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#3182137 - 11/08/13 11:44 AM '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ?
ChrisD46 Offline


Registered: 09/10/10
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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 ?
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#3182144 - 11/08/13 11:58 AM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11164
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.
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#3182180 - 11/08/13 12:48 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
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Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 1707
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.
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#3182193 - 11/08/13 01:08 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Most GM manuals I've seen will say 0w30 is OK for cold temps.
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#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: 11164
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.
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#3182254 - 11/08/13 02:27 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ARCOgraphite]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
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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)
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#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
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Designed for 5W-30, why run anything else except in very COLD conditions?

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#3183976 - 11/10/13 03:38 PM Re: '02 TB 4.2L 6 Cylinder Backspec'd for 0W30 ? [Re: ChrisD46]
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Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 934
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 [email protected] (11/10/13 03:40 PM)
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#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
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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.
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#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: 268
Loc: Orlinda, TN
So is it pretty much a cold weather oil ?
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