Go Back   Chevy Equinox Forum | GMC Terrain Forum | Cadillac SRX Forum > Chevy Equinox General Discussion > 2010+ Equinox Maintenance

2010+ Equinox Maintenance

First oil change


This is a discussion on First oil change within the 2010+ Equinox Maintenance forums, part of the Chevy Equinox General Discussion category!
Hello, I have a new ordered 2014 Equinox LT2 4 cyl FWD we are picking up next week, my question ...





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
imcgyver is on a distinguished road
Default First oil change

Hello, I have a new ordered 2014 Equinox LT2 4 cyl FWD we are picking up next week, my question I have is I will be using synthetic oil but is synthetic oil or dino oil better for the first change? when should I do the first change?
Thank you for your time and response.
Ron
imcgyver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
VENDOR
 
Black02Silverado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Faison NC
Age: 54
Posts: 142
Rep Power: 10
Black02Silverado is on a distinguished road
Default

Just follow what was posted over in GM-Trucks. It is good advice. You have the maintenance plan from GM, follow that and then from there on after just make sure the oil you use meets dexos1. Going full synthetic never hurts but is overkill unless you don't mind spending the money or plan on extending you oil drains.
__________________
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants & Filtration Systems, Click Here
Wholesale pricing available!
Black02Silverado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Admin
 
dietz4ibanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Carolina
Age: 36
Posts: 4,670
Rep Power: 10
dietz4ibanez is on a distinguished road
Default

I think that the dealer will tell you to change the oil when the Oil Life Monitor(OLM) tells you to. Years ago I would say do it wherever you are comfortable, like 3000-5000k.

With my 2010, we've always changed it in accordance to the OLM. I felt better about doing so when I switched to Amsoil Synthetic oils. GM stands by their OLM's for properly timed servicing intervals. If you were still skeptical you can always go about 3000 miles and then send the gathered used oil to be tested. As you get the results you can change the oil again and have it tested. Based on the results of the first test, they will tell you if the oil is still decently clean or not. You can adjust the amount of miles you go before change based on previous results. I would speculate that oil in these cars with 3000 miles will show results of decently like new oil. I would also suggest a sooner first oil change just due to the evidence of wear metals. I would recommend changing it at 3000 miles the first time. But that's just my opinion.
dietz4ibanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil Change Uh-Oh kooz_jr 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 13 03-30-2015 05:25 AM
transmission change jherman 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 11 11-01-2013 08:23 PM
2012 2LT Oil Change SCCUBSFAN 2010+ Equinox General Forum 10 04-08-2012 10:39 AM
When you change your oil.... dietz4ibanez 2010+ Equinox Maintenance 15 11-11-2011 10:11 AM
Color change Z_Ghost The Lounge 10 01-10-2011 02:55 PM