Recent Topics
What product was that?
by another Todd
38 minutes 36 seconds ago
choice between reciprocating corded saws
by edwardh1
53 minutes 52 seconds ago
Is the driving experience getting worse?
by fdcg27
Today at 06:24 PM
Scratched wheel
by gabriel9766
Today at 05:52 PM
Gear oil added to motor oil in engine
by TiredTrucker
Today at 05:52 PM
Purolator 10111 Cut Open- Red Can- NEW
by FordBroncoVWJeta
Today at 05:51 PM
A Tesla Model S on auto-pilot was in a fatal crash
by JimPghPA
Today at 05:49 PM
Motorcraft 5/20 Blend - 2015 3.7l TiVTC. (5316Mi)
by DuckRyder
Today at 05:00 PM
By law, do owners have to comply with recall ?
by HTSS_TR
Today at 04:54 PM
Stuck ring?
by TurboFiat124
Today at 04:16 PM
Protectant 303 vs. Wax on fiberglass surfaces
by mbacfp
Today at 03:17 PM
Jeep brakes
by buck91
Today at 03:10 PM
Newest Members
MNfarmer33, doublegarage, goatrancher, jameson223, graywolf001
58322 Registered Users
Who's Online
98 registered (Blkstanger, anl0109, 01rangerxl, 901Memphis, AMC, another Todd, 11 invisible), 1717 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58322 Members
66 Forums
251057 Topics
4115336 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2579508 - 03/25/12 08:06 PM GM Dextos oil
dakotasport94 Offline


Registered: 11/20/04
Posts: 22
Loc: Elkton, Maryland
I maybe totally stupid on this subject..but what is so special with the GM Dextos motor oil compared to the anything else??
_________________________
2004 Ram QC 4X4 Hemisport
2002 Ram RC 2wd 4.7 long bed.
1994 Dakota Sport 3.9 V6

Top
#2579512 - 03/25/12 08:10 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 11370
Loc: Illinois
A little higher quality.
_________________________
2007 Ford Fusion 183,000 miles
M1 0-20 AFE
2007 Ford Focus 155,000 miles
M1 0-20 AFE
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters


Top
#2579513 - 03/25/12 08:12 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: tig1]
dakotasport94 Offline


Registered: 11/20/04
Posts: 22
Loc: Elkton, Maryland
compared to what??
_________________________
2004 Ram QC 4X4 Hemisport
2002 Ram RC 2wd 4.7 long bed.
1994 Dakota Sport 3.9 V6

Top
#2579514 - 03/25/12 08:12 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 6299
Loc: out there
Its a certification by gm.
_________________________
13 elantra 46k 5w30 ultra
03 chevy avalanche67k pyb
02 saturnsc1 66k 0w40 castrol
01 saturnsc1 185k being rebuilt
93 ciera 79k 5w30 havo

Top
#2579517 - 03/25/12 08:13 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 11370
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: dakotasport94
compared to what??


Other 5-30 oils that are not Dexos1.
_________________________
2007 Ford Fusion 183,000 miles
M1 0-20 AFE
2007 Ford Focus 155,000 miles
M1 0-20 AFE
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters


Top
#2579523 - 03/25/12 08:21 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
Oil Changer Offline


Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 2297
Loc: Michigan
Look in this thread:

Old Article...

Top
#2579539 - 03/25/12 08:37 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
440Magnum Offline


Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 8182
Loc: Texas
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...)

Top
#2579547 - 03/25/12 08:42 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 9661
Loc: Upstate NY
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.
_________________________
2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Top
#2579559 - 03/25/12 08:53 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: tig1]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 15635
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: dakotasport94
compared to what??


Other 5-30 oils that are not Dexos1.


+1
_________________________
Whatever you are, be a good one.

Top
#2579569 - 03/25/12 09:00 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 6656
Loc: Phoenix
VOA shows a more robust additive package and higher quality base stocks.

Top
#2579594 - 03/25/12 09:25 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dishdude]
JRed Offline


Registered: 06/01/09
Posts: 1688
Loc: Virginia
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?
_________________________
06 Subaru Impreza WRX - Sold. The only mechanical thing I'll ever love.
07 Toyota Prius - Cheap synthetic and PureOne filters.

Top
#2579611 - 03/25/12 09:38 PM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
dakotasport94 Offline


Registered: 11/20/04
Posts: 22
Loc: Elkton, Maryland
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...
_________________________
2004 Ram QC 4X4 Hemisport
2002 Ram RC 2wd 4.7 long bed.
1994 Dakota Sport 3.9 V6

Top
#2579778 - 03/26/12 03:10 AM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
ltslimjim Offline


Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 5504
Loc: WatUpDoc
Don't mess with Dextus.
_________________________
92 Civic Hatch (stolen frown RIP)
07 Honda Fit Sport (A/T) WELCOME thumbsup

Top
#2579864 - 03/26/12 07:35 AM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
A_Harman Offline


Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6029
Loc: Michigan
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)
_________________________
1985 Z51 Corvette track car
2002 Camaro Z28 LS1/6-speed
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel
1972 GMC 1500 shortbed project truck

Top
#2579933 - 03/26/12 09:08 AM Re: GM Dextos oil [Re: dakotasport94]
Brons2 Offline


Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 2762
Loc: Austin, Texas
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)
_________________________
Mine: 2007 Kia Rondo LX 2.4 I4 5 pass, M1 HM 10w30, OEM filter
Hers: 2010 Rav4 Sport 2.5 I4, M1EP 0w20, OEM filter

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >