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#3289750 - 02/21/14 04:23 PM Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill
Sunnyinhollister Offline


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 418
Loc: Hollister, CA
Here's the UOA on our Volt after 23,662 miles, and 20 months. During that time we estimate that we burned approximately 112 gallons of fuel. All but a handful of times did the engine oil get up to operating temperature due to the nature of the Volt programming and how we use it. I would define it as the poster child for severe service due to the very short trip nature. The OLM read 75%.

Cheers!

OIL AC Delco Dexos 1
MILES IN USE 23,662 miles/112 gallons
MILES 23,662
SAMPLE TAKEN 1/29/2014 - 20 months

ALUMINUM 7
CHROMIUM 0
IRON 28
COPPER 87
LEAD 1
TIN 3
CADMIUM 0
VANADIUM 0
MOLYBDENUM 67
ANTIMONY 0
NICKEL 3
MANGANESE 6
SILVER 0
TITANIUM 0
POTASSIUM 4
BORON 52
SILICON 39
SODIUM 8
CALCIUM 1003
MAGNESIUM 698
LITHIUM 0
PHOSPHORUS 668
ZINC 742
BARIUM 4

WATER 0.0
SUS @ 212ºF 53.0
cSt @ 100ºC 8.2
Flashpoint ºF 320
Fuel % 2.3
Antifreeze 0.0
Insolubles 0.2
TBN 3.8

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#3289765 - 02/21/14 04:39 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
TrevorS Offline


Registered: 07/14/13
Posts: 1281
Loc: California
So the OLM is suggesting another 60 months is possible (75% left or gone?) or will it trip earlier for time?

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#3289780 - 02/21/14 04:53 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: TrevorS]
Sunnyinhollister Offline


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 418
Loc: Hollister, CA
Originally Posted By: TrevorS
So the OLM is suggesting another 60 months is possible (75% left or gone?) or will it trip earlier for time?


It would trip at 24 months
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#3289792 - 02/21/14 05:05 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 135
Loc: wv
By my calculation you are getting 211 miles to the gallon.
23662 miles @ 112 gallons of fuel.

impressive!


Originally Posted By: Sunnyinhollister
Here's the UOA on our Volt after 23,662 miles, and 20 months. During that time we estimate that we burned approximately 112 gallons of fuel. All but a handful of times did the engine oil get up to operating temperature due to the nature of the Volt programming and how we use it. I would define it as the poster child for severe service due to the very short trip nature. The OLM read 75%.

Cheers!

OIL AC Delco Dexos 1
MILES IN USE 23,662 miles/112 gallons
MILES 23,662
SAMPLE TAKEN 1/29/2014 - 20 months

ALUMINUM 7
CHROMIUM 0
IRON 28
COPPER 87
LEAD 1
TIN 3
CADMIUM 0
VANADIUM 0
MOLYBDENUM 67
ANTIMONY 0
NICKEL 3
MANGANESE 6
SILVER 0
TITANIUM 0
POTASSIUM 4
BORON 52
SILICON 39
SODIUM 8
CALCIUM 1003
MAGNESIUM 698
LITHIUM 0
PHOSPHORUS 668
ZINC 742
BARIUM 4

WATER 0.0
SUS @ 212ºF 53.0
cSt @ 100ºC 6.2
Flashpoint ºF 320
Fuel % 2.3
Antifreeze 0.0
Insolubles 0.2
TBN 3.8

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#3289848 - 02/21/14 06:03 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
SLATRON Offline


Registered: 10/20/13
Posts: 143
Loc: upstate NY
just curious, any idea how much electricity used per week/month to charge, these are plugin right?

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#3289899 - 02/21/14 06:58 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
TrevorS Offline


Registered: 07/14/13
Posts: 1281
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Sunnyinhollister
Originally Posted By: TrevorS
So the OLM is suggesting another 60 months is possible (75% left or gone?) or will it trip earlier for time?


It would trip at 24 months


And does the 75% mean 75% left or 75% used?

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#3290109 - 02/21/14 11:09 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
Darwin1138 Offline


Registered: 01/07/14
Posts: 97
Loc: Mexico City
By my calculations your engine has made no more than 100 hours of operation or between 2500 to 3000 miles of a normal engine, having said that, I think the UOA is in the normal range the only thing that worries me is the silicon content, I think is high for an engine with too little use, I don't know if this engine comes with silicon sealants that made that number higher

Also it will be good to know how many kWh has used
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#3290177 - 02/22/14 01:49 AM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 4293
Loc: Florida
To do 23,000 miles, I'd imagine a good amount of electricity was used.

Can the OP shed more light into how much it cost to run the Volt during this time, taking into account any increase in electricity bill as a result of the car charging. I'm definitely interested.
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#3290186 - 02/22/14 02:46 AM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: TrevorS]
Sunnyinhollister Offline


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 418
Loc: Hollister, CA
Originally Posted By: TrevorS
Originally Posted By: Sunnyinhollister
Originally Posted By: TrevorS
So the OLM is suggesting another 60 months is possible (75% left or gone?) or will it trip earlier for time?


It would trip at 24 months


And does the 75% mean 75% left or 75% used?


75% Remaining
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#3290187 - 02/22/14 02:48 AM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Darwin1138]
Sunnyinhollister Offline


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 418
Loc: Hollister, CA
Originally Posted By: Darwin1138
By my calculations your engine has made no more than 100 hours of operation or between 2500 to 3000 miles of a normal engine, having said that, I think the UOA is in the normal range the only thing that worries me is the silicon content, I think is high for an engine with too little use, I don't know if this engine comes with silicon sealants that made that number higher

Also it will be good to know how many kWh has used


I would think that the silicon is from sealers or maybe from the casting process?
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#3290190 - 02/22/14 03:07 AM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Artem]
Sunnyinhollister Offline


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 418
Loc: Hollister, CA
Originally Posted By: Artem
To do 23,000 miles, I'd imagine a good amount of electricity was used.

Can the OP shed more light into how much it cost to run the Volt during this time, taking into account any increase in electricity bill as a result of the car charging. I'm definitely interested.


The total amount of electricity used since we purchased the vehicle in May of 2012 was never tracked I'm sorry to say. And the cost for the electricity will vary because we are able to use some free charging stations, we have time of use energy rates out here, and we installed solar in our home.

As far as energy use, it takes approximately 10.8 kwh to fully charge the Volt. We can normally get 42 to 47 miles on a charge in this area. Part of the reason is that the temperature here is extremely mild. Once you start using a lot of AC or heat, the range will drop. And obviously how you drive will also impact the range you get. I can drive to work (IF I can pry the keys from my wife's hand)charge the car during my 12 hour shift, and drive home which is ~106 miles round trip on 0.4 gallons of gas.
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2010 Ford F150 XLT 4x2 - Sold
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport

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#3291061 - 02/22/14 08:59 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 1980
Loc: California
Interesting - I know nada about the Volt.

I understand it's FF, but if 75% is left to go, wonder what the iron, copper and fuel dilution would be at 50%, 25% 10% etc.
Just seems (to me) I wouldn't want to let the FF get the OLM down in low numbers (i.e. 10%).
Then again, I understand FF will have elevated iron, copper etc.

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#3291078 - 02/22/14 09:16 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
Sunnyinhollister Offline


Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 418
Loc: Hollister, CA
I figured the fuel dilution would be a little high, but with a flash point of 320ºF and a cSt @ 100ºC of 8.2 (the 6.2 was a typo), I think I might just do an annual drain and fill with the cheapest Dexos 1 that I can find and change the filter every other year.
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport

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#3291277 - 02/23/14 03:41 AM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Sunnyinhollister]
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 19190
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
Originally Posted By: Sunnyinhollister
I figured the fuel dilution would be a little high, but with a flash point of 320ºF and a cSt @ 100ºC of 8.2 (the 6.2 was a typo)



I edited your original post with the corrected info for you smile
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#3292814 - 02/24/14 01:06 PM Re: Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill [Re: Patman]
rbarrios Offline


Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 153
Loc: Los Angeles,CA
are there any settings on the Volt that would keep track of energy used?

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