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I read all the posts for using the Engine Oil Life Monitor and I appreciate all the information.

Now I have another question: How do you tell if you have the Oil Life Monitor on a Duramax? That is besides wait and see if it comes on.

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You have one. It doesn't really test the oil, it just uses a calculation with the variable of engine speed, load, time, etc to determine oil 'tiredness'.


You have an '01, so if you want to see the oil message in the message center, just follow the steps to reset it. The steps are in the manual. It will flash 'Change Engine Oil' in the message center for a few seconds after a reset procedure.


Or you could just wait for it to come on.


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How do you reset oil life monitor, can't find my manual
 

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Key to on, truck not running, push accelerator to the floor 3 times, restart. It should flash something on your DIC about it being reset.


edit: this is if you dont have the steeringwheel touch controlls.Edited by: ratlover
 

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I tried this and didn't get any flash.
 

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Do it slowly and make sure the floor mat isn't stopping the pedal from going completely to the floor.
 

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And wait until the light flashes once before you do it.
 

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Thanks I will try it this afternoon.
 

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mobowhunter said:
Thanks I will try it this afternoon.




Of course then the computer will think that you just changed the oil, and restart a new calculation.
 

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I only have about 120 miles on this oil change, I not going to use as my oil change indicator, but nice to know that it works.
 
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