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« on: July 26, 2010, 08:44:37 PM »

I have always used synthetic oil in all my vehicles.   Now comes my 2010 acadia and wondering what oil I should use.  I have always used Mobil 1 and I hear thats not the right oil for this engine.  
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 08:53:59 PM »

Jumping in before the oil dudes get a hold of this thread

I am using Q Horsepower

Some UOA's of Mobil 1 show that oil may not be the best for the DI engine
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 09:08:46 PM »

Jumping in before the oil dudes get a hold of this thread

I am using Q Horsepower

Some UOA's of Mobil 1 show that oil may not be the best for the DI engine

What about the "non-DI" engines?  I use Mobil 1 in my 2008.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 09:12:40 PM »

What about the "non-DI" engines?  I use Mobil 1 in my 2008.

IIRC there aren't too many issues with the non DI engines
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 09:48:07 PM »

IIRC there aren't too many issues with the non DI engines

I hope not, or maybe I should change oil....although probably too late now.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 03:09:47 AM »

After (according to my wife) a ridiculous amount of oil research here and on the "bobistheoilguy" site, I would recommend Valvoline Synpower for the DI engines.  I have also decided to run it in my non-DI (2008) engine, but I agree with other posters...the non DI engines are not as hard on oil.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2010, 08:25:06 AM »

Ekin, a very interesting article by the oil guy.  A heap of personal information for decision making process to fit your needs.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 10:00:11 AM »

pontiac69,
On page 10-9 of the 2010 GMC Acadia owner’s manual is the following information about the type of oil that should be used.  "Use only engine oil identified as meeting GM Standard GM6094M and showing the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol.  Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty."
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 10:26:20 AM »

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On page 10-9 of the 2010 GMC Acadia owner’s manual is the following information about the type of oil that should be used.  "Use only engine oil identified as meeting GM Standard GM6094M and showing the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol.  Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty."
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OK, so does Mobil 1 meet the GM6049M standard?  I bet it does  wink
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2010, 01:06:48 PM »

I have always used synthetic oil in all my vehicles.   Now comes my 2010 acadia and wondering what oil I should use.  I have always used Mobil 1 and I hear thats not the right oil for this engine.  

Don't believe all the negative stuff you read on the internet from seemingly knowledgeable persons offering so called "expert information"
to those that aren't.

Mobil 1 is a great product, I would trust it before I trusted anything negative I was told.  People start rumors for all kinds of reasons.

I personally use AMSOIL in my GMC Sierra and in my Cadillac CTS4 which came factory filled with Mobil 1 as do every Cadillac made. Good enough for my 3.6DI engine in my CTS, good enough for the Acadia.  I have used AMSOIL for over 30 yrs and its proven to be the highest quality oil that I can find.  I would not spend a dime to buy anything else.  Actually my dealer will give me free oil changes but I always insist the put in my AMSOIL and they always comply. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2010, 01:57:28 PM »

I have always used synthetic oil in all my vehicles.   Now comes my 2010 acadia and wondering what oil I should use.  I have always used Mobil 1 and I hear thats not the right oil for this engine.   

Mobil 1 is a good quality oil.  As stated above you can't just go by what you hear. Mobil 1 is a factory fill in many new automobiles today.  You will be just fine running it in your new Acadia.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2010, 02:07:14 PM »

Here is a UOA on an 09 DI engine using Mobil 1; this isn't the only engine showing high iron levels
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2010, 02:23:41 PM »

How does that prove its the oil?   
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2010, 02:43:13 PM »

I am looking at the numbers, but really I don't have a big play in this since I have a non DI engine.

Personally I think some oils may be better than others in certain applications
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2010, 03:08:35 PM »

That may be true.

I sometimes think many put to much credibility to these oil analysis results and are ready to jump ship at any slight anomaly.  Its really pointless IMO to even do an UOA on oil you change out often.  It make sense on a semi like my friends Kenworth with cat engine.  He samples the oil once every month which can be 10,000 to 25,000 miles. He changes his oil filters based on those tests.  I know he just recently change both the regular filter and the bypass filter because the soot levels were on the up swing.  He had between 35,000 to 40,000 miles on the Donaldson Endurance filter and the AMSOIL byPass filter.  He did not change the oil, when he changes the filters he has add a few gallons of make up oil to the 12 gallons system.  He had over 100,000 miles on the synthetic oil and its still good.  

UOA makes sense for him but for those that change oil every 3 to 5,000 miles they are wasting money and getting paranoid needlessly, IMO.  Of course the companies doing the analysis would beg to differ but they have a horse in the race and its more business for them so they will encourages testing.
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2010, 03:12:16 PM »

Yes, Mobil 1 shows high iron in GM engines from other UOA's I have reviewed. All vehicles are different. Our Acadia trashes oil and then there are others out there that can go 8k on an oil change and not have any issues.  If you stick to the oil life monitor in your Acadia then it would be wise to see how your engine is treating the oil and have it analyzed that is if it is telling you to change the oil out at 10k, which some go that long.  If you are going to stick to the 3k oil changes then you will not have an issue.
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2010, 04:06:01 PM »

Just went on MOBIL 1 web site and it states that it meets GM 6094M.

Had it in my CADILLAC and no problems and i live in LAS VEGAS.

H ave an 2010 ENCLAVE NOW AND WILL PUT mobil 1 in it.

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2010, 05:39:23 PM »

Interesting that the Castrol 5w/30 in this 2007 engine actually maintained a higher viscosity over a similar length of service than the M1 5w/30 a couple of posts higher.  And actually it was a very tough 4k service with a lot of desert, off road, high vibration, high ambient dust, high RPM, run time, (which is why I did the UOA).
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2010, 07:01:45 PM »

I love Valvoline Premium Conventional. Ive used it in my 2003 Trailblazer.
Oil change intervals on that go up to 11,500 miles.
My Traverse- uses the same oil- and at 5000 miles- it appears to have taken more of a beating.

Though I will say that the Valvoline I use- has lower iron #'s than most Mobil 1 UOA ive seen on other 3.6.... and its a dino oil...
If im running 5000 oil change intervals-- ill gladly use Valvoline over the mobil 1- based on the iron #'s
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010, 03:00:34 AM »

Just to clarify...
I am not advocating for any particular brand of oil.  I use Valvoline SynPower for my Acadia.  I run Mobil 1 in my Chev. Colorado pickup; and I run Valvoline Maxlife in my 2002 Dodge Intrepid; and Shell Rotella 15w40 in my boat.  It's a lot of research, with an open mind, about what seems to have the best life overall across the spectrum of measurements and user experiences.
Everyone has an opinion.  If you formed your opinion based on research,and are diligent about maintenance, do what works best for you.  It's likely you are WAY ahead of those that just do maintenance whenever they think about it.

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