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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 06:20 PM
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08 GMC, LMM. how reliable is the "% of oil life remaining" screen shown on the DIC? I am nearing my second oil change and the mileage on my truck is far less than the first oil change. Hope this makes sense.
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I (and you should, IMO :tease) treat the DIC as a suggestion as to where the extreme level is. Itís a good thing they added, as it varies with your usage, It gives the owner a base point to work from, depending on their use and abuse.

I use the ĎBí trip meter to keep up with the Oil change intervals and compare that to the DICís version of what percentage is left. I pull/haul beyond GMís suggested limits on a daily basis in at times, tough conditions. My changes are in the 5k area with the DIC reporting in the 40-percentile area, along with the Allison spin-on.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 10:17 AM
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So, got a new truck and after driving it for about 2,800 miles, oil life DIC was saying to have it serviced. Went in to the dealer, they couldn't figure out why that was occurring, they changed oil and reset DIC back to 100% oil life. After going another 1,700 miles, oil life showed 44% left before changing it again. Doesn't make any sense! I do get the idea of every 5,000 and based on use, driving, towing, hauling, etc... but I barely do any of any of these things, just normal driving, so curious as to if anyone had nay feedback, similar experience or any ideas what's happening... Thanks!
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My DIC has always been in the 10-20% range with OCI around 8k miles. Minimal towing (maybe a bumper trailer with total pull weight of <2k #

This last oil change: 7% at a 2k miles. 300 to 400 miles of those were towing heaving (~14k #). The only difference is that I tuned it and towed heavy. However, the heavy tow only accounted for 15-20% of my total mileage.

I sent off the oil for analysis yesterday. If I remember, i'll post the results on here even though I have a decent feeling the results will be "why did you change it?".

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So, got a new truck and after driving it for about 2,800 miles, oil life DIC was saying to have it serviced. Went in to the dealer, they couldn't figure out why that was occurring, they changed oil and reset DIC back to 100% oil life. After going another 1,700 miles, oil life showed 44% left before changing it again. Doesn't make any sense! I do get the idea of every 5,000 and based on use, driving, towing, hauling, etc... but I barely do any of any of these things, just normal driving, so curious as to if anyone had nay feedback, similar experience or any ideas what's happening... Thanks!

What year is yours? Somewhere on here there is a post saying the DIC on the '19s was reading fast and GM was looking at the problem. Don't know why the algorithm for the '19 would be any different than the '17 and '18.

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