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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Question: The Check Oil Level message appeared at the 65K mark. Never seen this before.

 

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domgag, Floral Park, NY, August 20, 2011, 03:56
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I had just noticed that the "check oil level" message appeared on the DIC. This has never appeared before. All fluid maintenance is up to date. Is the engine burning oil or is it that the computer and/or the message indicator just needs to be reset? Is the beginning of the end for this motor? Check engine light did NOT appear. Thank You.

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    August 20, 2011, 06:14
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    just add a quart of oil. it comes on when the oil is down 1 quart

    Roy

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    domgag, August 20, 2011, 08:36
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    Thank You Roy- I just had the vehicle in for service earlier today as it was due any way and my expert car tech informed me of the following: The mobil 1 synthetic oil that I use will begin to "breakdown" and/or "burn oil" if it is not changed within the mileage level prescribed. In this case the mobil 1 synthetic oil that I was using had a 5k mile use life- I believe that the last oil change that I had on the vehicle was slightly more than 5K ago. So the fact that the vehicle was running on oil that no longer had any use would explain why it was burning- it had more to do with the oil than the motor. Thank You again for your response and hopefully this will help someone else with the same issue.

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    mastertech6371, August 20, 2011, 08:39
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    really?? synthetic oil has a life of 15k. I dont know where this guy got his info but I disagree with it.
    anyway, check your oil regularly and add as necessary.

    Roy

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