You presented the D1G3 link above -- easy mistake. D1G3 oils do supersede D1G2 oils though.
I'm okay with that.Wasn't a mistake.... I'd take a D3 over D2 oil. I am not for minimums... if something is improved, go for the improvement.
And, not sure why this forum names my links whatever it wants. I don't name them.
My BIL just picked up a 20121 Chevy Equinox with the 1.5 T engine (6 speed auto), 27,000 miles on the ODO. ..... Oil looked pretty good, but not new, considering that the OLM said 95% left.
I think I have him convinced to change it and was wondering about which oil you all would suggest he use.
The oil cap says 0W-20, but we all know that that's just for CAFE rating. ...
Many people forget about this car; Six speed automatic too - not CVT. A lot of employees where I used to work have them and they have good luck with them.Thanks ARCO, yeah, it seems like a very solid vehicle. The ride is a bit stiff and not my preference, but I suppose SUV people like that. It's surprisingly roomy inside too, for a mid sized SUV.
I still have a 2013 AWD Nox with its oil-burning 2.4L. Still driving it with 165,000 miles.Many people forget about this car; Six speed automatic too - not CVT. A lot of employees where I used to work have them and they have good luck with them.
Have the BIL check the tires. just a couple pounds too high can lead to a hard/crashing ride. Maybe it has a DIC readout of the pressures. My 2020 Ford does.
What analysis lab did you use for the UOA?I have a 2020 Equinox with 1.5T and have done 2 uoa one at 5600 and the other at 6100. Both came back with 2+ and 4+ TBN. Both showed no fuel dilution and both ran over the winter. I got the OLM down to 24 & 18 respectively, my next will be at below 10%. The car now has 22000 miles, great car. All I read about here is the Honda 1.5T’s, those engines piss fuel into the crankcase, terrible. That’s why I did UOA, to see if there was any fuel dilution.
FWIW, from a Ford master tech from N IL.