Oil Change Light
This is a discussion on Oil Change Light within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by rbob93 The problem is that the add packs in the oil become depleted. You can save money ...
08-16-2009, 11:49 AM #21
08-16-2009, 01:57 PM #22
and $7K for a short block ls1? HELL NO... do you know what you can get these days for THOUSANDS less? I was reading my gmhtp mag last night and I saw many FORGED shortblocks for thousands less than $7K. The most expensive was a forged 440ci for just under $6K and is capable of 1000rwhp.
Now tell me who pays $7K for a weak stock ls1 shortblock?
If its in the manual, how can it be bad? they'd be getting sued left and right. Like I said, people are getting very high mileage out of there vehicles following the OLMS and lots of them are using conventional oil!
and yea, oil is cheap... its so cheap that the miles I and you get out of ours makes mine cheaper
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08-16-2009, 05:54 PM #23
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08-16-2009, 07:42 PM #25
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I was using the retail cost of an engine to illustrate my point.
Whatever the cost, if you feel repairing an engine is worth any imagined savings gained by extending your OIC's without the benefit of getting sevaeral used oil analysis, then by all means do so.
There is much information about oil here. If you choose to desregard the results of the extensive reaserch done by members here, I'm fine with that.
I learned long ago that you can't help someone unless they really want the help you offer.
08-17-2009, 01:10 AM #26
09-11-2009, 07:09 AM #27
Well I'd say the more they can get you into the dealership the more opportunities they have to rob you blind. Tire rotations... mIght as well get one, replace belt etc.... These are probally more directed towards women who buy new cars but you get my point.
I think they had more on their mind then making sure you get an oil change every 3000 miles.
I remember I had just put an K&N filter in my Monte Carlo (RIP) and after an oil change I asked the guy how my air filter looked (because their supposed to check it) He said it looked alright... Probally just change it after the next change.... meaning he never looked at it.
I was tempted to remove it before the next change and ask whoever did it that time... If I got the same answer I was complaining to the manager.
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09-12-2009, 04:39 AM #28
09-12-2009, 12:38 PM #29
Over a year passed before she needed pads. I changed them myself when we started to hear sounds at braking.
fast forward. This was like just last week. Her a/c stopped blowing cold. I thought it was freon so I bought a refill kit. the guage read way high like 140psi so I added none. I knew something else was wrong and it definitely wasn't low on freon. Took it to the dealership and they said it was some kinda control module that goes in the pass side wheel well up front. We told them install it. They said it worked intermittently and it could be the aftermarket alarm(thats been on the car for 4 years) and worse case the pcm went bad.
I know how rare it is for the pcm to go bad and started calling bs on them in my head. they take the alarm off and it still does not work right. They call and say its the pcm. I told them we're coming to get our car. They called back and said we had a couple wires crossed and you do not need a pcm.
I feel like they were trying to see how far we would go. The brakes and the a/c thing happened at 2 different ford dealerships.
09-13-2009, 09:48 AM #30
You don't have to go to a dealership to get that kind of treatment. About 6 years ago my dad bought an old 4x4 truck. He had a local 4x4 specialty shop inspect it. They claimed it needed new ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman arm, front wheel bearings, a rear-axle diff. seal, tune-up and the biggest joke- a transmission rebuild!
By my inspection and the mechanic at the classis car shop I use it needed a tune-up and a rear-diff seal. The front-end had been rebuilt, the previous owner still had the service slips from less than a year before. The transmission had a leaking pan gasket. My mechanic changed the filter, fluid and the leak went away. That was 5,000 miles ago. Trans functions perfect.
You have to do it yourself or find a shop that does good work and is honest.
09-15-2009, 07:51 AM #31
09-17-2009, 08:30 PM #32
my engine blew up
09-18-2009, 11:52 AM #33
09-18-2009, 12:27 PM #34
09-18-2009, 02:24 PM #35
09-18-2009, 04:23 PM #36
lol one of the only weak links in these engines is the stock pushrods. I already upgraded those. Otherwise it is well maintained
09-18-2009, 05:38 PM #37
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09-19-2009, 02:07 PM #38
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I wouldn't call a 6,1xx mile oil change well maintained...but to each their own.
I mean really, the oil change monitoring system is really a big joke. It has absolutely no idea of the condition of the engine oil. It only makes guesses of oil life based on whenever some engineer programs into the computer.
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