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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 05:40 PM
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here is some info


https://www.techconnectcanada.com/bl...tic-engine-oil

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Thanks for the information. I will still make sure that my dealer is using it.

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Yup, the Dexos (GM Braded) oil is now Full SYN as I checked with my dealer last month. He said they previously used Valvoline Syn-blend, but switched over 3 years ago. I've always had the dealer change oil as they gave us the $17/lifetime changes when we bought it new back in 2012 and I can't change it myself that cheap. I was shocked as that's a really really good price for full syn and I've had an oil analysis done on mine and it shows it's holding up really well at 6,600 miles as that's when the OLM told us to change it. Blackstone recc'd to take it to 8500, but I'm going to stay safe and stick with the OLM (as we've always done) since I have over 110K miles on it now.

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Just a quick follow up and comment. Since my Ford Escape need a state inspection I took it to my local Ford dealer. Just by coincidence the time interval was due for an oil change but the mileage was not even half way. I asked the mechanic if he thought it was necessary to change it. He sure if you want, but it's not necessary. He told me that if I don't put on the miles by Dec. then bring it in. Don't worry about it. Today's oil can handle typical driving condition well past their time and mileage due date.

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A certified GM shop ??
Regarding your appointment, something is drastically wrong, either with the dealerships scheduling procedure or your interpretation of the appointment date.
If you’re interested in continuing with this dealerships service dept., ask to speak to the Service Manager or the Service Director, sometimes known as the Fixed Operations Manager.
Something is either drastically wrong or misinterpreted .

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My dealership has a quick lane. Twenty minutes for oil, under hood liquid top off, and tire rotation. About $50. If not done in 20 minutes it's free.
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This afternoon I get a call from the Chevy dealer asking me to confirm my oil change date for tomorrow! I told the girl that I cancelled the date and was told at that time that it was never reserved for me in the first place. But that I had an e-mail confirming it.

I then went on to tell her that because it takes 3-to 4 weeks to get an oil change appointment, that I took the car someplace else and was done in 20 minutes. I then told her that I was not trying to give her a hard time, but every time I have tried to work with xxxx dealership, there always seems to be a issue. I told her I will not be returning as a customer and to please relay this info to the management.

She was very polite and said she would. Who knows?




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Was at my dealer yesterday and asked about the dexos if it was full synthetic now and they said yes. Since I dont put many miles on the Traverse the time lap can go almost over a year and my oil monitor will show that I am still good . Dealer said that as long as the oil change dont go over a year period I am still good. Personnally I will have it changed before a year period to be on the safe side.
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I believe I read that the manual says 1 yr - change the oil- regardless of OLM...
or was it the OLM that will also indicate change after 1 yr- regardless of % left.


hmmmmm, I dont remember which

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Build Date- July 31, 2009-2nd day of Spring Hill 2010 production.

2013 Equinox 3.6L - 88,000
2010 Traverse 3.6L- 153,000
2003 Trailblazer 4.2L- 181,500
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