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I drive a 14 1.4 Turbo 6 speed with 52k on it. I'm coming up on my 3rd Oil Change since I changed to Amsoil Signature Series 5-30. Per Amsoil, based on my driving my change intervals should be every 10k. But I'm at 7,254 and the Oil Percentage on the DIC says 5%. Can I continued to 10k with Amsoil or should I change now? I went with Amsoil since I'm on the road a lot. My other two changes I've done so far I've changed around 7k just to be safe since the DIC Percentage was around 10%.
 

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Change it now. You need to change the oil filter at 7500 miles anyway.
 

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The indicator is based on "normal" oil. It has no way of knowing what kind of oil you have.

Personally, as long as the engine is under warranty, I'd change it as required by the DIC. That way, if something should happen, that's one less fight with the dealer. I probably wouldn't run other oils down to 0%, but with Amsoil, I would change "as required".
 

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The indicator is based on "normal" oil. It has no way of knowing what kind of oil you have.

Personally, as long as the engine is under warranty, I'd change it as required by the DIC. That way, if something should happen, that's one less fight with the dealer. I probably wouldn't run other oils down to 0%, but with Amsoil, I would change "as required".
Personally if you are still under warranty you should disregard the useless Oil Life Monitor and go with the Mileage/Time intervals as dictated in the manual. I just went 6 months without a change and was still at 60% according to the monitor. For the first time went to the local Oil & Lube place and they didn't even put the filler cap back on AND charged more. With Chevy's $39.95 National promotion there is no reason I didn't take it to the dealer, except I called my great dealer, even made an appointment on line to be told they don't take appointments anymore, first come first served.
 

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I have a 15 diesel and for first time went to 0% on last change. I Was on a road trip and had it changed when I got home and went over about 150 miles. In the owners manual it said if needed can go over 600 miles. I would have it changed, if there are any warranty issues better to be safe. To me if you don't change it and have a problem it gives them an easy excuse to deny a claim. If you are changing yourself, keep receipts.

oh on my last change I think it was like 7600 miles or so.
 

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With Chevy's $39.95 National promotion there is no reason I didn't take it to the dealer, except I called my great dealer, even made an appointment on line to be told they don't take appointments anymore, first come first served.
The dealership closest to my house (Stewart Chevrolet in Colma California) doesn't take appointments and requires me to drop it off at 7 AM and then leave it with them all day just for an oil change. They are a crappy dealership in my opinion. They do say they will provide courtesy transportation, but the first and only time I used it they left me stranded at work and said they couldn't pick me up. If I have to rent a car then it's not just $39.99 for an oil change anymore. It's too much of a hassle, so I change it myself now. I never even used the 4 free oil changes that came with the car.
 

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If you're worried about the warranty, why are you using amsoil. They are not a Dexos approved oil, and this has a more chance to void your warranty.
 

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If you're worried about the warranty, why are you using amsoil. They are not a Dexos approved oil, and this has a more chance to void your warranty.
It won't void the warranty, but it might give you extra hassle. But not changing the oil regularly is another point of contention. That one might be harder to win.
 
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