|2011+ LML Duramax Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission Ect|
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|05-07-2011, 08:22 AM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
How long between oil changes?
How long can I expect to get between oil changes in my 2011 using Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck Full Synthetic. Yes, I know Amsoil is a little better, but I've been using Mobil 1 in everything I've owned with a motor since I was just a kid and have never had single oil related problem. Besides I'm to old and thick headed to change. Just wondering how long you guys and gals(I know there is a few) are going between changes?
Thanks Everyone :rockin
|05-07-2011, 11:51 AM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Now that the LML is using 9th injector after turbo for regen(no more oil dilutuion from previous regen done in cylinder on exhaust stroke,YAY) you can go 8000 miles between oil changes without a problem.
2015 SLT CCSB Summit White on Jet Black sunroof/rear slider/driver alert/ cooled/heated leather/nav/ telescope/tilt steer... Z71 package .
Previous:2002 LB7 ECSB
2005 LLY CCSB
2007.5 LMM CCSB
2010 CTD CCSB
2011 LML CCSB
|05-07-2011, 06:41 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SW Ont
I have 8000 miles (13000km) on current oil change and oil life monitor at 15% remaining - with factory fill oil.
2011 GMC 2500 LML CCSB 4x4 SLT
sold 2010 GMC 2500 LMM CCSB 4x4 SLT
sold 2004.5 GMC 2500 LLY ECLB 4x4 SLE
|05-07-2011, 07:44 PM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
i run shell rotella 5W40 syn last change by oil life was 9000miles. programing goes by cycles and conditions to determine useage. others that do testing have stated report comes back oil still good. as long as you use quality oil for diesel service(C rating) should be ok. my engine likes the 5W40 better than the 15W40, sounds like oil gets thru engine sooner in winter(iowa) use quality oil filter also, i have ran mobile1 and now use ac-delco, gm testing should have been done with ac-delco filter. thats why i use them.
Last edited by keith2500hd; 05-07-2011 at 07:51 PM.
|05-08-2011, 02:22 PM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
I did not mean that the monitor knows what kind of oil I am using, I was just telling everyone what I use and how long I go between changes and how I judge it
2011 Chevy 2500 LTZ/Z71 4X4
|05-08-2011, 09:42 PM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Irwin PA
I know synthetic is good but it would make me feel weird to wait over 5k to do an oil change
2006 Silverado 2500HD LBZ CC SB
Exterior: Escalade Handles, Front windows tinted to match the rear, painted bumpers & mirrors, billet grille, 305/50/20 Cooper Zeons on BMF Novakanes Death Metal, Cognito Braces, Stainless Sleeves, Train Horns
Interior: 4 Kicker 10in Subs in 2 custom box's, Autometer Ultra lite II Pyro and Boost gauges, Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge, HID Lows & Fogs, Painted accents
Performance: EFI Live Tuned by Blackout Performance, Custom Blackout Performance S475 over stock twins, 45 over stock injectors, MBRP Turbo Back Stainless Exhaust (Straight piped), Raptor Lift Pump, AFE Filter, GMAX6 kit with Suncoast 1057 converter installed by Blackout Performance
1999 Ford F-550 PowerStroke ''Wrecker'' **Jerrdan bed, S&B Intake
|05-09-2011, 08:36 AM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Thanks everyone for the responces. Sorry I didn't get back sooner, but mom's day weekend kept me hopping!
Mileage is kind of what I figured, in the 7 to 9 thousand range.
|05-09-2011, 09:34 AM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Olympia, WA
I change every 8k, usually have about 20% life remaining according to the DIC. The dealer sneaked an oil change service package into the sale (my fault I didn't see it, I guess) so it's not costing me anything "extra" to have it done a little early.
Present: 2015 K2500HD LTZ Crew Cab Z-71
My Chevy Truck History:
2011 K2500HD LTZ Crew Cab LML
2007 Classic K2500HD LT3 Crew Cab LBZ
2006 K2500HD LT3 Extended Cab LBZ
2003 K1500 LTZ X-Cab Z-71 5.3 Liter Gas
1998 K1500 Silverado Z-71 5.7 Liter Gas