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Old Yesterday, 12:15 PM   #29
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Yeah it is the same engine from 2016 to 2019, but GM keeps changing the oil recommendation! 2016-17 recommendation was Dexos1 synthetic blend. Then Dexos1 full synthetic 5W-30 was recommended for 2018 - except for track use, where 0W-40 or 5W-40 Dexos2 was recommended. Now the 2019 recommendation is 0W-40 Dexos2...

Maybe GM keeps changing the recommendations because they're constantly analyzing results and learning how the engine responds to different oils over time? Wouldn't the 2019 recommendation be good for all 6th gen 6.2L engines?
i think this goes to show how UNIMPORTANT all of this oil business really is. some of you girls acting like you’ve never owned a car with an internal combustion engine before...given a few of the responses, i would believe this.
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Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM   #30
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i think this goes to show how UNIMPORTANT all of this oil business really is. some of you girls acting like you’ve never owned a car with an internal combustion engine before...given a few of the responses, i would believe this.
What a revelation!

You should totally call GM and let them know. You just saved them a ton of cash, good job!
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 PM   #31
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What a revelation!

You should totally call GM and let them know. You just saved them a ton of cash, good job!
one thing is for sure, they need the cash. approved oils range from 0-20 to 5-40. pick one and move on. i think i’m going to print the list off, close my eyes and use tinkerbell’s wand to choose.
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Old Yesterday, 08:03 PM   #32
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I have a FIFTY..so Dexos 5W-30 is what is recommended for my car (and what’s on the fill cap). I’m not torn on what weight/viscosity to use, but rather the brand. I get it...look for the approved Dexos 1 Gen 2 logo, but is one brand better than another? Royal Purple? Mobil 1? Penzoil? Valvoline? Quaker State? No one mentions AC Delco oil, but do mention the PF64 filter. Why is it that so many recommend the factory installed filter, but not the oil? Why use the factory filter, but an aftermarket oil? Isn’t the factory filter considered a “regular” or “conventional” filter whereas a Mobil 1 or K&N filter are considered a “synthetic” filter? I got a really good deal on the high performance K&N filter (HP-1017), but now I’m second guessing it for the PF64 or a Mobil 1 filter. Also...I was leaning towards Royal Purple 5W-30, but now I’m leaning towards Mobil 1 5W-30. I get the ‘19s now come with 0W-40 (and what is recommended), but this formula..at least the ESP version isn’t available in stores and I’m not so sure I even wanna spend that kind of money on that oil when I “merely” have a 2017. See my dilemma here?
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Old Yesterday, 10:42 PM   #33
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it's a two part question that matters in different ways than the criteria used to select the same components by the factory.

1. Filters do vary brand to brand and within their own lineups. These have been cut open and tested and in many cases, tested scientifically and not just assumptions. You can see these on various sites to make an educated purchasing decision.

2. Oil above a certain threshhold is essentially overkill. But what sets that threshhold is different depending on how you drive the car. If you dont do anything the instruction manual says you shouldn't do and follow it exactly and live in an area that is generally flat and temperate then yea the stock stuff will be fine. If you want to deviate from that, then getting a little more top tier and/or thicker/thinner is preferrable. Generally, you want to aim for overkill within your viscosity range, but not ridiculously expensive. I'd say most people can make do with _any_ brand of full synthetic ...then you just need to pick the viscosity that makes sense for your driving use and be done with it (always change the oil or change the filter by the filter mileage in this case ...as full synth oil will usually outlast your filter..not vice versa). The only people who need to care about a brand of full synth are people who track their cars regularly. Even then, i doubt they're leaving the oil in the engine long enough for the difference in quality between full synth oils matters.
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Old Yesterday, 11:28 PM   #34
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Sadly...I put about 500 miles on my baby in the last 14 months. It does sit in the garage a lot. I definitely don’t do any track days and likely won’t ever. It’s more of a garage queen that I take out every now and then to cruise around. However, I do like to get in the gas here and there. If I had bought a non-50th anniversary Camaro (FIFTY package), I probably would’ve mildly modded it and possibly take it to the strip. Oh and of course drive it a lot more.

Isn’t one of the main purposes of running a full synthetic is less break down which allows you to put more miles between oil changes? For that, you would want a higher quality (“synthetic”) filter so that it matches somewhat the logevity? That’s my whole goal here. It doesn’t make sense in my opinion to use a oil that is good for 5000 miles when the filter is only good for 3000. Then it’s pointless to get that premium oil.
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