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Old 06-30-2020, 12:59 PM   #1
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0w 40 european formula

I noticed I purchased the mobil 1 0w40 european formula instead of the esp 0w 40 from mobil 1. Can you use the european formula on the SS or does it have to be specifially ESP?
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:20 PM   #2
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Before the dexos2 Mobil 1 was available, I used the Motul X-Clean. It's a Euro Spec oil. However, it also is dexos2, so...


IIRC, 'euro spec' oils are designed for ultra-long change intervals (12k-15k miles) and are suitable for operation on high-speed roadways (autobahn, etc).
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:03 PM   #3
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I noticed I purchased the mobil 1 0w40 european formula instead of the esp 0w 40 from mobil 1. Can you use the european formula on the SS or does it have to be specifially ESP?
Will it work? Iím sure it will work just fine. Do you want to use it? Maybe not.

A few years ago a friend had the differential fail on his 5th Gen ZL1. There was a TSB out for the failure. He still had to provide dated receipts to GM to prove that he had followed the maintenance schedule with specified lubricant before GM would replace it under warranty.

Your power train warranty requires dexos certified oil. If youíre doing your own oil changes then youíll want to keep receipts for the oil and filter to prove youíre following the maintenance schedule. If there is an engine warranty issue then you may be required to provide the receipts. Technically GM could deny the warranty repair if you show them that you didnít use the required oil. I suggest that you use the recommended oil and either return your current oil or use it in a different vehicle. I wouldnít set myself up for a fight with GM if your car turns out to have a problem.
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:43 PM   #4
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I have been using Amsoil Improved Euro 5w-40 with no problems.
It is now engineered to be used for Dexo 2 vehicles.
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:49 PM   #5
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Run 5-w30 synthetic. I run dexos1 gen 2 owners manual says it is ok to use this as well.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:03 PM   #6
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Before the dexos2 Mobil 1 was available, I used the Motul X-Clean. It's a Euro Spec oil. However, it also is dexos2, so...


IIRC, 'euro spec' oils are designed for ultra-long change intervals (12k-15k miles) and are suitable for operation on high-speed roadways (autobahn, etc).
I use Motul 8100 X-Clean 5W40 exclusively.
It is Dexos2 Certified (You can pull up the list from the Dexos site). Upon request, I also got from Motul the original Dexos2 certificate for this oil.

As mentioned throughout this thread (and so many similar ones here), as long as you use Dexos officially certified fluids, GM's warranty should be honored.
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