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#2356467 - 08/24/11 02:17 PM Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil?
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Upstate NY
My Cruze calls for Dexos 1 motor oil. Right now I have some QSUD that's going into it for the first change once the OLM hits 50%. I'm thinking I'll just keep using QSUD since it's Dexos, and readily available at Wal-Mart.

Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil, and what oils are you running/planning on running?
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#2356501 - 08/24/11 02:57 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: sciphi]
TallPaul Offline


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So it's supposedly required oil for all GM gasoline engines beginning with the 2011 model year. I say dexos schmexos. No way can the engine require that oil. Sounds like scare tactics.

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#2356506 - 08/24/11 03:04 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: sciphi]
OldCowboy Offline


Registered: 05/28/11
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Not sure why you wouldn't want to use a GF-5/dexos oil like QSUD. The dexos spec requires higher performance in several areas than the GF-5 spec does.

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#2356522 - 08/24/11 03:39 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: TallPaul]
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Originally Posted By: TallPaul
So it's supposedly required oil for all GM gasoline engines beginning with the 2011 model year. I say dexos schmexos. No way can the engine require that oil. Sounds like scare tactics.


Actually Dexos1 oil is a higher quality than non Dexos1. So why wouldn't you want to use it?
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#2356538 - 08/24/11 03:57 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: tig1]
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I wouldn't use it for oil burner and when MPG is a priority.

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#2356560 - 08/24/11 04:23 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: sciphi]
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My 2011 Caddy SRX uses Dexos oil. At least I don't have to pay for it, because GM covers all maintenance on 2011 Caddy's.
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#2356579 - 08/24/11 04:42 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: EricZoom]
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I'd look for Dexos 1 motor oil if my car required 5W30 - it's a better oil !
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#2356661 - 08/24/11 06:30 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: sciphi]
sciphi Offline


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QSUD is marked on GM's Dexos Web site as approved. Since it's available for $21 at Wal-Mart, there's no reason why not to use it in my car.
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#2356676 - 08/24/11 06:49 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: sciphi]
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I've got a fill of QSUD in the 'ol Honda now...been in there about 3,000 miles...gonna do a UOA on it at about 5,000 miles. I can't say I notice any difference over the PP and Ultra that I ran before.
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#2356743 - 08/24/11 07:44 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: sciphi]
dwendt44 Offline


Registered: 05/17/06
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Loc: Central Wisconsin
My Terrain calls for Dexos 1. I have several 6 qt. 'cases' of Pennzoil Platinum and Mobil 1. Most of it was purchased two years ago. I'll be using that until it's gone.
It's all full synthetic and would certainly equal or pass the Dexos specifications, even at two or three years old.

Next oil change is in late September.
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#2356749 - 08/24/11 07:51 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: dwendt44]
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My 2011 truck requires Dexos 1 and right now I am running Mobil 1, but next oil change will be either QSUD or AC Delco Dexos motor oil from the dealer.
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#2356857 - 08/24/11 09:36 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: TTK]
1999nick Offline


Registered: 01/14/04
Posts: 1087
Loc: Germantown TN 38138
Originally Posted By: TTK
My 2011 truck requires Dexos 1 and right now I am running Mobil 1, but next oil change will be either QSUD or AC Delco Dexos motor oil from the dealer.


Isn't the M1 5W30 you are presently using Dexos 1?

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#2356869 - 08/24/11 09:48 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: TTK]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
Originally Posted By: TTK
My 2011 truck requires Dexos 1 and right now I am running Mobil 1, but next oil change will be either QSUD or AC Delco Dexos motor oil from the dealer.


I thought the trucks were extempt from dexos but maybe thats just full size trucks?
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#2356885 - 08/24/11 10:07 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: sciphi]
johnachak Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
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Loc: L.I. NY USA
Originally Posted By: sciphi

Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil, and what oils are you running/planning on running?


Our Chevy doesn't require Dexos 1 (2007) but since it is the new standard I will use it. As far as I remember, Pennzoil Platinum and Mobil 1 5w-30 are Dexos approved. I like both of them. The Kendall Synthetic I have been using says meets or exceeds Dexos 1 but is not approved. I will be using the M1 or PP unless Kendall gets the approval. I always try to use the current spec. Good luck.
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#2356941 - 08/24/11 11:23 PM Re: Who else has a car that needs Dexos motor oil? [Re: sciphi]
dwendt44 Offline


Registered: 05/17/06
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Loc: Central Wisconsin
The non-D.I. engines probably don't need the Dexos but GM calls for it so dealers don't have to carry yet another type of oil.

Also, it's an upgrade from the usual conventional oil that most GM owners used up to this point.

If you use synthetic oil, don't worry about it, most any quality synthetic will surpass the Dexos specs anyway.
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