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#4641348 - 01/20/18 08:32 PM 2017 gdi turbo escape
mrjlube Offline


Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 174
Loc: Royal Oak MI.
Drained factory fill around 3,000 miles. Went to Valvoline synthetic 5w20. I havr 2,000 miles on the oil so far. I am leaving monday on a 4,000 mile round trip from northern Michigan to souther Florida. Do you all think the valvoline synthetic will do well or should I change it out before i leave? Thanks for the help,it seems valvoline synthetic is not popular around here. Thanks everyone
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#4641362 - 01/20/18 08:40 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 263
Loc: Georgia
Valvoline is good. I really like their full synthetic maxlife. Your car will be fine no matter if you change the oil or not. I would go ahead and change it, though. Better to have a super clean motor.
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#4641363 - 01/20/18 08:41 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
Iowegian Offline


Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 273
Loc: Iowa
Valvoline is a good oil. I personally use Pennzoil.
Some here will disagree with me a call it a waste of money, but I would change it just ahead of that 4k mile trip...with any oil brand. GDI turbo can be hard on oil. You will have 6k miles on that oil by the time you get back, albeit mostly highway miles.
I just would rather be safe with being so far away from home.
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#4641365 - 01/20/18 08:42 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1911
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
Interesting dilemma. I would go right into your regular change interval now. 6000 miles is not excessive. Just my two cents. If you’re worried abut 6,000 miles, drive into the fast lane of a Volkswagen dealer and get it done somewhere along the way. No shame in that.

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#4641369 - 01/20/18 08:45 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1911
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
Might this be the oil you’re talking about?


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#4641376 - 01/20/18 08:54 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
BikeWhisperer Offline


Registered: 01/20/15
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Loc: Cascadia
4,000 miles of highway driving is not hard on oil, don't worry about it until you get back. I own two Eco-Boost vehicles and go 7,500 miles of mixed driving with full synthetic which is still less than the OLM on the vehicles show the oil is ready for a change (and the OLM programming is based on using semi-synthetic).
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#4641382 - 01/20/18 09:01 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
mrjlube Offline


Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 174
Loc: Royal Oak MI.
Yes that would be the oil
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#4641384 - 01/20/18 09:04 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
mrjlube Offline


Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 174
Loc: Royal Oak MI.
Yes that would be the oil
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#4641391 - 01/20/18 09:10 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2169
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Your trip will be EZ on the oil. I'd change it when you return to MI.
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#4641393 - 01/20/18 09:11 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2908
Loc: Wet side WA
Most of that drive is going to all be freeway when you end the 4K trip change the oil. The Valvoline will make it no sweat.
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#4641409 - 01/20/18 09:25 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
tcp71 Offline


Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 291
Loc: Alberta
Why are you using 5w20 oil? The ecoboost engines all specify 5w30 and tend to shear and dilute oil.


Edited by tcp71 (01/20/18 09:28 PM)

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#4641412 - 01/20/18 09:27 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
mrjlube Offline


Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 174
Loc: Royal Oak MI.
Not the 1.5 l ecoboost. 1.5 takes 5w20
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#4641414 - 01/20/18 09:30 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
tcp71 Offline


Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 291
Loc: Alberta
Wonder why the rest of them spec 5w30 and not the 1.5? The 2.0, 2.3, 2.7 and 3.5 all use 5w30. Not sure about the 1.0. Does it have the timing belt in the oil or am I thinking of the 1.0?


Edited by tcp71 (01/20/18 09:32 PM)

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#4641426 - 01/20/18 09:50 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1911
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
Originally Posted By: mrjlube
Not the 1.5 l ecoboost. 1.5 takes 5w20


Yes, that is correct. 5W-20.

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#4641441 - 01/20/18 10:06 PM Re: 2017 gdi turbo escape [Re: mrjlube]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1911
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada

Is interesting. Maybe they made the necessary changes to correct the issue.


Edited by Snagglefoot (01/20/18 10:21 PM)

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