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meinschaft
10-04-2010, 02:19 PM
Don't and you can invalidate your warranty.

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

telecast
10-04-2010, 02:26 PM
Eventually all manufacturer's will end up with the same requirements. I wouldn't be surprised to see bike and snowmobile manufacturers and boat engine builders do it too.

No one jumped up and down when GM introduced the new red antifreeze years back, and it's not uncommon to see specific brands of brake fluid, trans fluid, etc. called out in your owner's manual.

dogbreath
10-04-2010, 03:35 PM
Looks to me like they're just trying to convince the old codgers that there's nothing wrong with synthetic oil.

Mudpuppy
10-04-2010, 04:32 PM
of course GM will do this and so other manufacturer's will follow suit - they can't lose.. they make a buck and save a buck.. if someone follows their recommendations they now get service work they might not have got at a premium too.. and if someone doesn't well they save money on warranty.. people who typically buy new cars don't work on them anyways so i don't really see a significant loss of sales..

meinschaft
10-04-2010, 05:09 PM
So my $19.99 oil change is going to be $50? That's the bottom line. It'll be 10 years before the Quik-Lube places stop putting the 3,000 mile reminders on your door jamb.

telecast
10-04-2010, 05:42 PM
So my $19.99 oil change is going to be $50? That's the bottom line. It'll be 10 years before the Quik-Lube places stop putting the 3,000 mile reminders on your door jamb.

Surely you can outsmart the guys at Quick-Lube?

dogbreath
10-04-2010, 07:51 PM
So my $19.99 oil change is going to be $50? That's the bottom line. It'll be 10 years before the Quik-Lube places stop putting the 3,000 mile reminders on your door jamb.

If you use synthetic, you can just change your filter every 5k and leave the oil in there until it shows signs of excessive contamination or heat cycle wear.

Gas Man
10-04-2010, 09:18 PM
By the laws of the Stephenson-Magnstun (sp?) warrenty act of some year. They can NOT void your warrenty as long as you are changing your oil to spec. Brand makes no difference and can not. So I'm sure companies like Mobil and Amsoil will adapt and make oils for the new spec. Just like they did when ford used the 5W-20 crap in all their motors.

Mad Dog
10-05-2010, 10:48 AM
If you use synthetic, you can just change your filter every 5k and leave the oil in there until it shows signs of excessive contamination or heat cycle wear.

Get an AMSOIL filter from Gas Man. They are good for 1 year or 25K miles.
Better yet get the oil as well and only change 1X per year or every 25K.

Mudpuppy
10-05-2010, 12:45 PM
I use the amsoil 25k oil and it rocks..

When my preferred customer account runs out I will get it from gasman.. i had no idea he was a distributor.. now i do..

we have to work on this communication thing chris..

dogbreath
10-05-2010, 03:04 PM
Get an AMSOIL filter from Gas Man. They are good for 1 year or 25K miles.
Better yet get the oil as well and only change 1X per year or every 25K.

I wouldn't leave a filter on my bike for 25k even if it told me to repeatedly all over the box. :p

Mad Dog
10-05-2010, 05:52 PM
I wouldn't leave a filter on my bike for 25k even if it told me to repeatedly all over the box. :p

Sorry, thought we were talking about cars.......:confused:

Bob
10-05-2010, 05:55 PM
So my $19.99 oil change is going to be $50? That's the bottom line. It'll be 10 years before the Quik-Lube places stop putting the 3,000 mile reminders on your door jamb.

I get synthetic at my oil change place and they put an 8,000 mile reminder on with synthetic change. :)

dogbreath
10-05-2010, 06:10 PM
Sorry, thought we were talking about cars.......:confused:

A car, either.

Gas Man
10-05-2010, 06:54 PM
Yeah guys... I am communicating... you aren't reading my sig. Are you too distracted?