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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Truck
Jul 06, 2001 (10:48 pm)
I also have a 2001 Sierra 1500, but my light is steady for about 15 seconds. There is no blinking on mine. I've only changed the oil once before, at 2887 miles. Yesterday it came on for the first time ever while I was on a trip to Fairbanks. I came home today without any problems, so I can't imagine that there is some kind of program that prevents engine start up just because you didn't change the oil. I was at about 6500 miles when the light came on, so I made it almost 4000 miles. Most of that was city driving, so I'm not surprised. I just turned 7000 miles today, but since I run Mobil 1 I'm not going to sweat it. But I do know what I'll be doing in the morning! It does look like I have a nice tight engine though. My dipstick still reads full when I check it on level ground. That makes it two GMC engines in a row (and they are the only two I've ever owned) that lose no oil between oil changes. I gotta love that!
Jul 07, 2001 (4:50 am)
It can't be reset unless it comes on though..I found that out.
As for miles between.....there is no sensor that won't let the engine run if it's not changed. I have over 8000 miles on this Mobil 1...and she starts fine...(light has been on for about 3200 miles)
#784 of 5688 Resetting oil light
Jul 07, 2001 (9:10 am)
The change oil message can be reset at any time. I reset mine before it came on the last time and I got the five second flashing the owner's manual talks about. GM recommends changing the oil after 3000 miles under certain conditions. Certainly they don't expect you to not reset the monitoring cycle. If you're not getting any indication that the system has been reset and you're sure you followed the correct procedures, then you should consider having the dealer see if there is a problem.
Jul 08, 2001 (9:42 am)
Case of Mobil 1: $26.94
One Mobil 1 M1-206 oil filter: $9.99
Lift rental/oil disposal: $8.00
Oil change and lube done right: Priceless
This may cost a few bucks more than one of those oil change shops, but at least I know it was done right plus I have the added benefit of a synthetic oil and lube. I had to replace the hose on my lube gun so I also added a 360° swivel to the coupler and what a difference it made! I would seriously recommend doing the same if you have your own grease gun. It makes it much easier to keep pressure on the coupler plus you have the added benefit of being able to more easily line up the coupler.
Jul 08, 2001 (2:22 pm)
I dont even need to jack up my truck to change the oil
FILTER 9.99? DAMNNNNNNN i paid 50 cents each for my AC Delco's (which is recommended by gm)
Jul 08, 2001 (2:36 pm)
i'm with you on the filters, remeber when kyle and i both used the Mobil filter? both of us reported the lower oil pressure readings. may not be serious, but why take a chance, especially when you throw 10 bucks down the drain for an oil filter.
Jul 08, 2001 (8:13 pm)
Bought a new GMC 2500HD 2WD. Got it home, noticed front drivers side was drooping. Had to crank in 4 complete turns into the driver's side torsion bar.
Is this something to be concerned about or is this normal?
Thanks for any info...
#790 of 5688 Torsion bars
Jul 08, 2001 (9:08 pm)
Maybe i am wrong but i thought they were only on 4wd trucks
#791 of 5688 Oil change and pressure
Jul 08, 2001 (9:30 pm)
I like using a lift because it makes it sooo much easier. I can also inspect the entire underside of the truck that way. Wait til you're a little older, grasshopper!
My oil pressure has always been the same...60 lbs while driving, a little over 40 lbs at idle. I have yet to see a PF-59 here in town. PF-58s are available, but I understand there is a difference. I'm sure the dealer has a PF-59, but it wouldn't be much cheaper than the Mobil 1. As much as my truck cost, I'll not squabble about the price of the Mobil 1.