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Which oil does your GM 1.4 turbo seem to like? #5466700 06/30/20 09:34 PM
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I've been using valvoline synthetic since I had the car, seems to run well. Wondering if you guys had a preference or observations with different brands. Thanks!


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Re: Which oil does your GM 1.4 turbo seem to like? [Re: hardcore302] #5466702 06/30/20 09:37 PM
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Ran 5w30 to 100k ... switched to M1 0w40 ...
Now at 135k and runs good ...

Re: Which oil does your GM 1.4 turbo seem to like? [Re: hardcore302] #5466731 06/30/20 11:04 PM
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Whatever meets 5w-30 Dexos spec. 76,000 miles and not a drop of oil added between changes. Going strictly by the OCM, roughly 6-7000 miles between changes


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Re: Which oil does your GM 1.4 turbo seem to like? [Re: hardcore302] #5466813 07/01/20 07:13 AM
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I have used mostly M1 5w30 for the first 115k, then switched to 0w40 or 5w40 Castrol, Pennzoil or M1. Mainly used the 5w30 for the 100k powertrain warranty, but decided to switch based on UOAs from this site. It seems the 1st gen 1.4l is tough on oil so bumping up to a 40 grade made sense to me. I know this is subjective, but the engine seems quieter and smoother running on the xw40, all you really hear is the injectors.


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Re: Which oil does your GM 1.4 turbo seem to like? [Re: hardcore302] #5466964 07/01/20 09:58 AM
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M1 0W-40 seems to be what every 5W-30 oil should be.


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Re: Which oil does your GM 1.4 turbo seem to like? [Re: c502cid] #5467185 07/01/20 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by c502cid
Whatever meets 5w-30 Dexos spec. 76,000 miles and not a drop of oil added between changes. Going strictly by the OCM, roughly 6-7000 miles between changes



How can they let you be a member here at BITOG? grin

Re: Which oil does your GM 1.4 turbo seem to like? [Re: hardcore302] #5467288 07/01/20 05:10 PM
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