I'm curious - are the PDI fees listed on the invoice?
also, i'm guessing that it's different for each car, but what's the average PDI fee?
is it part of the 'destination fee'??
"The whole point of the system is to save owners money..... .."
Instruments fail - often. Programming is inflexible - fails often. Probes, timers, tranmitters - untrustworthy. Sampling with chemical analysis - more reliable.
For my work environment, our largest prime mover (motor), the 1700 gallon crank case oil reservoir was sampled and analysed twice each day. This was redundant and a back up to Conductivity, gaseous, pH, monitoring for certain chemicals yielded by oil break-down; moisture content, specific volume and weight analysis, viscosity and temperature control laboratory testing. This was further backed up by frequent oil changes.
Worst problem - instrument loss or failure. If the instrument stops, stop the machine because you don't know that an equipment failure did not occur one second later. Selling bridges?????? Trust that there still is an island at the other end.
"I think you're [ignorant] greatly misinformed here."""" Thanks for the expert guidance. I do not pray to the GM Idols. .
Still not listening! If I needed to save money, I would buy a Fiat 500.
why not do some sampling yourself and prove that the oil life monitor works (or doesn't)
Blackstone Labs does cheap sample tests. Maybe test it at 3,000 miles then again when you reach 25% oil life left and see what you get.... that might be a better way to come to conclusions
Conclusiion arrived at! Duh! I didn't think of that.
I cannot measure up to your infinite wisdom.
Thanks for the heads up, ill get my levels checked asap
Ok, so I've got an appointment today with the service department.
Which fluids, exactly, should I ask them to check?
-engine oil (?)
Specifically service or check the diff & tranny.
You may also want to check coolant level
I know cadillac has a service check system where they check everything and mark off that which is good and advise you of what needs to be serviced. It includes brake pad level. Ask them to do that for you
27 Point Inspection is supposed to be done on every single car that comes into the shop.
6.7 qts is the transmission fluid capacity
i finally got a chance to take a look at the 128 point inspection sheet for PDIs and as far as I could tell checking the diff fluid level is not on there
so i would conclude that the diff levels being off would be fault of the factory (not to pass the buck or anything, but that's how i'm seeing it)