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#2487870 - 01/09/12 01:33 PM GM dexos 2 5w30?
lars11 Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 725
Loc: Sweden
GM Opel oil on sale in Germany. What is Dexos 2 again, full synth, semi or? Seems to have a good data sheet, but what is your verdict on this oil:

GM Opel Dexos 2 5W-30
API SM/CF
ACEA A3/B4,
GM-LL-A-025 und GM-LL-B-025
BMW Longlife-04
VW 502.00, 505.00, 505.01
MB 229.51

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#2487917 - 01/09/12 02:09 PM Re: GM dexos 2 5w30? [Re: lars11]
zoli Online   content


Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 162
Loc: Hungary
Hi,
My understanding is: it's cheap thin 30 weight synthetic with a quite good add pack (less ZDDP and more Moly) for non high performance modern cars. It runs fine in my wife's Ecotech 16V 1.6 DOHC gas (non-turbo). Heat-stable, almost no oil consumption despite Castrol oils.
Collected available info here.
What's the price of it?


Edited by zoli (01/09/12 02:22 PM)
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MY98 SAAB 9-5 LPT ECO SE B205E * 250K+ miles
Synthetic 0/5W-40, Mann O/F, 6K miles OCI

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#2487930 - 01/09/12 02:17 PM Re: GM dexos 2 5w30? [Re: lars11]
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Registered: 10/01/10
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Loc: Michigan
dexos2 is their spec for light-duty diesels. At the very least, it will be semi-synthetic.
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#2487999 - 01/09/12 03:20 PM Re: GM dexos 2 5w30? [Re: A_Harman]
tudorart Offline


Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 191
Loc: Transylvania, Romania, EU
Originally Posted By: A_Harman
dexos2 is their spec for light-duty diesels. At the very least, it will be semi-synthetic.

That above and it's also dexos 1 compatible with the obvious drawbacks (viscosity, friction modifiers etc). Actually it's considered by many dealers to be a step up from dexos 1 and they service gasoline engines with it now. Probably because of the severe conditions here or maybe they just don't know much. Not sure but I know extended drains on any manufacturer don't apply here.
I would say this is gr3 at a minimum.

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#2488665 - 01/10/12 01:35 AM Re: GM dexos 2 5w30? [Re: tudorart]
lars11 Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 725
Loc: Sweden
ok, but isn't the LL designations long drain specs, like the BMW LL04 for example? And the mercedes spec too?

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#2488678 - 01/10/12 03:05 AM Re: GM dexos 2 5w30? [Re: lars11]
zoli Online   content


Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 162
Loc: Hungary
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p...Nl&hl=en_US
Based on the performance approvals by different good named automotive companies: this is a quite good oil!
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MY98 SAAB 9-5 LPT ECO SE B205E * 250K+ miles
Synthetic 0/5W-40, Mann O/F, 6K miles OCI

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#2488679 - 01/10/12 03:17 AM Re: GM dexos 2 5w30? [Re: zoli]
lars11 Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 725
Loc: Sweden
thats what i thought. price is 5 per liter.

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