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#3287351 - 02/19/14 03:02 PM Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions
CMB Offline


Registered: 03/05/08
Posts: 70
Loc: SE Michigan
Hello everyone, after my 2 year or 24,000 miles free dealer service is over, I will go back to changing my own oil. Anyone have a diesel cruze? Anyone have any suggestions as far as what oil to run?
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#3287358 - 02/19/14 03:11 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
A_Harman Offline


Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 4364
Loc: Michigan
Use only oils that are on the dexos2 approved list.
Right now, there aren't many of those in the US.
Mobil Super 3000 Formula G is very good stuff.

Here is a link to the approved list:
http://centerforqa.com/gm/dexos2-brands
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#3287359 - 02/19/14 03:11 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
Black_Thunder Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 822
Loc: Wisconsin
do you know what oil the dealer was using and what weight so you have something to go on?
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#3287360 - 02/19/14 03:12 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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make sure it's got the right dexos rating...

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#3287371 - 02/19/14 03:29 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
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Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12564
Loc: Chicago, IL
You should stick with dexos2. Several of those should be available at local auto parts stores. The dealer would stock some of it too.
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#3287373 - 02/19/14 03:31 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
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Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40
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#3287385 - 02/19/14 03:48 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: bigt61]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
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Originally Posted By: bigt61
Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40


Not available in the US.
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#3287457 - 02/19/14 05:19 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
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#3287938 - 02/20/14 05:20 AM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
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Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 2206
Loc: Southeastern USA
Pour yourself some heavy duty diesel engine oil of the viscosity grade 15W-40 in there. According to Valvoline that is what is the best choice. After all ... it's a diesel.

At least that's their recommendation for my VW TDI Jetta that actually calls for a VW norm 507.00 in viscosity grade 5W-30.

I'd go to the dealership and ask what they've been using and if it's not über expensive I'd stick with that.

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#3287948 - 02/20/14 05:42 AM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: FowVay]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11756
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: FowVay
Pour yourself some heavy duty diesel engine oil of the viscosity grade 15W-40 in there. According to Valvoline that is what is the best choice. After all ... it's a diesel.

Unfortunately, a 15w-40 CJ-4 lube doesn't meet the specification for the engine. This early under warranty with an engine that's new to North America, I wouldn't want to be playing games with going out of specifications. I bet the dealer is using the AC Delco dexos2 stuff.
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#3288462 - 02/20/14 01:38 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
Thermo1223 Offline


Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 1786
Loc: Easton, PA
http://idparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3943

You can choose Castrol as well for an extra $15.

Best site for passenger car diesel needs. I never bought anything for my TDI's engine from anywhere else.
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#3298632 - 03/01/14 08:23 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
SilverC6 Offline


Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 1622
Loc: Southeast
How about Rotella T6?

As a synthetic 5W-40 HDEO, it should be just right.
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#3299327 - 03/02/14 02:50 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
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Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 1336
Loc: USA
IF I had a Cruze diesel, I'd likely be using Amsoil or Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40.
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#3299370 - 03/02/14 03:17 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: 147_Grain]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11756
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
What's wrong with following the dexos2 list, particularly for an engine without a great deal of history in North America?
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#3299450 - 03/02/14 04:57 PM Re: Chevy cruze diesel -- need oil suggestions [Re: CMB]
46Harry Offline


Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 239
Loc: hawthorne, Ca.
As long as the engine is covered by the GM warranty, I would say that using a Dexos 2 rated 5W-30 oil is the smart thing to do. Why take a chance in the case of an engine problem having the warranty voided because the wrong oil was used.

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