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Old 11-21-2010, 11:50 PM
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Angry Synthetic Oil Required?

went to get my oil changed for the first time on my 2010 LT. At Valvoline, when i pulled up they told me it would cost $30 for a oil change with just conventional oil and i had a $12 coupon so it would have only been $18 for me. They pulled it up on the computer and it said that it required synthetic oil. I then had to pay $60 to get full synthetic as they said i couldnt even use a blend. I think synthetic is awesome but i am a self supporting college student and cant afford that.

I had no choice but to get it seeing how they already drained my old oil and told me that i would have to sign a waiver to get conventional oil. Also that if i did, my warranties would be voided by the manufacturer (which i cant have because i am paying for an extended warranty).

Does a 2010 2.2 coupe really require synthetic oil? Or is this BS?
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:55 PM
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I think it's BS...maybe...not sure
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:30 AM
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I think its BS too, but you could probably change it yourself and put full synthetic in for about 30 bucks
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:35 AM
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BS for sure, I know some of these lube places will actually tell the customer it "requires" full synthetic to make way more profit when the car can run just fine with regular blend. And for warranty, if something brakes BECAUSE you put regular oil instead of synthetic then no its not covered under warranty. The dealer will have to prove the cause of the malfunction and if the oil was the cause of it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:05 AM
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BS, ive never used synthetic.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:32 AM
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It's BS, my first 2 oil changes I used conventional oil, I didn't swap to synthetic till my 3rd oil change
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:26 AM
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u can change it urself for mayb 30 and use synthetic,but i do think its bs,actually i dont even think it costs 30 to do tht,cause ive changed oil yselfon my car every tie and ive actually been usually able to save the money enough to get a decent amount of gas for it afterwards
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:31 AM
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complete bs because i have a 2010 2.2 and the stealership puts conventional oil into it so they are just screwing you
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:42 AM
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Yep they are just hunting for money...

You can do this though. I just changed mine yesterday. 5 Qt Mobile 1 fully synthetic from Walmart $25.00 and a OEM Delco filter from the dealer $5.00.

$30.00 full synthetic oil change.
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its required on ss models

2.2s dont have to get it.

its alot better for ur car tho, learn to do it urself and save money.
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