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2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T #4553437
10/24/17 06:04 PM
10/24/17 06:04 PM
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Great White North.. eh
webfors Offline OP
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I'm considering purchasing this car from a local dealer and they stated that Cadillac takes care of all the maintenance for the first 4 years and 80,000 KM.

Can we trust the dealer to put an appropriately spec'd oil in there, or should I bring my own oil and filters?

Looking for recommendations on oil for this engine. I searched and didn't find much, or it could be that I just don't know how to use the search function effectively.

Any other feedback on this engine, tranny, and car in general would be appreciated.


17 Cadillac ATS 2.0T, Edge D1G2 5w30, XG10575
17 Dodge GC, VWB 5w20, Fram DL11665
15 DL650, Rotella T6 5w40, KN-138
Small engines; RT5 10w30
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553443
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I would think a new car dealer could be trusted. Is this a random run of the mill used car lot, they might not
be trust worthy.

Last edited by Blueskies123; 10/24/17 06:08 PM.
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553447
10/24/17 06:10 PM
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webfors Offline OP
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It's a certified Caddy dealership, brand new 2017 ATS 2.0T AWD.


17 Cadillac ATS 2.0T, Edge D1G2 5w30, XG10575
17 Dodge GC, VWB 5w20, Fram DL11665
15 DL650, Rotella T6 5w40, KN-138
Small engines; RT5 10w30
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553456
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I would trust them to add the right oil....if I was right there watching them do it.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553457
10/24/17 06:23 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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I'm sure they will use the right oil in that motor, as it was having issues with low speed preignition blowing them up, and it was related to additive pack in some oils. Now I think they have it figured out. Very nice car though!
I drool over one at work, with the 2.0 and a mtx. He plans on driving it the winter so I'm interested to see how it does.


07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 218km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 15km 0W20
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553464
10/24/17 06:30 PM
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The earlier versions of that engine did have occasional issues with breaking ring lands most likely due to LSPI. Therefore a Dexos1 Gen2 oil would be your best bet. By this time that should be what the dealers are dumping in anyway.

My recommendation would be to put higher grade gas than is recommended. I believe the minimum is 87. I would run premium any chance you get, it will run better and get better mileage as well.

Otherwise the drivetrain is solid.


2012 Regal GS Turbo PP 5w30
1994 Camaro Z28 LT1 355 CI, 430 RWHP PP 5W30
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553471
10/24/17 06:34 PM
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is this a CPO Cadillac? smile

Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553472
10/24/17 06:35 PM
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Great White North.. eh
webfors Offline OP
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You can actually run 87 octane in that engine?

A turbo DI small displacement, high output engine with 87 octane can't be a good idea.


17 Cadillac ATS 2.0T, Edge D1G2 5w30, XG10575
17 Dodge GC, VWB 5w20, Fram DL11665
15 DL650, Rotella T6 5w40, KN-138
Small engines; RT5 10w30
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4553473
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Great White North.. eh
webfors Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
is this a CPO Cadillac? smile


CPO?


17 Cadillac ATS 2.0T, Edge D1G2 5w30, XG10575
17 Dodge GC, VWB 5w20, Fram DL11665
15 DL650, Rotella T6 5w40, KN-138
Small engines; RT5 10w30
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553548
10/24/17 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: webfors
CPO?


Certified Pre-Owned

Cadillac's CPO program

Car and Driver made this guide comparing many different manufacturers' CPO programs

Is this car you're looking at considered "new" or "used"/CPO? I'm asking because the 2018's are probably out now.

Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4553549
10/24/17 07:43 PM
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Great White North.. eh
webfors Offline OP
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New purchase. It's one of the handful of remaining 2017's in the city. Great discounts and incentives.


17 Cadillac ATS 2.0T, Edge D1G2 5w30, XG10575
17 Dodge GC, VWB 5w20, Fram DL11665
15 DL650, Rotella T6 5w40, KN-138
Small engines; RT5 10w30
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553553
10/24/17 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: webfors
New purchase. It's one of the handful of remaining 2017's in the city. Great discounts and incentives.


Thank you for clearing that up thumbsup

I thought it would've been considered used already since the 2018's are already out. Sorry for the confusion smile

Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553561
10/24/17 07:56 PM
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Orlando, FL
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Honda claims their new 2.0T Accord engine is designed for 87 octane...idk but I'm sure they did their testing.


2014 Subaru BRZ, Turbo'ed @ 10psi, ~320hp
M1 HM 10w-30, Subaru filter

2014 Toyota Camry - M1 EP 5w-20
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553641
10/24/17 09:00 PM
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My wife has that same car and the local Cadillac dealer handles everything. I recommend u let them do it


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: 2017 Cadillac ATS 2.0T [Re: webfors] #4553716
10/24/17 10:46 PM
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I would prefer the V6. Take your own oil to the dealer

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