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Chevrolet Equinox, Oil, SUV
#78 of 101 Re: 2012 oil change [bobbyd7]
Apr 26, 2012 (9:05 am)
We have an 2011 Equinox with the 4 cyl. and I performed the first oil change at 5200 miles; the OLM had about 50% left on the meter. There is no spec for an unusually short O.C. for the first one but some people, i.e. myself, just felt better doing the first one early. I currently have Mobil1 EP and an Mobil1 oil filter in it and plan on getting it pretty close on the OLM, maybe around 10-20%. Have over 6K on it now and about 45% on the OLM. Be sure to get the special oil filter cap socket before your change, it's worth the money.
#79 of 101 Re: Having same problems [brad5879]
May 11, 2012 (8:28 am)
Has Chevy figured out why the equinox is burning oil? I too have a 2010 and just in the past 8 to 12 months it started to burn all the oil it was given for the past two oil changes. I am a little frustrated. Do you have any advice based upon your equinox experience?
#80 of 101 Re: Having same problems [carmom6]
May 11, 2012 (9:14 am)
Seems like there solution is just bring it back every time it needs topped off and they will document it and after 3 times they will "get to the bottom of it and figure it out"...that's what I was told. Based upon the responses all over the internet, it's at least 1,000 miles between top-off's, they will tell you it's normal.
Pretty frustrating because it is not normal and this is just their way of not taking responsibility. If this is what happens with me I will be done with Chevy and GM forever, and that's all I've owned since I got my license and first car in 1997.
#81 of 101 Re: Having same problems [carmom6]
May 14, 2012 (8:07 am)
Good morning carmom6,
Are your oil changes being performed at your servicing dealership? It might not be a bad idea to ask for an oil consumption test from them so they can determine if your vehicle is consuming an abnormal amount of oil and so that they can then move forward in diagnosing any problems.
Please let us know if we can be of any assistance!
GM Customer Service
#82 of 101 Re: Having same oil problems [brad5879]
May 15, 2012 (2:09 pm)
Yes, I think they are trying to wait until the warranty expires.
#83 of 101 Re: Having same problems [gmcustsvcsarah]
May 21, 2012 (4:11 am)
Been there done that TWICE. Wouldn't even subject the Nox to the test saying it was normal.
#84 of 101 Re: Having same problems [runox]
May 21, 2012 (10:57 am)
If we can follow up with your dealership, please send us the following information to socialmediagm.com: your name/Edmunds username, your phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#86 of 101 Oil change intervals
Jun 17, 2012 (7:03 am)
Just wanted to get an idea on what intervals everyone is doing for oil changes. Going by a set interval or going by the OLM. Our oil has been in for 6 months and 8k miles and have 29% on the OLM.
#87 of 101 Re: Having same problems [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jun 28, 2012 (8:11 pm)
FWIW - at 47,000 I decided to change the oil early and sought out the Mobil 1 synthetic with Dexos. Not an easy find mind you. I am now at 52,000 and have not had to add any oil since the change. In the prior 40K I would have dumped 2 more quarts in after 5000. I don't know what the difference is in formulation but I have been using Mobile One without the Dexos label as well as Pennzoil dino oil and both burned.
"Dexos1 and 2 are just money grabs by GM to get more money from licensing. There is little that is different with that spec than what most synthetics (group III even) already have."
Maybe in your mind, but in my engine the Dexos label is not burning like the others.