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Old 07-08-2014, 04:39 PM   #43
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had the oil changed in my 2014 ls at 2000 miles, dealer gave me no grief at all.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:58 PM   #44
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I have a 2014 Equinox and the dealer told me there are basically 4 oil changes that I can spread out as I see fit. Maybe you need to find a nicer dealer.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #45
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Oil monitoring or not, I performed the oil change myself at 1500 miles with a change over to full synthetic and installed a magnetic plug. Since then I follow the regular intervals but since it is not the DEXOS blended oil running in her I feel more comfortable going the extra mileage with full synthetic. I also poor in 4 ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil as I always have since my first new car in '92.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:48 PM   #46
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oil change

I told the dealer that I was not waiting on changing my oil longer than 4,000 miles. They change it no questions asked! If I were you I would just tell the same or go to another dealer.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:47 AM   #47
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I read this whole thread, complaints about changing oil for free?? what's next the car payment is too low? holy hell, feeling a little entitlement? in every case you're all getting a free oil change its just when.. Free its Free\\ end of rant
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:04 PM   #48
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I bought 2 new vehicles in the past year, a 14 GMC Acadia, and the 14 Camaro, both from different dealerships, and both allowed me to change the first oil a little over 5000, and then every 6000 after that. All covered under the plan. I have had my Acadia changed 3 times (19k+ miles), and I am setting up my next change for my camaro (11k+). Neither are or were below 15%. In fact, the Acadia dealership put it on my window sticker for the next oil change at the 6000 mile mark.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:06 PM   #49
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when I worked at NASA the guys in the QC Lab would o my change bier oil after looking for particles I. it under a microscope the days of the 3000 mile oil change are gone you can go 10000 miles on the higher quality oils. I have to elite. the 3000 mile number was developed by the oil manufactures and the auto industry to generate revenue

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #50
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It's certainly the dealer. I had mine changed @ roughly 2400. Wanted it done early since it was the first. They mentioned the 20% number but said they'd do the change anyway. No issues.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:58 PM   #51
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do they even put in pure synthetic? I bet they put in the dexos stuff as full synthetic isn't required on these cars.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:09 PM   #52
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do they even put in pure synthetic? I bet they put in the dexos stuff as full synthetic isn't required on these cars.
They will at my dealership if you ask for it, they will just charge extra for it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:11 PM   #53
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It is claimed to be able to calculate it by temperature, driving habits etc. I don't buy it.
WHY? I ask because since day 1 or owing my 2000 Trans Am Firehawk I have followed the oil life monitor. It varies depending on my driving ect. 1 year it went off twice in 6K miles (I had been out drag racing & SCCA), usually it's about 5500 or so. I think the only downfall is it does not take into account the length of time on that car but on the new ones with OnStar it does (well it did in my Saab and my Silverado) but you have to activate and keep OnStar. They won't know it sat on a lot for so long so that is the ONLY drawback I can see.

The oil life monitor has been around for a long time on GM vehicles, the dealers just ignored it and still said 3K miles which with today's engines and oil, there is just no reason to change it so often. If you are that worried, send out a sample for testing.

FWIW, and it is a totally different car...my wife's Prius is every 10K with full synthetic oil. 70K miles an no issues. I'm betting we will hit 150K miles with no issues (it's barely 4)

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Old 07-24-2014, 04:12 PM   #54
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Start and stop it a whole bunch of times and it will get to 15% faster.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:57 PM   #55
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I don't have one on the Camaro, I have a maintenance plan on my 2013 Acura though and the dealer changes the oil every 3000 miles even though the oil monitor says like 70%. I only change it every 3k cause its free lol I think it def go 7500 miles plus.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:12 AM   #56
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I work at a Chevrolet dealership in the service department and we have the policy that every 2014 gets 4 free services and we will do them whenever the owner wants. We advise them on the first service visit that they only get four free so if they want to burn them all right away and do it every 3 months they can or they can spread them out over two years, it's there choice.

The average person doesn't read the owners manual and they don't check the oil level as directed, every time you get gas, so to avoid any problems we advised doing a service every 5,000 miles or six months to avoid any problems, regardless of what the oil life monitor says, a real joke if you ask me.

I'd find another dealership that is a little more flexible.

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