I was browsing around this forum and saw the post about oil. I have to comment because I know first hand what the wrong kind of oil can do.
Caution: Do NOT use a "vogue" sales pitched oil unless you know its calcium content. Anything over .1 ppm will probably cause LSPI.
), also known as stochastic pre-ignition
is a pre-ignition event that occurs in gasoline vehicle engines when there is a premature ignition of the main fuel charge.
LSPI is most common in certain turbocharged direct-injection vehicles operating in low-speed and high-load driving conditions.
LSPI events are random and infrequent, and their effects on impacted vehicles can include very high-pressure spikes, loud knocking noises and sometimes catastrophic engine damage.
FACT. Dealers will deny that engines blew up because of the oil they were using because they are not aware of the science. You can google and find evidence based research from engine builders and researchers on this subject.
I have a friend with a DI Lamborghini who blew his engine. Dealer replaced it under warranty, but the dealer had no clew what happened. I blew up a DI BMW engine on the track in 2009 before LSPI was researched.
Ask the oil vendor if their oil has been approved and tested for low Calcium and DI LSPI and meets the standard SN PLUS or ILSAC GF-6. Beware of some oil manufacturers self serving promotions and ask for their content specifications, specifically calcium content.
I only use Mobil one in all of my 10 vehicles, including my GL70 3.5 prestige. I track most of them.
p.s. I change the oil and filter at 2000 miles and will change every 3000 miles.