: Motor Oil in the 2012 SRX's



paid4c4
11-07-11, 04:37 PM
I've been following the thread regarding changing oil and one of the posts referred to synthetic oil. What type of oil does the 2012 SRXs come with from the factory, Dino or Synthetic? I don't remember reading it in the manual. I hope it's synthetic as I think it adds more protection to the engine. Our C5 Corvette came from the factory with Mobile One and thats all we've ever used and have never had the first minutes problem from it.
Bill

MnMs
11-07-11, 07:27 PM
The 2012 owners manual states, "that you shall use engine oil licensedto the dexos1 specification. ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended"

I guess GM and Mobile 1 are no longer happy with the other, lol

smiley47
11-07-11, 07:34 PM
I'm guessing it's another cost cutting measure similar to deleting "RainSense" wipers from the Escalade.

paid4c4
11-07-11, 07:56 PM
Thank you for the quick response. I read the manual and the reference to dexos1, however I was unaware it was synthetic. I would prefer a straight synthetic like Mobile One instead of a blend. However I guess since the oil changes are included I'll learn to like dexos1!
Bill

GMJim
11-07-11, 07:59 PM
In 2010 the motor required Mobil 1, cause we paid for oil changes.

In 2011 the same motor requires a synthetic "blend" cause GM is paying for oil changes.

paid4c4
11-07-11, 09:33 PM
In 2010 the motor required Mobil 1, cause we paid for oil changes.

In 2011 the same motor requires a synthetic "blend" cause GM is paying for oil changes.
I've never tried a synthetic blend because there isn't that much difference in the cost. Not being familiar with dexos1 I'll have to do a little research. Does anyone have any comments pro or con on dexos1.
Bill

MacMuse
11-08-11, 12:12 AM
Dexos1 is 'just' an oil specification created by GM for their engines. Oil makers have to pay a licensing fee to GM & any oil labelled as 'Dexos1' must pass a GM certification process.

Mobil 1 does meet the requirement and is labelled as Dexos1.

More specifics from here -> http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/mobil-1-qa/

MnMs
11-08-11, 07:08 AM
All GM vehicles as of 2011 require oil that is licensed to the dexos1 specification.

http://www.acdelcoasean.com/en/newsEventsDetail.php?nid=165

doyall
11-08-11, 08:04 AM
Here is the growing list of dexos licensed oils:

http://www.gmdexos.com/licensedbrands.html

ExxonMobil is the supplier for the recommended ACDelco Synthetic Blend dexos1 per this:

http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/26479/ExxonMobil-General-Motors-network

TheCaptain
11-08-11, 02:39 PM
...Does anyone have any comments pro or con on dexos1.
Bill

It's free in the Premium Care Maintenance Plan! :D

And it seems to stay pretty clean, almost as long as a synthetic. Mine lasts around the 12 000 kms mark alright with not being super black or gross.

paid4c4
11-08-11, 09:19 PM
It's free in the Premium Care Maintenance Plan!

Does it for me!
Bill