When should the first oil change be? - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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When should the first oil change be?

I thought it was at 7500 miles but at 2400 miles I get the message that the oil life is at 0% on my DMax.
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How long have you had the truck?

It automatically goes to 0 after 1 year according to the algorithm

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Like @spoonman said it goes to 0% after a year regardless of mileage, so it may have sat on the lot for a while. Or it could be a result of excessive idling and/or towing. There are many factors that play into it. That said, although it's not explicitly stated in the owner's manual, it is generally good practice to do the first oil change within the first couple thousand miles as there are metal particles that get caught in the oil from break-in.

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How long have you had the truck?

It automatically goes to 0 after 1 year according to the algorithm
6 months.

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Like @spoonman said it goes to 0% after a year regardless of mileage, so it may have sat on the lot for a while. Or it could be a result of excessive idling and/or towing. There are many factors that play into it. That said, although it's not explicitly stated in the owner's manual, it is generally good practice to do the first oil change within the first couple thousand miles as there are metal particles that get caught in the oil from break-in.
This was the Trail Boss that was sitting inside the showroom floor. No towing or excessive idling. Has to be time related. Thanks for replies.
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It would be interesting and useful to know if in fact your truck was built one year ago. You could ask GM Customer Service here on the forum to email your build sheet which will show your build date. Another option is to post your VIN here using Xs for your last three digits for privacy and then someone like me can compare to my own VIN. My truck's first birthday is tomorrow which might make my VIN really close to yours.

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you can reset the 'timer' anytime same as mileage/mpg etc
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If you want you build month. Just open the drivers door and down by the sill there's a sticker with your trucks info. On the upper right of the sticker it will have the month and year built.
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It would be interesting and useful to know if in fact your truck was built one year ago. You could ask GM Customer Service here on the forum to email your build sheet which will show your build date. Another option is to post your VIN here using Xs for your last three digits for privacy and then someone like me can compare to my own VIN. My truck's first birthday is tomorrow which might make my VIN really close to yours.
Looks like 2/16 was build date.

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you can reset the 'timer' anytime same as mileage/mpg etc
Thinking of doing that since I don't think you need a 2500 mile oil change but doesn't hurt it if I do it before as well.

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If you want you build month. Just open the drivers door and down by the sill there's a sticker with your trucks info. On the upper right of the sticker it will have the month and year built.
I checked and it was built 14 months ago. It sat at the showroom for some time since they were asking $52,000 for it.
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Mine is at 72% with 2100 miles on it...still going to change it in the next few weeks with Amsoil european car formula
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Can anyone tell me if the oil filter cap needs to be replaced very often

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Can anyone tell me if the oil filter cap needs to be replaced very often
No, never. Unless it gets damaged.

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Cool thank you....I guess I'll have an extra just in case.....Amazon had the filter and the cap for $14 but not in stock for 2-4 weeks....not worried since I get 2 free changes.....but this was $4 cheaper then just the filter.

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I did mine at about 5k, before a long haul. The factory break in filter had lots of material in it. I would say it's worth it
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My '16 Canyon Duramax w/ 5/16 build date shows 30% remaining on the DIC oil monitor and GMC app w/ 3000 miles. It showed about 45% when I bought it new a few months ago. Sounds kinda early but I don't mind changing oil early on a new engine.

Funny tho that about a 1/4 of the time I check the DIC and app it will display 70% remaining, or just the opposite.
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Cool thank you....I guess I'll have an extra just in case.....Amazon had the filter and the cap for $14 but not in stock for 2-4 weeks....not worried since I get 2 free changes.....but this was $4 cheaper then just the filter.
They show the cap along with the filter but you only get the filter...several of us have made note of this...after receiving only the filter. Thought you might like to know so your not disappointed!

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They show the cap along with the filter but you only get the filter...several of us have made note of this...after receiving only the filter. Thought you might like to know so your not disappointed!
Thanks for the info...still a good price.....

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I'm at 34%, 4.5K miles. Scheduled for this weekend since I have a trip coming up. Horrified about my dealer though so I will be watching them like a hawk. Asked if they have the right oil and filter in stock and they said of course we do tons of full size diesels. When I said they're completely different oil specs and weights, and you won't put CJ4 oil in my Dexos 2 truck, the dumbass didn't know what I was talking about and said of course they have all of it.

DEF is also showing 23% all of a sudden so we'll see if they actually fill it.
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3 days ago the check engine light turned on as well beside the oil remaining warning. Went yesterday to have its first oil change and to have the code checked out. Looks like a faulty exhaust gas temp sensor. Never had a car spend so much time at the dealer. I've read the post about the release of a 2.0v. EGT sensor hopefully this will be in today.
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