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


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4687939
03/07/18 07:48 PM
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Virginia
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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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Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
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Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4687995
03/07/18 08:32 PM
03/07/18 08:32 PM
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Georgia
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Georgia
M1 15w50


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto
2009 Scion TC Manual
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4688045
03/07/18 09:14 PM
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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.

Last edited by Carbon12; 03/07/18 09:17 PM.
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4688054
03/07/18 09:21 PM
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0w30 is fine, so is 5w30. Use whatever you like best.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4688098
03/07/18 10:02 PM
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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


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4688105
03/07/18 10:07 PM
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Campbellsville, KY
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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.

Last edited by Alex_V; 03/07/18 10:10 PM.

I like Chevy and Valvoline.

'13 Cruze, 1.4T, 113K
'85 GMC C3500, 454, 130K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 169K
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: Carbon12] #4688114
03/07/18 10:18 PM
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Texas
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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

Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4688130
03/07/18 10:38 PM
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Since itís a turbo perhaps look for HTO-06 specification. I think a few popular 5W-30s carry it.


2007 X5 4.8i: M1 HM 10W-30
2016 Countryman S: EDGE 0W-30
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 1JZ_E46] #4688140
03/07/18 10:59 PM
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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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Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: LotI] #4688184
03/07/18 11:47 PM
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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.


2007 X5 4.8i: M1 HM 10W-30
2016 Countryman S: EDGE 0W-30
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: Snagglefoot] #4688671
03/08/18 01:02 PM
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Northern Kentucky
901Memphis Offline OP
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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.


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4689782
03/09/18 05:34 PM
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Northern Kentucky
901Memphis Offline OP
901Memphis  Offline OP
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I still need help guys!


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4689827
03/09/18 06:27 PM
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Down Under
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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.


Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Let's pick my oil, 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo [Re: 901Memphis] #4689850
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Valvoline Max-Life 5W30 Semi-syn. $17 delivered all day on Amazon Prime....


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