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A question regarding the Oil life monitor and winter storage..

I change the oil at 1000 miles, and now have 2000 miles.
The oil life reads 90 %

If I put the sol into hibernation for 4 months, without driving...

I would expect the oil life monitor to drop, maybe to 50 %

Would you all agree..
The oil is good for 6 months or xxxxx miles....

Does anyone have other GM cars we could compare with??

thanks

Frank
 

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Good question. Guess it depends on if they made time a factor in the algorithm of the oil life.
 

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Oil Life System is based on engine revolutions and temperatures. So parking the car will not effect the percentage of oil life it reads. However the oil should be changed at least once per year.
 

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I read the Mobile 1 extended life ( 15k oil ) or 1 year,

whereas,

the regualar Mobile 1 synthetic is good for 6 months, or the manufactures's xxxx miles....

I think the DIC should also take time into the equation....

As many of these cars will go to hibernation......as they are seasonal vehicles.....

I see a Software upgrade here.......
 

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Probably one of many software updates to come.
 

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first 1k said:
I read the Mobile 1 extended life ( 15k oil ) or 1 year,

whereas,

the regualar Mobile 1 synthetic is good for 6 months, or the manufactures's xxxx miles....

I think the DIC should also take time into the equation....

As many of these cars will go to hibernation......as they are seasonal vehicles.....

I see a Software upgrade here.......
The vast majority of "experts" recomend pulling the negative battery cable for long term storage thus defeating the "software upgrade". Though I suppose a small coin type battery could keep a small chip running.
 

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two things..

Since this battery is a bear to replace.....
I decided to get the $30 buck battery tender system to keep her topped off.

Second, a small button battery could be installed to "keep time"
It doesnot have to keep the correct "date", rather just the number of days not driven, or days passed..

No big deal really... I'm sure the computer inside has this... It probally logges date, time, error codes..etc like a black box in aircrafts.....
 
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