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Old 11-09-2013, 03:01 AM   #43
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Think you will find GM says to change within 600 miles AFTER the o%.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:51 AM   #44
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I also seen another thread where the poster had his synthetic oil tested after 8k, or whatever was listed, and was told to go for over 10k and have it tested again.
That was me. I had Blackstone Labs test my oil. I've done it for several of my vehicles.

Yes, you have to check your oil level.

Peel those stupid stickers off the inside of your windshield and throw them away. You're already wasting money paying somebody else to change your oil, they put in Brand X, then you're letting them tell you when it "needs" to be done again? Bobistheoilguy is a lot smarter than me...and you. But that's just my opinion, of course.

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Old 11-09-2013, 10:03 AM   #45
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I've always relied on my DIC. It's only burnt me a couple of times. LOL
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #46
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I've always relied on my DIC. It's only burnt me a couple of times. LOL
Viagra will take care of that for you.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:25 AM   #47
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Ah, but checking your oil has everything to do with oil life. If you have 0 oil in the pan, then the OLM is worthless. Read up on that.


Sure thing. Every time I get in the car, I look at the reminder in the upper left hand corner of the windshield

Oil level measures the amount of oil in your engine, where the oil life monitor measures the amount of lubrication left in your oil you have in your engine. Two completely seperate things.

The only reason the sticker says that is because they want your money. Even in the old days the 3,000 miles was for severe use, otherwise it was 5 or 6 thousand miles. The oil life monitor actually measures how you are using your engine so it figures out for you how long it can go between changes. It's science,and it works, You go by the sticker you are wasting your money.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:06 PM   #48
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Oil level measures the amount of oil in your engine, where the oil life monitor measures the amount of lubrication left in your oil you have in your engine. Two completely seperate things.

The only reason the sticker says that is because they want your money. Even in the old days the 3,000 miles was for severe use, otherwise it was 5 or 6 thousand miles. The oil life monitor actually measures how you are using your engine so it figures out for you how long it can go between changes. It's science,and it works, You go by the sticker you are wasting your money.
Dude, how many times do you need to delete and repost to make your point. I'm sure he'll reply to keep your dream of continuing this argument if he feels so compelled to do so.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #49
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Dude, how many times do you need to delete and repost to make your point. I'm sure he'll reply to keep your dream of continuing this argument if he feels so compelled to do so.
Just trying not to post smart ass remarks and after reconsidering the other posts I made I felt they still came off that way.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:20 PM   #50
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Just trying not to post smart ass remarks and after reconsidering the other posts I made I felt they still came off that way.
You dont come off as smart ass. Discussion and OTHER POINTS OF VIEW are what this forum is all about.....yet, at times it gets very one sided. I have made it a point to show there are always other options. The point i was trying to make, is people need to do their own research and decide what is best for them and not let technology run their lives. There are so many posts here where people have relied soley on the car to tell them what to do.....i.e., not checking their oil level regularly because the car didnt tell them it was low, then, boom, trashed motor. The other pount was, if you rely so heavily on your car telling you what to do, then it needs a check oil reminder as well.
I will say no more on this subject as I appear to have rattled the narrow minded. My job here is done.
Thank you for expressing your opinion in a non smart ass way.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #51
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That was me. I had Blackstone Labs test my oil. I've done it for several of my vehicles.

John B.
Thanks for chiming in. I was not sure who posted it and even not sure how close I am on the mileage numbers. I just remember reading it and was vague on mileage.

Technology is a wonderful thing these days. Since I am getting older I have a hard time making changes and accepting it. To each his own on how you handle your oil change. I am accepting this technology and using it.

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #52
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I have two GM/Chevy cars with the internal OLM's. I use them both as I feel they're a great tool to monitor ones oil condition. If you don't feel it's that accurate then just use a good synthetic oil like Mobil 1 and go by the OLM says. If Mobil says they're oil is good for let's say 10K you know the oil will be changed by then.

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #53
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For some people that may be okay for others not, depending on how much and how are they drive. The car is smarter than we are these days. That's why I go with the DIC.

Are you sure about that?
GM changed / shortened their algorithm on the V6 due to timing chain issues.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:57 PM   #54
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Are you sure about that?
GM changed / shortened their algorithm on the V6 due to timing chain issues.
I remember this, too, but thought it was on the LLT only.
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Oil level measures the amount of oil in your engine, where the oil life monitor measures the amount of lubrication left in your oil you have in your engine. Two completely seperate things.

The only reason the sticker says that is because they want your money. Even in the old days the 3,000 miles was for severe use, otherwise it was 5 or 6 thousand miles. The oil life monitor actually measures how you are using your engine so it figures out for you how long it can go between changes. It's science,and it works, You go by the sticker you are wasting your money.
You'll love this then. I use $11.00 Qt. Joe Gibbs LS30 oil and when I change it, the oil life monitor is usually 75% to 77% remaining, but never less than 75%.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:43 PM   #56
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You'll love this then. I use $11.00 Qt. Joe Gibbs LS30 oil and when I change it, the oil life monitor is usually 75% to 77% remaining, but never less than 75%.
Yeah using Joe Gibbs oil you better change it early, don't ya know that stuff is for Toyotas!???
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