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Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? #4546930
10/18/17 07:18 AM
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Our 2015 Chevy Sonic 1.8l gasser calls for Dexos . Since I hear Gen 2 Dexos is coming out , should I leap on that band wagon ? Or am I still fine with the Dexos I have been using ? ( Mobil 1 or Super synthetic . )

I am almost out of Mobil , will soon switch to the NAPA synthetic Dexos I purchased on sale .

Thanks , :-)
Wyr
God bless

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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: WyrTwister] #4546936
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I think Gen 2 is of little to no concern to your vehicle, but dexos1 is technically an obsolete spec and I'd guess Gen 2 bottles will quickly replace older stock on most store shelves (at least where product is actually moving).
Might be a good chance to buy some of the "old stuff" on sale...


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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: WyrTwister] #4546946
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Why would you not be fine continuing to use the oil that your Sonic was spec'd for?

Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: WyrTwister] #4546951
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The 1.8 doesn't require a lot of its oil. Not to say that Gen2 oil will do it any harm, but whatever you were using that conformed to the old Dexos1 should be more than adequate.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: WyrTwister] #4546952
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Of course GovMo will call for dexos oil, it’s their baby. Just use up your current supply and then move on to gen 2 since that is what will be on the shelves. Brand doesn’t matter, just use your favorite brand or the cheapest depending on your habits.


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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: PimTac] #4546969
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Brand doesn’t matter, just use your favorite brand or the cheapest depending on your habits.



If it meets API standard you car will never know the difference. I can get full synthetic any day of the week for under twenty so don't be impatient. Plan ahead and stay tuned to those helpful hints on BITOG and those rebates. People have done better than this but I feel good when I get a 5 quart Jug of full synthetic for just over $10.


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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: WyrTwister] #4546971
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Yopu should ask what is a good oil. Spec? Bahh!

QSUD or Maganatec 0w? No 5W-xX min.

Where you are the NON DEXOS QSUD 10w30 will serve you best.

You don't want to trade squeaky turbo cleanliness for wear in that 1.8.


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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: WyrTwister] #4546983
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Gasser?


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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4547109
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?????

The 1.8l does not have a turbo , the 1.4l does .

Calls for 5W-30 Dexos , I will continue to run 5W-30 Dexos of which ever generation to comply with power train warranty & I know of no reason not to . No dino oil for the Sonic .

We have a 2006 Buick Lacross 3.8l & a 1991 Chevy Caprice 5.0l which do not call for Dexos , they will get the Shell dino oil I bought on sale at Home Depot , some time back for $ 10 a jug .

Thanks , :-)
Wyr


Wyr
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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: LeakySeals] #4547110
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Gasoline non-flex fuel .

Wyr
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Wyr
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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4547115
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Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
Why would you not be fine continuing to use the oil that your Sonic was spec'd for?


Pretty much what I was thinking .

Wyr
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Wyr
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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: Alex_V] #4547117
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Originally Posted By: Alex_V
The 1.8 doesn't require a lot of its oil. Not to say that Gen2 oil will do it any harm, but whatever you were using that conformed to the old Dexos1 should be more than adequate.


Got you ! :-)

Wyr
God bless


Wyr
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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4547127
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: PimTac
Brand doesn’t matter, just use your favorite brand or the cheapest depending on your habits.



If it meets API standard you car will never know the difference. I can get full synthetic any day of the week for under twenty so don't be impatient. Plan ahead and stay tuned to those helpful hints on BITOG and those rebates. People have done better than this but I feel good when I get a 5 quart Jug of full synthetic for just over $10.


No idea about API standards , all I know is it calls for 5W-30 Dexos . Have always used full synthetic .

We got 4 free oil / filter changes from GM . Those were done at the local Chevy dealer . I am guessing they used AC Delco Dexos synthetic blend .

Thanks , :-)
Wyr
God bless


Wyr
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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: WyrTwister] #4547144
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Don't use Dexos 2. That is for diesels.
Use dexos 1, either gen 1 or gen 2.
Most everything is switching to gen 2 anyway.
Some of those dexos 1 gen 1 oils was probably already within the dexos 1 gen 2 specs anyway.

Last edited by Iowegian; 10/18/17 11:20 AM.

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Re: Dexos 1 or Dexos 2 for Chevy Sonic? [Re: WyrTwister] #4547162
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Dexos1 Gen 2 is already on store shelves. You shouldn't have any trouble finding it.


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