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Cadillac SRX Second Generation Forum - 2010+ Discussion, 2012 3.6l oil requirements in Cadillac SRX Forums; Originally Posted by NotMine Don't wish to confuse the issue and start a "war". You know everyone has an opinion, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotMine View Post
    Don't wish to confuse the issue and start a "war". You know everyone has an opinion, and the thread could go off in another direction.
    Start a new thread with your findings. I have thought about using oil analysis but one of those million things I've never gotten around to doing!

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    There's quite a few members here who have had oil analysis done. All of them seem to report that the oil life monitor is very accurate (as it should be) and has a good safety factor built in (as it is claimed to have been designed). As for further depth of analysis that gets a bit too esoteric for the average person but is definitely interesting to many.
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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    I've always wanted to see oil anyalysis results. The only thing is, you would have to drive essentially the exact same, and take the samples at the same relational time in order to get results that could compare.
    (for example, I could do lots of stop and go city driving for the first oil change, and then lots of highway driving for the second oil change, and they will have drastically different results) Unless you sampled multiple times throughout your driving conditions, then just getting results by getting lots of sampled numbers and going for the average...
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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    I think the major benefit to samples is to see over time if anything is changing with how your engine is running and wearing

    one sample might be able to tell you some good info
    but over time how the sample data is changing will tell a much better story
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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    Agree with Chris above.

    As an issue..... An oil analysis (actually several over a period of time) with continually escalating values, provided evidence to the dealer and ultimately GM that I had the infamous Dexcool/manifold problem on a 2001 Impala V-6. They repaired the car for free and just out of warranty (although I started my complaint while the warranty was still in effect).

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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    Manual In Brief pg1-23
    Performance and Maintenance
    the engine oil life system calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and displays the Change Engine Oil Soon message when it is time to change the engine oil and filter. the engine oil life system should be reset to 100% only following an oil change

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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    that being said "no dip sticking for me"

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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    i don't follow ... are you saying that because the owners manual talks about "oil life" and the oil life monitor that you won't check the "oil level" with the dipstick?
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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by ladypro View Post
    that being said "no dip sticking for me"
    Hey that's no problem but I would definitely have your significant other or a friend check your oil level from time to time to make sure everything is OK.

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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by ladypro View Post
    that being said "no dip sticking for me"
    At least have someone check it when adding washer fluid or any other time hood is open.

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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    If you dont check the oil level and the engine burns up your on the hook for $4 to 6 grand in a new engine. Its your money not mine. Read your owners manual on how to check the oil.

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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    I did read it and it states "the Change Engine Oil Soon" message when it is time to change the engine oil and filter I have no worries my oil was changed in January and I've only put a 1000 mi. on the car since. i'm thinking I will only need one once a year unless the message pops up!

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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by ladypro View Post
    I did read it and it states "the Change Engine Oil Soon" message when it is time to change the engine oil and filter I have no worries my oil was changed in January and I've only put a 1000 mi. on the car since. i'm thinking I will only need one once a year unless the message pops up!
    Unless Cadillac goes the way of BMW and removes the dipstick altogether, checking the oil is quick and a must. Doing this at least once a month is a good idea. As others have stated, the Driver Information Center is not necessarily going to let you know that the oil LEVEL is low. If any engine damage results from a low level of oil, it will deemed the owner's responsibility and not covered by any warranty. With the interval between oil changes being so long, it's definitely a good idea to get in the habit of checking that dipstick periodically.

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    Re: 2012 3.6l oil requirements

    so you guys are saying it doesn't matter how many miles you drive, check it anyway. ok I checked and it is full guess my read out is working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladypro View Post
    so you guys are saying it doesn't matter how many miles you drive, check it anyway. ok I checked and it is full guess my read out is working.
    The monitor in your information center does not monitor oil level. It monitors oil quality. An engine in theory is not supposed to use oil. You change oil because it gets dirty and loses its lubricating properties over time. This is the monitor that gradually goes down from 100% down to 0%.

    Some vehicles, but apparently not the SRX, will also monitor oil level. Some engines can use oil before it is time to change it. What we are saying is you could be a quart or more low but not be due for an oil change. The oil life monitor we have would not know this. That is why it is important to check it periodically.

    As far as running the oil too low and causing damage, that would be at the discretion of GM whether or not to honor a warranty. The manual does state there should be an oil level sensor but Chris is pretty sure it does not. Also, even if it did, sensors can fail, hence the need for a dipstick.

    It was good you checked and try to check again in 1,000 miles to see if you use any oil.

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