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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2012, 06:35:42 PM »
How many miles do you have on your vehicle?
I saw my oil pan when they did the rings at 30K and my oil pan was clean no gum or gunk on the bottom.
As long as you change your oil on a regular basis gum and gunk should not be a problem.  I never did ask them what the purpose of the baffle.

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Re: Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2012, 11:52:59 PM »
My baffle bolts must be loose.  I've had oily stools recently.

You have had me.baffled for a long time. Made me want to bolt.
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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2012, 12:48:12 AM »
How many miles do you have on your vehicle?
I saw my oil pan when they did the rings at 30K and my oil pan was clean no gum or gunk on the bottom.
As long as you change your oil on a regular basis gum and gunk should not be a problem.  I never did ask them what the purpose of the baffle.

Oil pan baffle are to keep the oil around the pickup tube for the oil pump under  high "-" & "+" G's

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2012, 02:51:19 AM »
Thanks

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2012, 08:00:22 AM »
Marv - how many miles are on your car and what does the inside of the pan look like.  Any sludge or buildup noticed on the bottom of the engine?

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2012, 01:34:04 PM »
This was only the second oil change this car ever got. The first change was 11 months ago by my GM dealer. (I hope they did anyway, found that the oil was very dark and lost its oil consistency for a car that only ran 925 miles after that supposedly oil change)..
Being basically a new car I wanted to make an inspection of the pan while changing the oil that's why I removed it (Looking for Shavings and particles)...
These Kappa oil pan's are a work of art compare to my other older cars..

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2012, 02:22:31 PM »
I rem in the past several members of the SF forum weren't positive the oil life indicator was a per mile or time calculator vice actually knowing if the system actually tested the viscosity of the oil.  They took samples after letting the oil indicater get to a very low percentage and it was tested to still be good.  To me that was enough to trust the system.  I only change mine when it gets to about 5 to 10%.  "Change oil soon" comes on at 5%

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2012, 02:31:06 PM »
Yeah me too, so I end up changing mine once a year.
Just trying to do my part...

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2012, 02:47:10 PM »
I probably only change mine twice a year.  But I usually change it when the oil life indicator is around 70% or so.  I'm not sure it's ever fallen below that!

If I waited until it was much lower, I'd probably only change it once a year or less!

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2012, 03:04:22 PM »
For those of you who change your oil because you think you must do it yearly, that isn't necessary, any moisture that may form during any period of non-use is burned off if you allow the car to get to the normal operating temperature.  If the oil is broken down because of added moisture, you would see it on the stick as a foamy brown, not the usual black or dark brown oil that is barely transparent. 

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2012, 05:13:36 PM »
Every 7K when my DIC says 10%.

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2012, 06:09:52 PM »
I change it every year 'cause i've gone about 7,000 miles and it's the end of the season. Part of my ritual before I put her to bed for the winter.
Just trying to do my part...

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Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2012, 07:26:48 PM »
I change mine sometimes because I'm bored. I put less than 3K miles on my sol the last 12 months and changed the oil twice. I take the used oil and change the oil in my lawn mower, which gets used a lot more than my car ;)
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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2012, 08:10:18 PM »
I usually change mine in the spring and usually once during the summer, so about every 5-6K miles between changes.  I'm not using Mobil 1 either, so I figure better just to go ahead and do it.

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2012, 08:20:16 PM »
Help!
 My DIC had 69% when I changed the oil yesterday. Now I'm trying to reset to 100% by pushing the RES and INFO buttons at the same time (nothing happens) then pushing info until I reach Oil life % and pushing RES. Cant seem to get to the reset oil life option.... Followed the manual to a T... Help!   

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2012, 08:57:51 PM »
Key must be turned to the on position but not started, then press and hold the bottom two buttons for a sec or two, then goto the oil % and press the return key for a couple of secs

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2012, 09:49:05 PM »
Key must be turned to the on position but not started, then press and hold the bottom two buttons for a sec or two, then goto the oil % and press the return key for a couple of secs
Thank you Joe, for some reason I was pushing the RES (Reset) button for the Cruise Control not the Return arrow key!!!

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2012, 10:36:38 AM »
HTH, Easy to mis-read that key, that is the RES (resume) for cruise

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2012, 01:48:42 PM »
I'll be changing mine every 3 months or so over here.  Sand gets into the darnedest areas!

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2012, 01:54:01 PM »
I'll be changing mine every 3 months or so over here.  Sand gets into the darnedest areas!
I have heard the same thing about pink paint.
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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2012, 02:35:23 PM »
I have heard the same thing about pink paint.
Much easier to remove than sand...

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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2012, 03:32:48 PM »
It's actually preventable with a well placed round.
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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2012, 05:45:02 PM »
It's actually preventable with a well placed round.


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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2012, 08:55:01 PM »
If it was a powerful enough round you could maybe turn that sand into glass.  But other wise yeah I meant pink paint.
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Re: Detailed Oil Change procedure
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2012, 11:15:10 PM »
It was a badly placed round that caused the defilement of my car in the first place. Whom ever placed that round in GJ's hand is responsible.

 

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