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#4505037 - 09/02/17 04:08 AM Just curious. GM oil life monitor.
HM12460 Offline


Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 2077
Loc: West Michigan
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?
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#4505048 - 09/02/17 04:52 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 40167
Loc: 'Stralia
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

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#4505076 - 09/02/17 06:15 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18991
Loc: Sunny Florida
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.
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#4505078 - 09/02/17 06:22 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Loc: Indiana
16% is almost 1000 miles on a 5000 mile OCI.

How many miles was on the oil?
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#4505086 - 09/02/17 06:37 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2899
Loc: Wet side WA
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.
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#4505113 - 09/02/17 07:16 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
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Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1174
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
I've always run my Cruze 1.4T to around 30% (just happens to coincide with my OCI of 5,000 mi.).
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#4505133 - 09/02/17 07:30 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
Jimzz Offline


Registered: 10/03/14
Posts: 1170
Loc: NoVA
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.
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#4505143 - 09/02/17 07:46 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
Indydriver Offline


Registered: 03/20/11
Posts: 2161
Loc: 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.
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#4505172 - 09/02/17 08:20 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: dlundblad]
HM12460 Offline


Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 2077
Loc: West Michigan
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
16% is almost 1000 miles on a 5000 mile OCI.

How many miles was on the oil?






About 5,400.
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#4505246 - 09/02/17 09:51 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
Noshow13 Offline


Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 110
Loc: Florida
I usually change mine between 20-30%, 5,500-6k miles using synthetic oil.
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#4505249 - 09/02/17 09:53 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
VetteElite Offline


Registered: 04/20/13
Posts: 116
Loc: -
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.

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#4505270 - 09/02/17 10:11 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
tsmay51 Offline


Registered: 06/24/06
Posts: 445
Loc: Roanoke, Texas
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.
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#4505286 - 09/02/17 10:25 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: SteveSRT8]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18991
Loc: Sunny Florida
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.
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#4505306 - 09/02/17 10:45 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: HM12460]
dwendt44 Offline


Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3983
Loc: Central Wisconsin
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
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#4505310 - 09/02/17 10:50 AM Re: Just curious. GM oil life monitor. [Re: Alex_V]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6540
Loc: Texas
Same - but sometimes to 6k trying to find the right day to change it ...

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