decade now. There are relatively few vehicle diesels that aren't common rail anymore. GM may seem to be just a newbie at this, but they also were partnered with Penske, and together they were partnered with VM motors (yes, VM of Italy, not VW of Germany) for quite a while, who has been doing common rail as long as anyone else. I was especially fond of the 2.8L VM common rail diesel in my 2006 Jeep Liberty. That was, in many ways the same engine that GM is going to plant in their midsize Colorado and Canyon pickups.

I am not so sure, that one of the already available, off the shelf, CJ-4 synthetics or blends would not work just fine in the Cruz. After all, there are 13L, 14L, and 15L heavy diesels, with all the latest emission junk, VG turbos, working 80,000 lb trucks, pulling from Canada to the Rio Grande, mountains and plains, winter and summer using 5w30 and 10w30 oils. I know of several trucking fleets that are on these oils instead of the traditional 15w40 stuff, and doing some serious drain intervals to boot. I seriously doubt the Cruz diesel would put any more strain on one of these CJ-4 synthetic diesel oils. I just saw a used oil sample, on a trucking forum, from a guy with a Cummins ISX 15L that was running a 5w30 HDEO synthetic and had 25,000 miles on the oil at that sampling, and it was as good or better than any UOA I have seen on any other heavy diesel using 15w40.
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#3557643 - 12/06/14 02:13 PM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: TiredTrucker]
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Registered: 12/04/14
Posts: 25
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: TiredTrucker
I seriously doubt the Cruz diesel would put any more strain on one of these CJ-4 synthetic diesel oils. I just saw a used oil sample, on a trucking forum, from a guy with a Cummins ISX 15L that was running a 5w30 HDEO synthetic and had 25,000 miles on the oil at that sampling, and it was as good or better than any UOA I have seen on any other heavy diesel using 15w40.



Mobil Delvac 1™ LE 5W-30 has a Sulfated Ash, wt%1. Standard Valvoline Synpower is 0.93% and the MST variety is 0.78% (Dexos2 approved for Cruze).

I think the big thing is the ash content and the DPF.


Edited by gyrfalcon (12/06/14 02:14 PM)

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#3558372 - 12/07/14 10:21 AM Re: 2014 diesel chevy cruze - what oil [Re: CMB]
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hence the CJ-4 spec I mentioned. That spec was specifically put out for diesels with the SCR and DPF stuff. The fact that this is relatively new to the consumer side of things only makes this all an issue. The Commercial diesel side has been dealing with all of the SCR and DPF issues for a long time and billions of miles. The low SAPS is part of the CJ-4 spec. That is why I mentioned that the OP should not have any issue with a HDEO, in the viscosity grade they need, that is a CJ-4 rated oil. Personally, I would side with a synthetic, or at least a blend if I was putting it in a smaller diesel for the extra advantage it offers and the fact that we are talking about a few quarts, not a few gallons like a heavy diesel. Cost would be hardly an issue.
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