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Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? #5174695 07/30/19 10:13 AM
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This may have been discussed before but I did not see any concrete statements. The GM DEXOS approval list (https://www.gmdexos.com/brands/dexos1/index.html) includes several store brand oils and branded oils made by the company, with the same approval number. For example, Amalie Elixir 5w30, some of the Carquest syn 5w30, and some of the STP syn 5w30 have the same approval number (D10397HG049). Does this mean they are the same oil in a different package, or does this just reflect the fact that they were all packaged by Amalie?


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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RyanY] #5174697 07/30/19 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by RyanY
For example, Amalie Elixir 5w30, some of the Carquest syn 5w30, and some of the STP syn 5w30 have the same approval number (D10397HG049). Does this mean they are the same oil in a different package?


That is my understanding.


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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RyanY] #5174712 07/30/19 10:39 AM
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I'm not sure of the answer. I know when WPP/Warren Dist oils have like Super Tech been discussed, approval # used to identify them as manufacturer. If I had to speculate, same oil.

On a related note, good to see the Dexos1 Gen2 listing restored. For awhile it disappeared.

Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RyanY] #5174727 07/30/19 11:01 AM
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It makes sense that the oil manufacturer would get Dexos certification for their product, which allows them to put the Dexos logo on all of that product, regardless of the retail brand selling the product. Walmart's Supertech synthetic oil has Dexos approval and I don't think Walmart paid for the testing and certification, it was done by the oil manufacturer (Warren or ?).


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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RyanY] #5174811 07/30/19 12:33 PM
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To throw a wrench here, which I think might be why there's confusion. Some known distributors do not share a license number with the house brand. For instance, Citgo packages for Blain's Farm & Fleet. Yet none of their Dexos oils have matching license number. They're close, and you can definitely see some kind of pattern at work, but they're not exactly the same.

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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RamFan] #5174815 07/30/19 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by RamFan
To throw a wrench here, which I think might be why there's confusion. Some known distributors do not share a license number with the house brand. For instance, Citgo packages for Blain's Farm & Fleet. Yet none of their Dexos oils have matching license number. They're close, and you can definitely see some kind of pattern at work, but they're not exactly the same.

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It appears in this example Blain's footed the bill for testing and certification.


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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: dave1251] #5174949 07/30/19 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dave1251
Originally Posted by RamFan
To throw a wrench here, which I think might be why there's confusion. Some known distributors do not share a license number with the house brand. For instance, Citgo packages for Blain's Farm & Fleet. Yet none of their Dexos oils have matching license number. They're close, and you can definitely see some kind of pattern at work, but they're not exactly the same.

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It appears in this example Blain's footed the bill for testing and certification.

How did you determine that by looking at this list?
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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RyanY] #5174987 07/30/19 04:05 PM
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I'm assuming it takes a while for companies to update their products to comply? I say this because there are a couple omissions which previously had DX1 - Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 and (one of my local favourites) Penrite GF5 enviro+, and that's just at first glance.

Also, can someone tell me how/why Fram Ultra XG filters have a Dexos rating?

Edit - don't mind me, I found the two oils on the list. But still confused by the filters..

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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: OZHSV] #5174998 07/30/19 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by OZHSV

Also, can someone tell me how/why Fram Ultra XG filters have a Dexos rating?


Ha, that's not for the filters. Believe it or not but Fram actually sells oil too. Only place I've ever found it is on Amazon but it is a thing.


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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RamFan] #5175016 07/30/19 04:43 PM
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Also, can someone tell me how/why Fram Ultra XG filters have a Dexos rating?


Ha, that's not for the filters. Believe it or not but Fram actually sells oil too. Only place I've ever found it is on Amazon but it is a thing.


Considering it's not even on their website, I'm not sure what to think now..!

Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RyanY] #5175021 07/30/19 04:46 PM
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From Dexos website.. fwiw

"Licensed Blenders manufacture engine oil meeting the dexos® specification using previously approved additives and formulations obtained from additive suppliers. An initial production and yearly sample (1-gallon) will be required for the life of the license.

Licensed Branders purchase fully formulated dexos® oil from a Licensed Blender and repackage the oil under their own brand name(s)."

A "brander" (XYX Farm & Ranch for example) doesn't/didn't necessarily "pay" for the oil license, they are using the license from the blender for the oil and have their own "branders"???... this is how I interpret it.

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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RyanY] #5175119 07/30/19 07:07 PM
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There is a new category DexosD crzy

Right now, there are only 2 licensed dexosD oils,one of them being ACDelco of course, and both are 0w20

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I have an 2018 Silverado. Purchased new. Used up the 2 free oil changes at 5,000 miles each. Currently Running Rotella T6 15-40W. No issues


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Originally Posted by JimSilverado
I have an 2018 Silverado. Purchased new. Used up the 2 free oil changes at 5,000 miles each. Currently Running Rotella T6 15-40W. No issues


You’re using 15w-40 in a truck that specs 0w-20? Why?

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Re: Same DEXOS approval number for several brands? [Re: RyanY] #5181666 08/08/19 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by RyanY


(Is this the definitive dexos list as quickly looking through these oils I see one and only one 0W30 that has dexos1 Gen2 approval and that is an M1 offering).

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