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#4687932 - 03/07/18 06:39 PM Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12893
Loc: Northern Kentucky
I need to decide on what oil I'm going to be using in my 1.4T cruze. Currently it's at 52k on the odometer. I am not only trying to decide which one but also if I should deviate from the manufacturer viscosity recommended 5w30 or 0w30 in extreme cold is allowed.

So far I'm wanting to use Pennzoil Ultra 5w30, but might have to settle for the platinum if I shop locally. I am also considering flavors of Mobil 1.

Should I use a euro 0w30, 0w40, 5w40? I have only one jug of synthetic left in my stash, which is some older Edge 0w30...I'm definitely using it next unless someone thinks that's crazy?

I will be using the Mahle made in USA filter for now and will get the German made one next.

Currently on a Valvoline change from the previous owner that's at 65% OLM, but I'm about to get a free oil change from the dealer when they are repairing some minor cosmetic damage, so I will be running that at least a few thousand miles before the edge goes in. Lots of city miles, usually I do 12-15k per year.
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#4687939 - 03/07/18 06:48 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 1662
Loc: Virginia
My Dad has a 2012 Cruze with 1.4,

Itís tough on the oil, donít run the OLM beyond 25%...

Use a full synthetic Dexos 1 rated oil, in 5W-30 or 0W-30 (only a few Dexos 1 0W-30 oils)
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#4687995 - 03/07/18 07:32 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Georgia
M1 15w50
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#4688045 - 03/07/18 08:14 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
Carbon12 Offline


Registered: 03/10/15
Posts: 199
Loc: MO
Bought my 2011 with about 7000 miles. Currently have 215,000. Ran QSUD 5w30 until about 120,000 then M1HM 5w30 until now. Current oil is my favorite but a 0w40 would be great for these engines as well. My OCI is 6000 - 7000 but that is all highway. Would cut back to 5000 for mostly city driving.

P.S. Car doesn't use any oil. I still tach it up to 6k once in a while and the thing still holds together.


Edited by Carbon12 (03/07/18 08:17 PM)

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#4688054 - 03/07/18 08:21 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
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0w30 is fine, so is 5w30. Use whatever you like best.
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#4688098 - 03/07/18 09:02 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1759
Loc: Alberta
Read your manual grasshopper. The proper oil is 5w-30.i If it gets to -30 C run 0-30. Your manual specifically says to not run 40 and 50 weights. Be careful on this blog because the heavy Vissers lurk.

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#4688105 - 03/07/18 09:07 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1155
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
I don't think euro oil is necessary in the 1.4, just a full synthetic changed more often than the OLM will tell you to. And it's not unheard of to run something like Amsoil 0w30 but the enthusiast community doesn't really see any need to run thicker than 5w30.


Edited by Alex_V (03/07/18 09:10 PM)
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#4688114 - 03/07/18 09:18 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: Carbon12]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6403
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Carbon12
Bought my 2011 with about 7000 miles. Currently have 215,000. Ran QSUD 5w30 until about 120,000 then M1HM 5w30 until now. Current oil is my favorite but a 0w40 would be great for these engines as well. My OCI is 6000 - 7000 but that is all highway. Would cut back to 5000 for mostly city driving.

P.S. Car doesn't use any oil. I still tach it up to 6k once in a while and the thing still holds together.


Ran mostly M1 EP .... tried PUP Ö tested louder Ö back to M1. At 90k switched to M1 0w40 like they do in Oz/other places.
My OLM is done around 7k Ö so almost due now and got a jug for $23 on sale Ö
Been buying Hengst filters off eBay Ö

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#4688130 - 03/07/18 09:38 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 1227
Loc: Oregon
Since itís a turbo perhaps look for HTO-06 specification. I think a few popular 5W-30s carry it.
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#4688140 - 03/07/18 09:59 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 1JZ_E46]
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Registered: 01/01/13
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Originally Posted By: 1JZ_E46
Since itís a turbo perhaps look for HTO-06 specification. I think a few popular 5W-30s carry it.

An 18 y.o. Oil spec isnít something to look up to. I would suggest Porsche A40 or VW 507 to look towards, in addition to the D1G2 thatís suggested for that motor.
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#4688184 - 03/07/18 10:47 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: LotI]
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Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 1227
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: LotI
Originally Posted By: 1JZ_E46
Since itís a turbo perhaps look for HTO-06 specification. I think a few popular 5W-30s carry it.

An 18 y.o. Oil spec isnít something to look up to. I would suggest Porsche A40 or VW 507 to look towards, in addition to the D1G2 thatís suggested for that motor.


Those are largely mutually exclusive specs.
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#4688671 - 03/08/18 12:02 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: Snagglefoot]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12893
Loc: Northern Kentucky
I was hoping more people would agree with me that I should use a euro 0w30/40. I'm already using my edges 0w30 so we'll see how it goes.


Originally Posted By: Charlie2015
M1 15w50


Lol no way

Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Read your manual grasshopper. The proper oil is 5w-30.i If it gets to -30 C run 0-30. Your manual specifically says to not run 40 and 50 weights. Be careful on this blog because the heavy Vissers lurk.

SF



Yeah but we know the manual doesn't always have our best interest when it's written.
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#4689782 - 03/09/18 04:34 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12893
Loc: Northern Kentucky
I still need help guys!
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#4689827 - 03/09/18 05:27 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4468
Loc: Down Under
901Memphis,
GM Australia say to use a Dexos2 (not Dexos1) oil in that little turbo engine, as it's hard on oil.

Dexos2 is the Diesel engine (and high stress gas engine) oil, not to be confused with Dexos1-Gen2. It's effectively a Euro C3 oil, which is a mid-SAPS version of a Euro A3/B4 oil. The mid-SAPS is mostly for the DPF when used in diesel engines. All Dexos2 & C3 & A3/B4 oils have a HTHS > 3.5 cP, so they are a "thick" oil compared to an ILSAC Dexos1 oil. Typical Dexos2 oils here are either 5W30 or 5W40.

So I would have no problem running a Euro 0W40 A3/B4 oil in the Cruze 1.4 iTi engine, it's basically a high-SAPS Dexos2 oil, and the SAPS level is mostly about the DPF not a gas engine issue.

When I enquired about using a Dexos1 oil in the Australian 1.4 Cruze, the message I got back from GM-Australia is that it wouldn't meet their warranty requirements and that Dexos2 was required.
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#4689850 - 03/09/18 05:53 PM Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis]
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Loc: WA
Valvoline Max-Life 5W30 Semi-syn. $17 delivered all day on Amazon Prime....
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