Chevy Cruze Diesel Approved Oil List


Chevy Cruze Diesels, like all other modern diesel cars, require specific engine oil to continue to function properly. Specifically, they need a low SAPS oil, or an oil that is low in sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulphur. For cars with a diesel particulate filter, oils with high amounts of additives can block the DPF.

The owner's manual says that "SAE 5W-30 is the best viscosity grade for the vehicle", but that you can use a 0W-30 for cold starting conditions. It also recommends an oil that fits GM's dexos2 specification for light-duty diesel vehicles. Below is a list of oils we carry that fit both requirements.


 Approved Oils for the Chevy Cruze Diesel


Liqui Moly Top Tec 4605 5W-30 5 Liter (505.01 LL-04 229.51 dexos2)

Total Quartz Ineo MC3 5w30 5 Quart (505.01 LL-04 229.51 dexos2)

Liqui Moly Longtime High Tech 5w30 5 Liter (505.01 LL-04)

Castrol EDGE Turbo Diesel 5w40 1L (505.01 LL-04 229.51 dexos2)

Castrol EDGE Professional OE 5w30 (505.01 LL-04 229.51)

Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 5w30 1 Quart (229.51 MS-11106)

Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 1 Liter (507.00 MS-11106)


We also carry a full list of VW 507 approved oils, which is another low SAPS oil. While not officially specified by GM, the following oils will work fine as well:


Total Quartz Ineo Long Life 5w30 5 Quart (507.00)

Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5w30 507.00 5 Liter

Pentosin Super Performance III 5w30 (5 Liter) 507.00 229.51 LL-04


Full list of Dexos 2 Compatible Oils