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Oil change question

My car is under warranty till 2014

I called the dealer this morning to do an oil change before the car goes in storage, the lady at the Service desk recommended a regular oil change, I told her I wanted 100% synthetic but looking at the information she had in front of her she said said it was for 2011 models and up... I don't blame her she's just reading the info she has.

Here's the link to GM Goodwrench's 3 types of oil change (regular/mix/100%syn)

Goodwrench offers

I've seen many DIY oil change on this website.
But is that really an option for me? I'm thinking 100% synthetic Mobil 1 with a good quality oil filter, will the dealer give me trouble if I do them myself?

Is there a way to prove that I have done them? keeping the receipts?? taking pictures?? lol
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My "regular" oil change is scheduled for Thursday morning so till then help me change my mind!
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Don't say you "want" synthetic. Say GM "requires" synthetic.

If the dealer's computer data indicates otherwise, then either the data is wrong or the query is wrong (e.g., make sure it's SKY Redline and not just SKY). Either way, the dealer needs to correct the wrong. Because this kind of wrong can result in engine or turbo failure due to improper oil.

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Will do!

But do you guys DIY or dealer the oil change?
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You're taking a big gamble...

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But do you guys DIY or dealer the oil change?
Sorry, but wouldn't trust a dealership to put in the proper oil and not crack the side panels during lifting. DIY in about a half an hour.
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Will do!

But do you guys DIY or dealer the oil change?
DIY here, all three of my vehicles and always use Mobil 1.

@SkyVue: I just pull onto my rhino's, do the change and back off; easy peasy!
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Ok DIY would be my choice also BUT! what about warranty? mine ends in 2014, will I have issues getting work done for free?
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Ok DIY would be my choice also BUT! what about warranty? mine ends in 2014, will I have issues getting work done for free?
For the heck of it, keep your dated parts purchase receipts.
Shouldn't be an issue with warranty.
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Tons of post on this.
Keep all paper work.
I have 5 vol. on my SKY.
Make sure you have the right socket for filter.
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If you have a failure that is related to oil, they will do an oil analysis anyway. That will tell them what type of oil was used.

I take both mine to our GM tech but he is well trained and very careful.

If you are ok with doing your own, that is the safest way.
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Dexos 1 is for 2011 and up. Mobil 1 is now Dexos 1 approved. That's probably where the confusion lies? I change all of my own oil on all but the wife's new car(it was included with the purchase).

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Ok DIY would be my choice also BUT! what about warranty? mine ends in 2014, will I have issues getting work done for free?
Trust me on this one that it isn't a problem (warranty). Just make sure you use an oil that meets the spec in the owner's manual. And here's a tip to help prove you've been changing your oil - buy the filters from your dealer. Might cost a few bucks more, but they keep records and it will show that you changed the oil regularly.

BTW, there's a DIY oil change thread somewhere, but it really isn't hard on the Sky. You'll need a 32mm socket for the oil filter (which is pretty big - I had to buy one for this).

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2267 Did you know GM took are white R/L
and painted are SKY's diff color's with them?
Like Yellow SKY'S
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