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Old 10-03-2010, 05:12 AM   #1
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GM To Require Use Of New Oil In New Vehicles

http://autos.aol.com/article/gm-engine-oil/

apparently not news, but the first i've heard of it. i don't like it, and it seems neither do the members of BITOG...http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...486884&fpart=1
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Re: GM To Require Use Of New Oil In New Vehicles

It's annoying, but we've always accepted new oil standards and new minimum requirements. My 1980 Buick's manual specifies a minimum standard of API SE-rated oil and recommends SF which did not even exist when the manual was printed (it says SF will be introduced soon).

VW has required the use of VW-approved oils for years.

We also accept coolant, transmission fluid, and differential fluid requirements too.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:24 AM   #3
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Re: GM To Require Use Of New Oil In New Vehicles

the article mentioned possible warranty issues by NOT using their oil. as of now, this is simply not true, but GM(government motors) could have future legislation on their side i suppose.

edit: one BITOG guy had it right when he claimed that manufacturers are making it more difficult for independent shops and do-it-yourself owners to maintain vehicles. i'm a former GM guy(my wife still is) who will likely never own anything but a 4 cyl car for the rest of my life(due to easier/cheaper maintenance). if GM wants to pull these types of things, well they will continue to lose my business.
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Re: GM To Require Use Of New Oil In New Vehicles

That's why I mentioned VW. If you don't use oil that has been tested and approved, from VW's 50x.x lists, and you have a major engine failure it may not be covered under warranty.

Who has major engine failures during the warranty period?

Anyway, it's not hard to buy oil that's approved, and I'm sure there will be plenty of choices for the new approval too.
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Re: GM To Require Use Of New Oil In New Vehicles

That does it...I am going to run 100% extra virgin olive oil....
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