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      Cruze Engine Oil and Oil Filter

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      Looks pretty small for a 6.2L oil capacity car. ArrowheadFilters do you think this is ok? Do you have a better one?

      Also the engine oil grade as recommended by the company is ACEA C3 5w-40. And the authorized service center uses Total Quartz 9000 LS 5W40. Specs ACEA 2007 A3/B4 and API SM/CF -

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      sgiitk, is this ok? Any other oil gurus around?
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      These modern day Oil Filter use very efficient type medias. Size doesnt matter when youre talking normal sized micron rating for Engine Oil.

      Just make sure you change the filter element at regular intervals.

      We do not make this Oil filter as of now.
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      I would be inclined to go with the recommendations. More than the oil capacity it is the flow rate which matters. Remember oil also has a function of a coolant.
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      sgiitk I was wondering why the service center uses a different spec of oil from what the user manual specifies. And I think I answered my own question with a bit of Google help.

      The Indian Cruze does not use a DPF, and the ACEA C3 spec is meant for engines with a DPF. The user manual for the Cruze also thinks the car has a DPF installed. The ACEA A3/B4 spec is meant for high performance Diesels and Petrols, with a high drain interval. Which means it should be ok for a Cruze. So I guess the service center using ACEA A3/B4 is ok.
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      They will use the cheapest oil which is Ok or the one with the highest commission! They may even shade the first a bit. My view is that use the best oil available at reasonable cost. So I (a Pertol man) still say that a semi-synth is a better value for money than a full synth, even if I halve the service interval.
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