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VFII LS3 engine oil from factory?

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Jarp, Feb 1, 2016.

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    Because Dexos 2 is designed for use in diesel AND petrol engines. It meets the requirement of Dexos 1 and exceeds those requirements in terms of engine cleanliness (as is necessary for a Diesel engine).

    So if you can’t find a Dexos 1 oil, Dexos 2 will be just fine.

    They both will still provide the protection, emissions control and extended oil change intervals that were the key design parameters of the GM Dexos standards.
     
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    If it says 7.6 litres, that's 8 quarts, that's not correct fill with filter. Correct fill with filter is 8.8 quarts = 8.33 litres.
    Well yeah you would expect it to be correct, but it is not.
     
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    L77's and LS3's require 7.6 litres.

    L76's and L98's require 8.3 litres.
     
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    My VE LS2 says Mobil 1 on the oil filler cap, so did my previous VE SS
     
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    Just booked my car in for its next service. I've bought my own oil (Penrite Enviro GF5 5w-30) and advised the service tech on the phone. He said no problems as it's dexos 1 and they need 8.3 litres for the oil change. They'll also take off $85 from the capped servicing cost as I'm supplying my own oil, which is a win as the penrite only cost me $64 :)
     
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    Doing a service on Monday, and my mate who is a mechanic say to use: Penrite HPR 5- 5w40.
    Swears by it. Says no harm if you don't use the dexos (just marketing). If you do get into a jam (very unlikely)...Why not just drop the oil and put dexos in :)
    Who's to know ;)
     
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    Seeing as the dealer is servicing mine while it' under warranty (this one is the last under wareanty) I figured I'd play by their rules. Next service I'll be using a higher zinc content oil from Penrite... likely the one you mentioned
     
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    Look into 0w40 Mobil 1, it has higher zinc than the penrite. It's pricey but if you buy it in 20l tubs it's not too bad. I use it in the commode and volvo
     
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    I use Castrol EDGE!! 5w/30 is that fine?
     
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    yeah I dumped the factory oil at 1700kms and noticed inside the cabin the dealership had a Castrol edge sticker in the window so I went with that.
     
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    Had 9 month service done on Monday.
    Just done 1004km:confused:.
    Oil was black as! Replaced it with HPR 5 - 5W40. It is smoother and quieter than the factory fill. Very happy :)
     
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    Have an MSE. Not even cracked the 1,000Kms in it yet despite owning it for a few months now.

    Noticed it has a Castrol service reminder sticker on the window. No idea if that was the factory fill or not.

    Was bored one day so decided to have a look at a range of the different oils available to see who had a Dexos specification product. Purely in the interest of furthering knowledge of course. Nerd alert!
    • Castrol Edge 0W-40 ->Dexos 2
    • Mobil 1 5W-30 ->Dexos 1
    • Penrite Enviro+ GF-5 5W-30 ->Dexos 1 and Dexos 1 Gen 2
    • Shell Helix Ultra ECT C3 5W-30 ->Dexos 2
    • Shell Helix Ultra Professional AG 5W-30 ->Dexos 2
    • Valvoline SYNPOWER 5W-30 ->Dexos 1
    • Valvoline SYNPOWER MST 5W-30 ->Dexos 2
    • Elf Evolution Full tech MSX 5W-30 ->Dexos 2
    • Total Quartz INEO MC3 5W-30 ->Dexos 2
    • Total Quartz INEO MC3 5W-40 ->Dexos 2
    • Motul Specific Dexos 2 5W-30
    • Motul 8100 x-clean 5W-40 ->Dexos 2
    • Gulf Western Euro Energy 5W-30 ->Dexos 2
    • Fuchs TITAN Supersyn D1 5W-30 ->Dexos 1 Gen 2
    • Fuchs TITAN GT1 PRO FLEX SAE 5W-30 Dexos 2
    • Royal Purple 5W-30 Dexos 1
    • Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W-30 Dexos 1
    • Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 Dexos 1
    Interestingly Datateck, which is the web platform/database that the oil companies use in their web sites when you use the "find the oil suitable for my car" feature does not show a product for Castrol. Instead, it states to call Castrol Technical - 1300 557 998
     
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    I called castrol technical couple weeks ago.
    They do not sell dexos 1 licenced product directly to public in small quantities. Not sure why. I would use it...
    They call it Castrol edge professional which is dexos 1 licenced and they sell it to mechanics and some dealers. Smallest size is 20L and they can tell you your nearest stockist if you really wanna buy it in that size...
     
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    They all come with that, even the LSA. Meant to be be better than the old magnatec but I dropped it out at the 1 K inspection.
     
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    How confident are you in this ?
     
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    Commodores have been around for a long time, just wondering has anyone been using fully synthetic oil regardless of brands and grades has had an engine failure? Or has been using non-synthetic cheap oil and has had an engine failure? Assuming oil/filter has been changed at recommended intervals.
     

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