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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2019, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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AC Delco motor oil

I looked in my vehicle owner's manual, and for the type of oil that is recommended is ACDelco Synthetic Blend, Dexos 1, 5w-30
I was thinking of keeping that type of oil going, at least while under warranty.

Slight problem though. That oil is very hard to find. No one sells it locally, and it seems the only places I can get it, is from ebay or summit racing.
That seems kind of odd that an oil that is recommended, is hard to come by.

So, I have a feeling most of us car owners do NOT use this ACDelco oil. would I be right with that assumption?

I'll just select another brand and keep it consistent from here on out.

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Are you sure its the Synthetic Blend and not Full Synthetic? That what it is on the 2018 Terrain 2.0

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Even if it is synthetic vs full synthetic...........still not able to obtain in auto parts stores. Around me at least

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GM also has approved Mobil1, and Mobil1 Extended Performance as another recommended engine oil.

Some dealers use this along with or instead of the Delco brand oil.

Because of the availability and cost of the GM/Delco oil; I exclusively use Mobil1, 5W-30, Extended Performance in all of my GM vehicles.

It is available everywhere automotive products are sold, and is relatively inexpensive. Even Walmart stocks this for a very competitive price.

Another plus: Mobil1 is Dexos1, Gen2 certified, and is a fully synthetic oil.

Engine oil brand and usage is always a hot topic on any automotive forum, but your vehicle would be warranty protected by using this.

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The Dexos 1 oil spec has been replaced by the Dexos 2 spec. All cars calling for Dexos 1 now call for Dexos 2 instead.

Use a Dexos 2 approved oil. There are tons of them out there.

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The Dexos 1 oil spec has been replaced by the Dexos 2 spec. All cars calling for Dexos 1 now call for Dexos 2 instead.

Use a Dexos 2 approved oil. There are tons of them out there.
To clarify your statement:

Dexos1-Gen2, is what is the most current requirement for gasoline engines. (it's still Dexos1, but second generation)

Dexos2, is formulated for the GM diesel engines.

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To clarify your statement:

Dexos1-Gen2, is what is the most current requirement for gasoline engines. (it's still Dexos1, but second generation)

Dexos2, is formulated for the GM diesel engines.

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Correct. I keep forgetting that there even is a Dexos 2 spec for diesel.

Dexos 1 gen 2 for the win!
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You can pull lists of approved dexos1-Gen2, dexos2, and dexosD oils at www.gmdexos.com .

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As we can see from the lists of Dexos approved lubricants; there are many choices, and there's no reason not to use an approved oil in your late model GM vehicle.

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I don't know what it costs at the dealer but you can always get the AC Delco oil from any GM dealer. I found it sold locally at an autoparts store here (Benson Autoparts) and is what I use, but 0W20 for the 1.5T.

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