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#2579508 - 03/25/12 08:06 PM GM Dextos oil
dakotasport94 Offline


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I maybe totally stupid on this subject..but what is so special with the GM Dextos motor oil compared to the anything else??
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#2579512 - 03/25/12 08:10 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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A little higher quality.
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#2579513 - 03/25/12 08:12 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: tig1]
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compared to what??
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#2579514 - 03/25/12 08:12 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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Its a certification by gm.
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#2579517 - 03/25/12 08:13 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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Originally Posted By: dakotasport94
compared to what??


Other 5-30 oils that are not Dexos1.
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#2579523 - 03/25/12 08:21 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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Look in this thread:

Old Article...
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#2579539 - 03/25/12 08:37 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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I see an unnecessary "t" is already finding its way into Dexos, just the way it did Dexron... :-p

(just being funny, no disrespect to a typo intended here...)

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#2579547 - 03/25/12 08:42 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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It has better specifications than API SN for some specifications such as turbocharger protection and some other things for new cars, like my Cruze.

So far the best results based on UOA's have shown to be the synthetics. Easily worth it to go 10k+ miles per oil change without worrying.
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#2579559 - 03/25/12 08:53 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: tig1]
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Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: dakotasport94
compared to what??


Other 5-30 oils that are not Dexos1.


+1
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#2579569 - 03/25/12 09:00 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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VOA shows a more robust additive package and higher quality base stocks.
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#2579594 - 03/25/12 09:25 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dishdude]
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
VOA shows a more robust additive package and higher quality base stocks.


What's a VOA tell you about base stocks?
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#2579611 - 03/25/12 09:38 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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The reason I was asking is the fact I now work part time at a GM Dealer's "Goodwrench Quick Lube" and I see them selling the dexos oil and I really wasn't familiar with it. now I kinda asked about it but never got a straight and honest answer.

Now I'm not totally stupid when it comes to oils,lubricants and automobiles. I just didn't really trust their answer.
Now personally I'm not to happy with the way the place is run..as far as pushing the 3/3,000 oil change interval. to me its all about the $$$$. now there is a lot more things i can say about that but ill leave it alone...
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#2579778 - 03/26/12 03:10 AM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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Don't mess with Dextus.
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#2579864 - 03/26/12 07:35 AM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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Dexos also has a lower allowable limit on NOACK volatility: 13% vs 15% allowed by API.

It's a little bit better than API oils in a few specs. I think it's a worthwhile step up.


Edited by A_Harman (03/26/12 07:37 AM)
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#2579933 - 03/26/12 09:08 AM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
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I saw the Pennzoil synblend dexos1 specific oil at WM the other day, it was cheaper than PYB, which surprised me.


Edited by Brons2 (03/26/12 09:08 AM)
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