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Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? #5409362 04/21/20 09:22 AM
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here motul is quite popular amongst dexos certified motoroils (so much so that counterfeits started circulating)
also got into the bandwagon and currently using it. i mostly drive my car long distance smile no complaints so far. it was good price for a 5 litre container.
another popular brand is liqui moly...which is on the pricier side. nobody likes the GM branded oil that the dealer puts in from the barrel. that's for sure.


on the forums here people suggested that castrol edge ACEA C3 is a superior PAO based oil so i'll try to try that in my next oil change.

Last edited by yagciogullari; 04/21/20 09:25 AM. Reason: + liqui moly

2017 Opel Astra K 1.6 CDTI (diesel) - Motul 8100 X-Clean EFE 5W-30
Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: yagciogullari] #5409388 04/21/20 09:55 AM
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I'm guessing you're asking about Dexos 2 which is normally C3 used in GM euro diesels? That's what I have to run in my Chevy Colorado. I always use a 5w40 and not a 5w30. I have some Castrol Edge Turbo Diesel I bought at NAPA queued up for my next oil change.

It's interesting that I have 1l bottles and not quarts which would be normal here in the USA. Perhaps this does have some PAO as it cost close to $10/qt here which is pretty expensive. Fortunately I had a coupon. I'll have to check and see where it was manufactured. Anyhow, use with confidence. It's good stuff.

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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: yagciogullari] #5409389 04/21/20 09:56 AM
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I d=so not think a significant difference in Dexos certified oils exists. I use which ever is cheaper.

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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: sohccammer427] #5409396 04/21/20 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by sohccammer427
I'm guessing you're asking about Dexos 2 which is normally C3 used in GM euro diesels?


i dont know that much about dexos. my diesel car uses dexos2™ smile it might be different for gasoline engines. that's why i put just 'dexos' on this thread.

add to the confusion the dexos site lists these 3:

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never heard of dexosD, here.

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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: yagciogullari] #5409441 04/21/20 11:24 AM
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I've just finished a 20L tub of Shell Helix Ultra 5W30 AG - Dexos2 & C3. I did not require the dexos approval - the C3 spec, previous good experience with Shell oils and the price were the main drivers - 20L for £43 (£2.15 a litre). I've used it in three non-GM cars which were out of warranty and intend to send off some samples for a UOA in the next few days - oil changes done today at home. Out with the 5W30 and in with 0W30 Shell Helix Ultra ECT C3 which was even cheaper!

With any C3 spec oil that has a solid manufacturer approval such as Dexos2, MB229.51, VW504/507 I doubt you can go too far wrong if you keep to reasonable oil change intervals.


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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: yagciogullari] #5409450 04/21/20 11:31 AM
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Since we don't know if OP means DEXOS 1 GEN2 or DEXOS 2; I prefer to use either M1 0w30 of PP 5w30


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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: 53' Stude] #5409494 04/21/20 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by 53' Stude
Since we don't know if OP means DEXOS 1 GEN2 or DEXOS 2; I prefer to use either M1 0w30 of PP 5w30

OP has 1.6 turbo diesel (CDTi) in his Sig.... So dexos2...


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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: yagciogullari] #5409498 04/21/20 12:59 PM
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Kameleon: he posted DEXOS users, which oil do you prefer. It has nothing to do with signatures also so doesn’t matter. Thanks anyways


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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: yagciogullari] #5409519 04/21/20 01:41 PM
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I got four 5L jugs of the X-Clean+ 5W30 for $45 shipped, total for all four, from a glitch on Amazon I think. A gift card I had brought the actual expenditure down to $13 for 20 liters. I'm likely going to use it off-label for a winter oil, or donate it for F&F OCs.


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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: yagciogullari] #5409555 04/21/20 02:19 PM
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I would be interested to hear the differences between Dexos 2 & Dexos D, since Dexos 2 seems to be the light duty diesel oil, maybe Dexos D is the heavy duty one (Duramax use)?


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Re: Dexos users, which oil do you prefer? [Re: yagciogullari] #5409615 04/21/20 03:31 PM
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Some discussion on one of the few approved Dexos D oils below. Only 0W20

AC Delco DexosD oil


'15 Merc C300 diesel hybrid, Shell Helix Ultra 0W30 ECT C3
'13 Ford Fiesta 1.25, Shell Helix Ultra 5W30AG
'17 Audi R8 V10, Motul 8100 X-Clean+ 5W30
'19 Mini JCW, Shell Helix Ultra 0W30 ECT C3
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