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Old 11-12-2013, 06:59 AM   #11
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That does it.....
I'm pullin an oil sample next change
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #12
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When my DIC shows 15% oil life left, I change the oil...that's an 8500 mile interval...works for me

3K mile advertisement by oil service businesses is a joke...my DW's 4 cylinder call for 7500 mile oil changes & that little engine is screaming everyday going down the road.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #13
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Under my service program, GM doesn't cover my oil change till it reaches 20%.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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Under my service program, GM doesn't cover my oil change till it reaches 20%.
25% at my dealer.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #15
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Actually it does monitor the driving conditions that the vehicle is experiencing, you can see this if you keep track of how the oil life monitor changes, comparing towing and non towing. Or of course you can just decide you know more than GM and do it your way.
If you read my post is has NO bearing on the condition of the filters or oil , it measures the approx life but not the actual life, their is no sensor before or after the filters to measure the condition or a way to analyze the oil, when I drain my oil @ 6k is is black as coal, it also gets a sample sent off to look at the condition. I dont care what the engineer who programmed the DIC command says. I do not have a problem spending money on my truck after the warranty is up because it is all my problems now, but everyone is different when it comes to vehicle maint schedules
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #16
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If you read my post is has NO bearing on the condition of the filters or oil , it measures the approx life but not the actual life, their is no sensor before or after the filters to measure the condition or a way to analyze the oil, when I drain my oil @ 6k is is black as coal, it also gets a sample sent off to look at the condition. I dont care what the engineer who programmed the DIC command says. I do not have a problem spending money on my truck after the warranty is up because it is all my problems now, but everyone is different when it comes to vehicle maint schedules
As I said before " Or of course you can just decide you know more than GM and do it your way."
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #17
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As I said before " Or of course you can just decide you know more than GM and do it your way."
Well I do know more then most engineers, I also have the training, degrees , ratings, and many years to prove it. I live in MI and know lots and lots and lots of engineers that work for the big 3 and Areospace, Most, if not all, cannot even change their own oil. and are clueless on vehicle maintenance. you might have a different opinion because you are a engineer, right?? can you pull you trans apart, rebuild or come to a diagnosis on a issue with your own vehicle and repair all buy your self?? I can. Not saying I know everything and most say I am full of it. but their are lots of issues on our vehicles and yes engineers do get it wrong.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #19
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As I said before " Or of course you can just decide you know more than GM and do it your way."
Change your oil after 1,500 miles and it will be black also. Black oil does not necessary mean bad oil. Oil has changed over the years it use to be not as pure as it is today and that is why we can go a lot longer between oil changes. In todays world the only time I have ever heard of any oil related issues, not taking into account changing it early, going longer, or not at all, is when the engine went dry due to a leak. Do what you feel comfortable with. I would not do it but my uncle never changed his only on any of his cars/trucks. He would just add oil when needed. He keep his vehicles for at least 10 years and well over 100,000 miles and never had any engine related issues. Who knows.
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