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When you change your Terrain/Equinox motor oil, which do you use or plan on using?

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Here's a quick poll on which motor oil you use or plan to use in your Terrain or Equinox. Reply back if you want other brands added to the poll. This pole is for future oil changes, not the conventional oil that comes with the vehicles.
 

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PP...the only oil IMO.....
 

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I have the 2011 and the owners manual says they require dexos specs oil. The only makers of this so far that I could find are Pennzoil and Quaker state, both full synthetic.
 

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They just opened an Advance Auto parts near me. They had a deal for $19.99 for a Puroltor filter (Pure One) and Castrol Syn blend. So I purchased that combo. I use what I can get a good sale on
 

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hfdad said:
I have the 2011 and the owners manual says they require dexos specs oil. The only makers of this so far that I could find are Pennzoil and Quaker state, both full synthetic.
Have you been able to actually locate a source for dexos oil? I still can't find it in stores.
 

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GM says that until dexos1 becomes available more readily you can use synthetic for a stop gap.

For me, its only PP for the Terrain and G8. Can grab it at any auto store and for the price, its a dang great oil.
 

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In this months issue of Amsoil magazine they state the new XL oil is fully GM6094M compatable. And at less then $6/qt that is my prefered brand.
 

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mnussbaum said:
Have you been able to actually locate a source for dexos oil? I still can't find it in stores.
http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Oils/Mobil_1_5W-30.aspx

Mobil 1 licensed for dexos(TM)specifications.
ExxonMobil signed an agreement to continue as the lubricants supplier for the U.S. General Motors' dealer network for the next five years. In addition, ExxonMobil announced that a number of its key products, including Mobil 1, are now officially dexos(TM) licensed worldwide.
Pennzoil Platinum is dexos 1 approved
http://www.pennzoil.com/#/motor-oil/pennzoil-platinum
http://www.pennzoil.com/documents/DexosPressRelease.pdf


Quaker State
http://www.quakerstate.com/#/news?story=1466
Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ Exceeds New Oil Spec For 2011 GM Vehicles
General Motors is introducing dexos1™, a new global engine oil specification for gasoline and E85-fueled vehicles, in all 2011 model year Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.
It might take a bit of time before the bottles have the dexos1 symbol on them.
 

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Thanks for those links. From the wording on the websites it looks like the existing formulations of Mobil 1 and Quaker State oils were certified as meeting the spec, however, the Pennzoil press release specifically mentions "new, next-generation" Pennzoil Platinum. So I'd feel comfortable with the Mobil and Quaker State bottles even without a dexos logo.
 

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Your Welcome.
 

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I am an Amsoil Man. I highly recommend their products and their extended drain intervals. They already have two Dexos 1 motor oils and the rest of their line is expected to be dexos 1 certified this spring.

I will only put Amsoil in my vehicles.
 

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GARYD said:
In this months issue of Amsoil magazine they state the new XL oil is fully GM6094M compatable. And at less then $6/qt that is my prefered brand.
Do you have any recommendation how a guy can get amsoil oil?
 

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As with my other Chevy...it's gonna be Mobil 1 at the first change
 

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007, sorry, I thought I answered your post, but see that I didn't. You can go to Amsoil's website and get the address of a local dealer. Some auto dealerships and Harley dealerships also sell Amsoil. Also check some of the fast change shops in your area.
I purchased a dealer membership so I can get oil a cheaper because I use a lot of oil and I really love the additive packages they use...especially for long term storage. Their main warehouse is just down the street from my office so I save on shipping too.
If you use a lot of oil you can purchase a dealer or a preferred customer package.
 

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DavidPJ said:
Reply back if you want other brands added to the poll.
Amsoil all the way, many years ago it was Mobil1, then upgraded to Royal Purple and then finally graduated with Amsoil. Just couldn't justify the cost of RP. :) [/color]
 

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Nice deal at Advance auto. Castrol Syn Blend and a Pureone oil filter for $19.99. It only costs $2 more that the regular organic Castrol oil and a standard Purolator filter. Exceeds GM 6094 spec which is specified for the 2010 models
 

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I've added a few more oil choices to the poll. To be fair and accurate, I had to reset the votes. I started again with my vote for Penzoil Platinum.
 

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PJ, you forgot one........Don't care. ;D ;D
 

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GARYD said:
PJ, you forgot one........Don't care. ;D ;D
That response would be in the "whatever dealer/shop provides" category.

Dave
 
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