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Old 04-11-2011, 12:04 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Dually uses Valvoline only because that's what my local GM
dealer uses and they are the ones that change the oil in it.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Just tell us the oil of your choice.

I am running Mobil 1 synthetic oil.
Chevrolet is requiring an expensive oil ($60/oil change) to maintain a warranty. Good Year found out about it 4 months into the year.

I Deal with the dealerships as little as possible.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:57 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ckaystaples View Post
Chevrolet is requiring an expensive oil ($60/oil change) to maintain a warranty. Good Year found out about it 4 months into the year.

I Deal with the dealerships as little as possible.
I do my own oil change and it cost me about half of that with Amsoil. Probably less.
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im doing my oil change by my self and using Mobile 2000. its half sinth.
but thinking to switch to Amsoil
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:29 AM   #36 (permalink)
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The 2011 and newer GM vehicles require dexos 1 specification oil. As long as the oil bottle has dexos 1 on the label you will be fine. AMSOIL meets that spec in the OE, XL and Signature Series lines.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:37 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I like amsoil.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:52 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic. $19.79/5Qt jug at Wal-Mart. I'm leaving it in there for 6000 miles.
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Originally Posted by Colt Hero View Post
Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic. $19.79/5Qt jug at Wal-Mart. I'm leaving it in there for 6000 miles.
Must be nice to get away with only 5 quarts... The new Nox V6 takes 6.. So I split a case of 12 for the Nox and the blue truck costing me about $25 each vehicle.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:17 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
Must be nice to get away with only 5 quarts... The new Nox V6 takes 6.. So I split a case of 12 for the Nox and the blue truck costing me about $25 each vehicle.
I bought two 5Qt jugs and will use the second jug as the "donor" to makeup the extra quart for a 6Qt oil change. This is the first vehicle I've ever owned that required 6Qts of oil. Kinda stinks. I'm used to 4.5 Qts changes and "banking" the 1/2 Qts for a future oil change.

So I guess it's costing me $24 + $3 (filter) per oil change for the Equinox. My "dino" changes for my other cars cost me about $13 ($10+$3) and last between 3000 and 3500 miles. So if I leave the Pennzoil in the Equinox for 6000 miles I'm calling it a "wash" cost-wise...
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Yeah I am with you it sucks! Though I will not complain to much since my Diesel takes 10 quarts.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:39 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Penzoil mineral oil with OEM filter. I do the service on my own and notice that a OEM filter will cost less than an aftermarket one. I like GM !
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:17 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I really like running the AC Delco filters... But normally I get FRAM!
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:25 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I saw some weird problems with the FRAM filters where I was working before, I'm sure FRAM is a good company but I'm looking for the OEM now.
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