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Dexos Gen 2 vs Gen 3

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Getting ready to perform an oil change on my 2017 Malibu (1.5) and was wondering if anyone uses the Mobile 5w30 Dexos Gen 3 oil? I have only used the Gen 2 but my local store is only carrying the Mobile Dexos Gen 3 moving forward. For what I’m seeing online the newer gens are backwards compatible.
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Gen3 is backwards compatible. All gen2 licenses will soon be invalid so mid next year all you'll find is bottles that are gen3 if they are dexos1 licensed. I have Mobil1 5W30 dexos1 Gen3 in my 2016 1.5 and still doing well at 130k.
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