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Old 03-12-2020, 07:32 PM
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Hello all. My first time on. I own a 2017 GMC Canyon w/a 2,8 Duramax. It was built in the US, but marketed in Canada before I bought it 2nd hand in WA.
Question: Will Mobil 1 Dexos 1 Gen 2 meet engine specs? I have found conflicting info on-line.
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NO generation of Dexos 1 is compatible. Dexos 1, Gen 2 is NOT Dexos 2. There is no conflict. If you want Mobil 1 oil, check their site for the latest info, or find some Mobil Series 3000 oil, which is Dexos 2 compatible. It's what I used in our Cruze Diesel, and others around here use in their Cruze and Canyon/Colorado Diesels. Or buy GM Dexos 2 from the dealer. At last check, the dealer list price was on par with the rest of them, and less in some cases.
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NO generation of Dexos 1 is compatible. Dexos 1, Gen 2 is NOT Dexos 2. There is no conflict. If you want Mobil 1 oil, check their site for the latest info, or find some Mobil Series 3000 oil, which is Dexos 2 compatible. It's what I used in our Cruze Diesel, and others around here use in their Cruze and Canyon/Colorado Diesels. Or buy GM Dexos 2 from the dealer. At last check, the dealer list price was on par with the rest of them, and less in some cases.
I agree with Dmax. As I understand it but not totally sure, some of the Mobil 1 synthetics supposedly have a Dexos 2 equivalent listed on the container of some of their products.
I am going to run Amsoil or Mobil 1 in my 2.8 on my next oil change.
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