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Old 01-10-2018, 10:01 PM   #31  
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Probably marketing. Many owner manuals(like ours) specify one or the other, so Mobil is smart to let us know that their oil is acceptable. Many people don't realize that the old specs are obsolete, and so they search out the few that have the spec they need on the bottle.
and I am one of those people
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Damn near every oil on the market, at least the top name brands, are Dexos approved.
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Damn near every oil on the market, at least the top name brands, are Dexos approved.
But are they Dexos2 approved, & can you find Dexos2 on your local store shelfs...
Dexos2 is hard to find, & when you do find it, it is really expensive.

Except for the Pennzoil Platinum Euro L , which can be easily found at
your local Walmart for around $20 for a 5qt jug...

Make sure it is Dexos2 Euro L , as they do make a plain Euro without the 'L'
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For our ecotecs, I dont think it really matters too much.
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It does in the Turbo DI Ecotec, like the LNF

In the L61 or LE5 not so much
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But are they Dexos2 approved, & can you find Dexos2 on your local store shelfs...
Dexos2 is hard to find, & when you do find it, it is really expensive.

Except for the Pennzoil Platinum Euro L , which can be easily found at
your local Walmart for around $20 for a 5qt jug...

Make sure it is Dexos2 Euro L , as they do make a plain Euro without the 'L'
I have to add, when I bought it from Walmart, it was $2 less for a 5qt jug than Mobil 1.
Price war? Maybe.
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I thought that Dexos 2 is a euro oil suitable for otto and diesel. Dexos 1 is US suitable for otto only.

Maybe things changed since I remebered.
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I thought that Dexos 2 is a euro oil suitable for otto and diesel. Dexos 1 is US suitable for otto only.

Maybe things changed since I remebered.
But 2 is a higher number than 1 so that makes it better. Should we spice things up and mention that Dexos 1 also has a Generation II spec? So whats better, Dexos 1 Gen II or Dexos 2!?!?!!?!

Neither, just that Dexos 2 has meets standards for EURO DIESEL ENGINES. Even the LNF is not as refined as we might believe, and would run just fine on any top quality synthetic.
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But 2 is a higher number than 1 so that makes it better. Should we spice things up and mention that Dexos 1 also has a Generation II spec? So whats better, Dexos 1 Gen II or Dexos 2!?!?!!?!

Neither, just that Dexos 2 has meets standards for EURO DIESEL ENGINES. Even the LNF is not as refined as we might believe, and would run just fine on any top quality synthetic.
Dave's point is that the purity of this oil could help slow the accumulation of gunk throughout the intake stream, especially on the back of the intake valves. It also deposits in the turbo, charge piping, intercooler, throttle body, intake manifold, and combustion chamber. It probably is not good for the cat converter either. So yes, this oil could help the engine run better, and last longer.
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Please use ANY brand of oil meeting the Dexos2 specification...

'Coking' of the intake valves is bad, really bad, & a Dexos2 spec oil WILL help prevent the deposits...

Everyone of you have to face this issue...
https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/08-1...k-pics-307071/
After reading all 3 pages of this thread, you will want to run out to Wallyworld to find a Dexos2 oil for your 'buggy'...

Google, LNF intake valve coking , to view more info on this bad problem...
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