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02-04-2013, 05:50 PM #1
Dealer Supplied Synthetic Blend Oil
I recently had my 07 Sierra serviced at the dealer where I bought it. I was told the dealers are now using only synthetic blend of oil for oil changes. The service tech could not tell me what the blend was other than being 5w-30 Dexos. Two (2) email later to the dealer and all I got back was a song and dance about the service they provide, etc. but no answer on what the blend of oil. I contacted the GMC Customer Assistnace Center and was unable to get an answer. I was told they would have to research it. All I want to know is what is the blend (%) of synthetic oil to regular oil. Can you help?
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02-04-2013, 06:43 PM #2
Here is the GM information, along with a list of approved 3rd party oils: http://www.gmdexos.com/home.html
I suspect the formula for each "mix" is proprietary information. Go with the full synthetic and avoid the worry.Ray
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02-04-2013, 07:04 PM #3
Good info Ray. I guess I know why the GM tech center switch from mobile one to FUCHS. I have been running the fuchs TITAN Supersyn D1 SAE 5W-30 for the last few oil changes.
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02-04-2013, 07:15 PM #4
I just switched from Castrol Edge to Royal Purple, I don't see RP on the list.
02-04-2013, 07:20 PM #5
what is funny is that less than 2 years ago GM was using royal purple at the tech center.
02-05-2013, 04:45 PM #6
@RayVoy -Thanks for the great information. I checked the site and was very pleased to see all the options for oil. I'm going to keep plugging away and if I get an answer will post here and any other thread anyone can suggest as being appropriate.
02-08-2013, 04:30 PM #7
Well, the GMC Coustomer Assistance Center replied to me and the told me they could not find the information. I sent a message through the site RoyVoy supplied and they have not replied. And, of course, no reply from the GM Customer Service folk at this thread. I truly don't know what the big deal is about this oil.
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