GM Volt Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi all, i'm new here. Just bought a used 2016 volt with 3300 miles on it. It was registered to GM Manufacturer title so i'm not sure if it was a loner exec. car or what but they didn't drive it much and it was in perfect condition.

Anyway, I am looking at oil filter options and they look rather limited. I have always ran Mobil 1 filter and oil in my cars for the last 10 yrs or so, the Mobil oil even longer. I see no Mobil 1 filter that is a match for our engine. My question is, does anyone know of a Mobil 1 filter that does fit just isn't listed and is using it without problems? If there is no Mobil 1 that is the right dimensions and thread/size, what is the best quality one that you would recommend. I see the factory number is GM 12670058.

I do not plan on running the engine very much anyway but I like to have the best protection possible when and if I do need to run it.

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,033 Posts
A 2016 shouldn't need an oil change for probably a year in the future, so you have plenty of time to figure it out. I am pretty sure Mobil 1 meets the Dexos specification listed in the owner's manual. My personal feeling is that any name brand filter that fits will be just fine. My 2011 will be due for it's 3rd oil change shortly, I have been letting the dealer service department take care of it for roughly $25, and it generates unquestionable documentation that it was done. So don't see the point in doing it myself.

VIN # B0985
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,431 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,773 Posts
Hi all, i'm new here. Just bought a used 2016 volt with 3300 miles on it. It was registered to GM Manufacturer title so i'm not sure if it was a loner exec. car or what but they didn't drive it much and it was in perfect condition.

Anyway, I am looking at oil filter options and they look rather limited. I have always ran Mobil 1 filter and oil in my cars for the last 10 yrs or so, the Mobil oil even longer. I see no Mobil 1 filter that is a match for our engine. My question is, does anyone know of a Mobil 1 filter that does fit just isn't listed and is using it without problems? If there is no Mobil 1 that is the right dimensions and thread/size, what is the best quality one that you would recommend. I see the factory number is GM 12670058.

I do not plan on running the engine very much anyway but I like to have the best protection possible when and if I do need to run it.

Thanks
There is plenty of time to wait for Mobil 1 to add a filter to their lineup. You get 2 free oil changes over the next 2 years from Chevrolet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
250 Posts
The UPF64R (the "R" is important) oil filters are absolutely excellent and made on the same production line as the Mobil 1 and K&N filters. Many who have taken them apart claim they are the same as the M1. I bought a bunch on RockAuto for about $6/each.

I'm a guy who traditionally has owned older cars with traditional designs. In those I always ran Amsoil oil and filters (their oil filters are awesome). However, for this car I figured sticking to GM-approved stuff made sense given the long intervals. Knowing that the filter media had been approved for 2 years etc seemed like a good call, especially when the "R" filter is so good. I'm sure the Donaldson media in the Amsoil would have been fine, but why risk it? Wear of the Voltec engine is not going to be the limiting factor in the life of the car IMHO...unless something catastrophic takes it out (like a filter failure).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,486 Posts
When the time comes I will change the oil and filter on my wife's 2016 Volt. I will use 0W20 Mobil One synthetic motor oil "Extended Performance" along with the UPF64R oil filter. Should be good for at least 2 years plus...
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top