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Just curious. GM oil life monitor. #4505037
09/02/17 04:08 AM
09/02/17 04:08 AM
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West Michigan
HM12460 Offline OP
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Changed the oil in my Terrain yesterday afternoon. The oil life monitor was at 16%. You guys with late model GM vehicle's, how low do you like to run your OLM?



2018 Chevy Colorado
1995 Ford Thunderbird



Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505048
09/02/17 04:52 AM
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'Stralia
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Ran mine down to 2%, but had hit the "no longer than 12 months" mark.

Holden say that you can run
* 15,000km OCI (9,300 miles)
* 1,000km (600miles) past the zero percent mark;
* no more than 12 months.

Mine was at just under 11,000km at 2%, based on it being a dealer demo that had used up 62% by 4,700km

Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505076
09/02/17 06:15 AM
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Sunny Florida
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Originally Posted By: HM12460
Changed the oil in my Terrain yesterday afternoon. The oil life monitor was at 16%. You guys with late model GM vehicle's, how low do you like to run your OLM?


Been running our GM fleet trucks down to zero % since 04. Works really well on V8 powered trucks.


"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix
Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505078
09/02/17 06:22 AM
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Indiana
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Indiana
16% is almost 1000 miles on a 5000 mile OCI.

How many miles was on the oil?


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505086
09/02/17 06:37 AM
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Wet side WA
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Ran the Duramax down to 4% once. Usually when it is in the 40 to 30 percent area I'm at a year. If I'm going on a long trip towing the fifth wheel I just change it before we go. Currently the monitor is at 82% and the fuel filter monitor is at 52%. Both filters will get changed out in the October time frame.


2004 Corolla 130785
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505113
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Campbellsville, KY
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Campbellsville, KY
I've always run my Cruze 1.4T to around 30% (just happens to coincide with my OCI of 5,000 mi.).


'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505133
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I usually do 10-15% or once a year. That's using synthetic oil. I believe most, maybe all now, oil monitors are based on using Syn oil.


yup
Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505143
09/02/17 07:46 AM
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Indiana
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Indiana
0% on my 2007 5.3 Tahoe will be around 9000 and that's just a bit too far for me. I will change at my convenience once it gets into the 7-8000 range. I switched to HM last fill to see if that would help with oil burn of 1 qt/OC. Truck has 115,000 miles, runs great.


2014 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3 Vert 14,000 M1
2012 Sienna 85,000 M1
2007 Tahoe 155,000 M1

Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: dlundblad] #4505172
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West Michigan
HM12460 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
16% is almost 1000 miles on a 5000 mile OCI.

How many miles was on the oil?






About 5,400.



2018 Chevy Colorado
1995 Ford Thunderbird



Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505246
09/02/17 09:51 AM
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I usually change mine between 20-30%, 5,500-6k miles using synthetic oil.


2005 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L Z71
Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505249
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I run it down to 0%. Then reset it, and run it down to about 20-30%. Coincides with about 15,000 miles with M1 EP.

Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505270
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I have not had my Silverado long but the 2 OCI I have done I ran down to 10-15%. Seems to be around 7k to 7.5k miles.


2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3 V8
2009 Mazda CX-9 V6
2001 Honda CRV 4 cylinder
Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: SteveSRT8] #4505286
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: HM12460
Changed the oil in my Terrain yesterday afternoon. The oil life monitor was at 16%. You guys with late model GM vehicle's, how low do you like to run your OLM?


Been running our GM fleet trucks down to zero % since 04. Works really well on V8 powered trucks.


Perhaps it should be noted that due to stationary operations our OLM can reach zero in about 4500 miles of driving.


"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix
Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460] #4505306
09/02/17 10:45 AM
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The GM monitor works well in most applications.
The 2.4 not so much. That motor has a history of
problems since at least 2010.
And still does in many folk's opinion.


My 2


There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.
Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: Alex_V] #4505310
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Same - but sometimes to 6k trying to find the right day to change it ...

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