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I've tried searching for this, but came up empty so far. So I'm hoping someone may have seen or heard of this one. For years my 06 Tahoe Z71 4WD 5.3, would properly reset the oil life back to 100%. Now for the last 2 oil changes it has decided that it doesn't want to. On the previous reset attempt it would only reset to 82%. On the most recent Oil Change it only reset to 52%. This isn't really a big problem just quite odd. I did note that when it only reset to 82% that it still took the same 10K or so miles to get down to 0%. Of course when it didn't fully reset the first time I reset it several times all going to only 82%. Now that it's only resetting to 52% I'll have to see how it does.
Oil life indicator says it's at 27%. Gonna change the oil in the next week or so. I haven't changed my own oil in 30 years! Once I reset the indicator is it based on mileage or is there something else that affects it? Was going 6k between changes in my '09 RAM. I was using Kendall Full Synthetic in it. I have since learned the difference. How long is too long between changes? I'm an old goat and 12 months or 25k miles just doesn't feel right. The debris that gets in the oil doesn't just disappear. Truck is a 2016 Silverado 1500 with a 5.3. I am sure this subject has been beat to death. But searching for "oil life" left too many responses to read through. Ed