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  1. The biggest influence on fuel mileage is the connection between the steering wheel and the gas pedal. Driving at higher speeds increases aerodynamic drag (wind resistance), reducing fuel economy.
  2. The monitor calculates the percent of oil life remaining, based on 3 pathways The OLM starts its calculation for all pathways after the first 50 miles to account for marshalling and time before sale. Subsequently, calculations begin immediately after each reset. Recommendation/Instructions Oil Life Monitor Calculation Pathways: 1. Engine revolutions- Oil life starts with a fixed number of revolutions and will decrease with each revolution. Cold / hot coolant temp readings have multipliers that reduce engine revolutions pathway quicker depending on how far from the normal oil temperature the vehicle is operating. Note: If engine coolant temp gets above 260F, engine overheat condition, the oil life will go to 0%. 2. Mileage from last reset – Starting with MY 2013, the OLM is capped at 7500 miles for all GM powertrains except the Volt. In perfect conditions a vehicle would reach 7500 miles from the last reset and the oil life left would be 0%. 3. Time- This pathway is a liner function, a fixed decrease in oil life for a given time after the oil life is reset. The oil life will drop to 0% after 1 year regardless of the amount of engine revolutions or how many miles since the reset. Note: The Volt uses a 2 year timer instead of 1 year. It also uses the engine revolution counter. It does not use the mileage pathway to count down.
  3. 2018 5.3L / 6.2L hold 8 qts 4.3L (V6) holds 6 qts. You sure you got a 5.3L??? Btw, oil filler cap on 4.3L will say 5W-30 oil whereas the 5.3L and 6.2L will say 0W-20. https://techlink.mynetworkcontent.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/05-TechLink-engine-oil-capacities-A-2016-2018.pdf https://techlink.mynetworkcontent.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TechLink-engine-oil-capacities-A-2019-2020.pdf
  4. · 1000 Order On Hold at Dealership · 1100 Order Placed at Dealership, will not move unless dealer has allocation · 1101 Order Entered into System · 1102 Order Entered via Web · 2000 Order Accepted by GMAD · 2001 Order Generated to Dealer · 2005 Order Replaced with GM Prospect Order · 2030 Order Edited by GM · 2050 Order Changed · 2500 Order preferenced (“Picked Up”), Sent to Production Control · 3000 Order Accepted by Production Control · 3100 Order Available to Sequence (now becomes more stable) · 3300 Order Selected and scheduled by Assembly Plant (Target Production Week usually available now) · 3400 Order broadcasted to all supplier areas in the assembly plant production system, build process is underway and locked in sequence to the end of the line. · 3800 Vehicle Produced, it’s come off the production line. VIN now available to dealer. · 4000 Vehicle Available to Ship · 4104 Bailment Invoice Created (Shipping doc’s) · 4B00 Bayed (Parked waiting on transportation company processing) · 4D00 Bayed for Quality Control (unknown time period) · 4106 Bailment Released (Shipper in control) · 4150 Vehicle Invoiced (Dealer Billed for vehicle) · 4200 Vehicle Shipped (In Transit, on train or truck) · 4300 Intermediate Delivery (Up-fitter etc) · 4V03 Estimated Delivery Date · 4800 Rail Ramp Unload, at the distribution center. Delivered by truck to dealer · 5000 Vehicle Delivered to Dealer · 6000 Vehicle Delivered to Customer (or dealer reported sale to GM) · 9000 Order Cancelled
  5. Just hit 30,000 miles on my 2017 Sierra Denali 6.2L and I have not used any oil, nada. Currently 10,000 on this oil change (5,000 to go) and the level is still where is was 10,000 miles ago. I change oil once a year which comes to approx. 15,000 miles and I use 100% Synthetic (AMSOIL 0W-20 Signature since 5,000 mi). This is the 3rd vehicle I have owned with AFM (2010, 2015) and NONE of them used oil. Am I lucky or is it my choice of using the best oil? I am sure it the oil I use but continue to pinch pennies and but whats good enough. PS, using same brand of oil for over 40 yrs.
  6. Anything the dealer does you will pay a ultra premium price for so-so work. Service departments take advantage of the fact that there's not as much mistrust of them as there is of car salesmen. The objective of OEM dealers is to see customers often and increase profits.
  7. Yes,, Onstar's monthly diagnostics report told me there was an open recall for this on my 2017. I called dealer and they said, 30 min fix. Invoice says; Inspect rear sliding window terminals and covers for damage, Installed revised buss terminal and bar covers Ps - Service manager said they have yet to find one that was damaged
  8. ► [url=https://gm-techlink.com/?page_id=8647]2014-2020 GM Oil Capacity Reference Charts[/url]
  9. Only place I seen with those are quick lube shops. You need a thermal printer, pc with software and have to purchase labels in bulk. For those in the oil change business a necessary expense.
  10. I have used AMSOIL ATF in every GM vehicle I have owned since It improved the performance exponentially. Its in my 2017 GMC Sierra Denali CC Ultimate 6.2L/8-sp.
  11. Unfortunately these new engines use technology that is hard on engines and oil. Active Fuel Management, Dynamic Fuel Management, start stop, variable vavle timings, turbo charging, ecoboost etc. All these new technologies put a lot of stress on the oil. Not all oils are up to the task and that's why GM and other oem's have been pushing for better oil specifications to be developed. Yet there are a lot of oil companies who continue to market "good enough" products and customers who refuse to spend the money continue to buy these "good enough" products for their expensive vehicles/engines. They think frequent oil changes are cheap insurance but in reality, cheap oil is the problem. Why do you think some oils are cheaper? Where do you think they cut the corners? Did they use cheaper oil base stocks and additive packages? Less highly trained engineers? Did they cut back on quality control? How can they afford to spends millions of $$ on advertising and still make money if they claim their oil is best?
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