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)
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
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.
Insist on sythentic.
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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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