Recent Topics
20% off ACDelco belts, hoses, misc parts at Amazon
by Bottom_Feeder
31 minutes 8 seconds ago
Oil Life Monitor on 2014 Chevy Impala
by Oli20
43 minutes 15 seconds ago
'14 Subaru WRX | PU 5W30 | 7,500mi change
by Julch
48 minutes 52 seconds ago
P0741 Monte Carlo 2005
by MarkM66
49 minutes 44 seconds ago
Apple vs. Android
by Hokiefyd
Today at 08:14 AM
Got glasses, less headaches
by redhat
Today at 08:11 AM
carfax or other vin websites?
by 01_celica_gt
Today at 12:46 AM
Hardest I've laughed in awhile.
by Kuato
Today at 12:10 AM
OBESE Driver - Cause Driver Side TIRE WEAR?
by SumpChump
Yesterday at 10:34 PM
Mixing: VIIs, PPDs, Waxes
by GMorg
Yesterday at 08:31 PM
Found a USA made tool at AutoZone
by Merkava_4
Yesterday at 08:23 PM
Found beater car....can't decide whether to buy
by Alltherage
Yesterday at 07:03 PM
Newest Members
vincejr, Julch, JKane, gg1, kosoku
52205 Registered Users
Who's Online
109 registered (01_celica_gt, 3800Series, 4wheeldog, 1999nick, 2010_FX4, 2009Edge, 7 invisible), 1311 Guests and 174 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52205 Members
66 Forums
223591 Topics
3545125 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3182137 - 11/08/13 11:44 AM '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ?
ChrisD46 Offline


Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 1235
Loc: GA.
Oil cap on '02 Trail Blazer 4.2L in line six cylinder calls for 5W30 ...Anybody run 0W30 M1 , PP , etc. without issues - Or does GM frown on this for model year and engine ?

Top
#3182144 - 11/08/13 11:58 AM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 8693
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
I wont help your gas mileage. 290 HP 4.2 in a 2 tonne vehicle = guzzla. Nice thrick though, I suggested my boss get one for his wife in the used 4K$ range typically overlooked suv with a powertrain designed to go 300K+ miles easy.
_________________________
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#0 436mi-Factory 5W30 + NISSAN
Filter
2015 Forester 6MT 5Door, OC#1 4361+mi-VSP 0W20(?)+ Blue service "FRAM" Filter

Top
#3182180 - 11/08/13 12:48 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
NateDN10 Online   content


Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 1431
Loc: Rochester, NY
AFAIK, GM hasn't ever specified 0W-30 for any of their vehicles. But if your vehicle calls for 5W-30, you can safely use 0W-30 with no worries.
_________________________
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt - 85,000 mi.
2012 Mazda5 - 63,000 mi.

Top
#3182193 - 11/08/13 01:08 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
cp3 Offline


Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2642
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Most GM manuals I've seen will say 0w30 is OK for cold temps.
_________________________
Dodge Charger|Pennzoil Platinum 5w20|Mopar MO-744
Pontiac G6 GT|Mobil 1 0w40|Mobil 1 M1-101

Top
#3182224 - 11/08/13 01:43 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 8693
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Is Georgia gonna get the frozen tundra treatment this year?
I'll let you know that our '09 Subaru Forester running a mix of 3qt 10w40 + 1qt 5w30 Formula Shell got the same or better fuel mileage as our '11 ruuning 0w20. But the 09 had VTEC AND THE '11 HAS VVTI. Both Sticks.
_________________________
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#0 436mi-Factory 5W30 + NISSAN
Filter
2015 Forester 6MT 5Door, OC#1 4361+mi-VSP 0W20(?)+ Blue service "FRAM" Filter

Top
#3182254 - 11/08/13 02:27 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ARCOgraphite]
Nick1994 Online   content


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1568
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
My grandma has an '02 Tralblazer LTZ 4.2L and it gets 18-18.5 in the city and at least 22 on the highway. Maybe it's special haha.


Edited by Nick1994 (11/08/13 02:27 PM)
_________________________
2004 VW Beetle TDI 164k

Top
#3182287 - 11/08/13 03:02 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
Norm Olt Offline


Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1819
Loc: Pac NW
Designed for 5W-30, why run anything else except in very COLD conditions?

And I mean BRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
_________________________
01ValkyrieIS 6K
93ZX-11D 30K
87F250 183K
88420SEL 178K
88420SEL 212K (parts)
91420SEL 228K
92SVX 182K
00Nighthawk250 1.5K
93SC400 95K
85F150 4.9 103K

Top
#3183976 - 11/10/13 03:38 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
Chriznat20@msn.com Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 882
Loc: Michigan
This (cold, Michigan) winter, Im thinking of running 0w30 in my 2002 Bravada with the 4.2l and adding some MOS2....


Edited by Chriznat20@msn.com (11/10/13 03:40 PM)
_________________________
07 Prius
92k miles Edge
10 Escape/3.0l
58k miles Amsoil XL
97 FW Vista 278
T-4.3Gi 185hrs&
4kw genset 17hrs- T5

Top
#3183980 - 11/10/13 03:42 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 6351
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 is safe to use in any 5w30 warranty application per the website. I think it's also a good winter oil too. A 5w30 synthetic flows plenty well in Michigan winters though.
_________________________
1999 Ford Taurus 146k (Vulcan v6) - M1 High Mileage 5w30 | Fram Ultra XG 3600
2002 Buick Century 105k - Peak 5w30 / Fram Ultra XG 3980 / Filter mag

Top
#3330080 - 04/01/14 08:40 AM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
JD4440 Offline


Registered: 04/24/10
Posts: 264
Loc: Orlinda, TN
So is it pretty much a cold weather oil ?
_________________________

o6 duramax = Mobil Delvac
o6 Vortec 8.1 = Shell 10w-30
o4 Yukon = PU 5w-30
97 K1500 = 10w-40 HM
2008 Hustler Z = Amsoil ACD

Top