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Anyone running amazon basics, supertech or kirkland oil in the H.P. engines. I ask because in a corvette for example, Dexos superceded the old corvette spec and all these are dexos approved oils.
 

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I've always been about name brand oil. Mostly Mobil 1. I just put Kirkland 5W 30 and my avalanche. It's not about saving the 5 to 8 bucks over the name brand. I would never miss it. I'm wondering how many if any people spend 50k plus on a car and trust any lower cost spec aproved oil.
 
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Originally Posted by tblt44
I've always been about name brand oil. Mostly Mobil 1. I just put Kirkland 5W 30 and my avalanche. It's not about saving the 5 to 8 bucks over the name brand. I would never miss it. I'm wondering how many if any people spend 50k plus on a car and trust any lower cost spec aproved oil.
I don't mind using it as long as it meets the specs. Amazon Basics synthetic meets dexos1-gen2 and I've used it in my truck (not exactly a high performance engine but it did cost over $50K). I use SuperTech synthetic in all of my lawn equipment. I've never tried the Kirkland oil.
 
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i don't have the luxury of a $50k automobile, but yes if the oil meets or exceeds the manufacturers requirements i would use it with no hesitation. i am sure there's many dealerships that are highend and purchase bulk drums that are totally not what one would expect.
 
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Originally Posted by Oildudeny
i don't have the luxury of a $50k automobile, but yes if the oil meets or exceeds the manufacturers requirements i would use it with no hesitation. i am sure there's many dealerships that are highend and purchase bulk drums that are totally not what one would expect.
I expect that's not as prevalent as one might imagine, since an audit by the OEM that yields a non-compliant product could result in a pulling of the dealer's license. After the VW sludge fiasco where Castrol's VW-approved Euro 5w-30 was being skipped in favour of the more pedestrian and not long drain capable North American market Syntec 5w-30 product OEM's are being more vigilant on service fills.
 
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If the oil is approved, yes I would use it. If it only claims to "meets the specifications" and car is still under manufacturer's warranty I would certainly avoid.
 
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No, with the sales and deals and rebates online you can Mobil1 EP or FS or Pennzoil UP or Castrol Edge plus a good filter for $5 more.
 
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You're talking about the 2019 corvette using the M1 0w-40 dexos 2 for the factory fill? Plenty of corvette guys, at least under warranty, are still using other brand oils, not the M1 0w40 dexos 2.
 
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Originally Posted by silversport
if it meets or exceeds the spec you should be fine...it might only come down to do you trust the maker to provide a good product???... Bill
If you don't trust, then really ... don't buy. Products that exclaim exceeds, are always a smarter buy than one that says meet, in the most common, mid-priced market and driving on extended OCIs and especially with a GDI / TGDI engine. My twice-a-year OCIs for my two vehicles costs me an additional $32 per year. I paid $23 for Ultra versus $15 for Supertech. That's peanuts change in today's world.
 
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