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2.4 Ecotec DI #4699035
03/18/18 06:57 PM
03/18/18 06:57 PM
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Golden Meadow, LA
mobilaltima Offline OP
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Golden Meadow, LA
Friends car, 2015 Equinox she bought new with 33k miles of yesterday. I usually change her oil whenever the olm hits 30-35%, its short tripped a mile to her work and back 5 days a week, a longer trip every now and then on the weekends. I usually use Supertech or Smittys SuperSyn Dexos 5W30 with a Fram Ultra. Never had a UOA done, oil always comes out black being a DI engine. I read somewhere online, cant remember where, that the 2.4 DI engines are hard on 5W30, that it would help to step up to a Euro 0W40 such as Mobil 1. Is anyone running a 0W40 or other grade than the recommended 5W30 with success? Im not sure if she has a 5 yr/60k or 5yr/100k warranty though.


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: 2.4 Ecotec DI [Re: mobilaltima] #4699146
03/18/18 08:14 PM
03/18/18 08:14 PM
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Northern Ontario, Canada
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Any idea how many miles when it hits 30 - 35% on the OLM?
Make sure you're using Dexos1 Gen2 spec oil.
Keep using the Fram Ultra.
And if it was my car, I would keep changing at 30 - 35% OLM.


2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2015 KIA RIO SX
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
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Re: 2.4 Ecotec DI [Re: mobilaltima] #4699151
03/18/18 08:21 PM
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Golden Meadow, LA
mobilaltima Offline OP
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its around 5-5500k miles when it hits 30-35%


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: 2.4 Ecotec DI [Re: mobilaltima] #4699179
03/18/18 08:59 PM
03/18/18 08:59 PM
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Iowa
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The 2015 still has the 5-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.


2015 Chevy Traverse 3.6L (LLT) Mobil 1 5w30 w/ Fram Ultra
2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback 1.4L (LE2) Mobil 1 5w30 w/ Wix
Re: 2.4 Ecotec DI [Re: mobilaltima] #4699285
03/19/18 02:10 AM
03/19/18 02:10 AM
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Iowa
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Iowa
Stay with 5w30. 40 weight may be too thick for the camshaft solenoids to function properly.
Use full synthetic dexos 1 gen 2 oil and keep receipts.
Don't go over 5,000 miles.

I STRONGLY recommend getting a UOA.

I have a 2011 Equinox with the 2.4l DI.
They are VERY hard on the oil.


2011 Equinox, 2.4l
2009 Sienna, 3.5l

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