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Old 10-18-2004, 06:55 PM
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GM spec GM6094M oil?

What is the deal, my wife's new Tahoe specifies oil meeting General Motors specification GM6094M? I cannot find any synthetic oil that claims to meet this spec. I would like to run Mobil 1 5W-30W, but it claims GM4178M spec which is the spec for Corvette. I have a suspicion that Mobil 1 already meets GM6094M, but GM4718M is a higher spec, is my thinking wrong on this?

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I've heard of Stupid things that like being "Demanded"For your vehicles. Luckily I know a little about oil. There are alot of different types, All the below meet or exceed GM6094M and will be safe to use in your wifes SUV.

SEO-812 Oil
contains a special EX additives package which protects bearings, bushings and babbitt materials containing copper, tin, lead and aluminum alloys.

76 LUBRICANTS GUARDOL QLT MOTOR OIL
SAE:15W-40
API:CH-4,GC-4,CF-4,SJ/CF

I know that Corvettes Should use a higher grade oil, the best one for a corvette is Amosoil SDF-25 For the LT1 Or Amsoil filter SDF-32 for LS1 Engines, Either will work more then Great in your SUV. If It is good enough for a Corvette, I think it'll be ok for your Tahoe
You'd think that the dealership that you bought the tahoe from would sell it in the parts department, Or is it rediculusly Priced ?

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Do they demand that you use that oil to maintain warrenty?
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Not always, But you can bet 9 out of 10 companys do, If you don't use the proper oil that is "recomended" for the vehicle especially with lease vehicles you can void the warranty or be forced to buy the car out if any damages occur. The oil that they specify is only to help prevent engine break down, if everyone cheeped out when they did oil changes and used the crappiest oil they could find it isn't giving the engine enough lubricant or protection against wear. Plus when the do all of the engine tests before it even goes into a car an oil is picked that best suites the engine for optimum running conditions and protection.
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Went right to the top this morning and called Mobil 1 tech support. This is what I was told. GM has resurrected an old oil spec in GM6094M. The current spec that Mobil 1 5W-30W states on it's container is GM4718M which far exceeds GM6094M. Eventually all Mobil 1 containers will have the GM6094M spec listed.

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