Could it be regular oil not synthetic mixture?

Asked by Sep 28, 2016 at 06:28 PM about the 2011 Chevrolet HHR LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought used 2011Chevy HHR from dealership with 80,000 miles. It started stalling at lights. Something seemed to drag on the engine; especially if the ac was on. No engine repair engine light on. Engine would die at light when I accelerated to go at green light. Then I went to get oil change and the guy told me Chevy HHR used synthetic mixture specifically. I got the oil changed and now the engine runs great. Could it have been wrong oil causing this?

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I doubt that was it.

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Ageed, highly doubtful it had anything to do with the oil. It is possible the oil fill cap or something else was installed incorrectly during the previous oil change though. I always recommend if you don't change the oil yourself take it to the dealership and avoid the "quick lube" places. You might spend a few bucks more, but the dealerships have lots of experience with their vehicles.

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