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2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 #5127256
06/06/19 05:28 PM
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GaryPoe Offline OP
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Im not sure what to think about this one. 5000 miles on the oil and I checked it and was just touching the stick, so I changed next day. It was 1.5 quarts low when changed/sampled. She usually takes it to 20% oil life left on the monitor, Im guessing equals around 7500 miles and it has always been maintained by the dealer, and I have never checked the oil so Im guessing it has been ran very low on oil several times "but no oil lamp". There was some warm up/idle time but not much. My wife drives moderate/heavy footed. 95% city. Changed to M1EP 5w30 and planning on 5k mile oci from now on. Any advice/suggestions?

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2014 F150 STX 4x4 Sport, Super Cab 5.0L Coyote, OZ Omega Tuned, Leveled with 35" BFG TKO2, Banks Power Monster exhaust, jlt oil seperator 5w20 PPPP, Motorcraft fl-500-s
Re: 2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 [Re: GaryPoe] #5127371
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yeah check the oil once a week.


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'11 Scion XB
Re: 2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 [Re: GaryPoe] #5127387
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If I'm not mistaken, your Equinox falls into the Equinox/Terrain oil burning class action lawsuit. The final hearing on that should take place sometime later this year in early October this year.



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Re: 2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 [Re: GaryPoe] #5127392
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Why do people neglect their vehicles? Oil checking can be done in under 20 seconds.

Last edited by Triple_Se7en; 06/06/19 08:37 PM.

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Re: 2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 [Re: GaryPoe] #5127517
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The 100C viscosity is lower than most 20W starting viscosities. So you're running a a thin 20 weight by the time of a change there.


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Re: 2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 [Re: GaryPoe] #5127525
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Have the vehicle and engine. The time to change the oil in the 4-cyl pig is when it starts to burn it at a considerable rate -- and believe me this engine does. For me, that's around 4K miles. Running any oil past that point in this DI engine is asking for trouble, like timing chain elongation issues, etc.

If the driver is continually revving the engine, driving it hard, a shorter 3K mile interval is likely in order.

I don't want to hear that this engine can handle extended OCI's. It cannot.

This 4-cyl is not my easy-on-oil 5.3L V8...

Last edited by SteveG4; 06/07/19 01:25 AM.

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Re: 2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 [Re: GaryPoe] #5127650
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These 2.4's are oil burners, and if let to get low, the damage accelerates rapidly.

3k changes, and check the oil regularly are SOP on these if you want them to last.

10W-30 or even 10W-40 HM oil wouldn't be out pf place here.


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Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, STP blue bottle; Fram TG 9688.

2009 Pontiac G5 - 2.2 I-4, auto, 121k miles.
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Re: 2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 [Re: GaryPoe] #5127984
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1.5 low and no oil light? When the wife's caddy got to quart low (bottom of crosspatch) here check oil light would come on, thank god!!!


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Re: 2013 Equinox 2.4L AC Delco 5w30 [Re: addyguy] #5128252
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Originally Posted by addyguy
These 2.4's are oil burners, and if let to get low, the damage accelerates rapidly.

3k changes, and check the oil regularly are SOP on these if you want them to last.

10W-30 or even 10W-40 HM oil wouldn't be out pf place here.

I agree with you.


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