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Old 02-19-2010, 12:23 PM
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Ahhh... and also it's determined by environmental conditions (hot, cold, dusty, etc...), amount and loads towed (like how often and how heavy), stop and go vs. all highway driving, and others.
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my truck weighs 6,300 pounds with me in it, on a normal day. on longer runs i may add another 200 pounds. i have yet to use my 2nd gas tank, which holds another 30 gallons

southern california doesn't really get cold temperatures & almost every mile has been highway driving, but, we do get rush hour traffic

the truck only has 15,000 miles on it & i have had it for a year this month

i guess my oil changes are going to be longer apart from this point on, next service it will be time to change the differential fluid as recommended
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my truck weighs 6,300 pounds with me in it, on a normal day. on longer runs i may add another 200 pounds. i have yet to use my 2nd gas tank, which holds another 30 gallons

southern california doesn't really get cold temperatures & almost every mile has been highway driving, but, we do get rush hour traffic

the truck only has 15,000 miles on it & i have had it for a year this month

i guess my oil changes are going to be longer apart from this point on, next service it will be time to change the differential fluid as recommended
Im getting to 15000 miles soon when should I drain my differential fluid?
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Im getting to 15000 miles soon when should I drain my differential fluid?
Owners manual recomends 25k if I am not mistaken
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This will be the second change .... first one was at 4500 km. My truck has about the easiest life a truck can want ... I'm light on the throttle, put good gas in it and use a block heater.

Damn, if I got out and pushed once in a while it couldn't get any easier !!!!
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Im getting to 15000 miles soon when should I drain my differential fluid?
The manual for your truck says to inspect it at 18k and change it if you do a lot of towing/hauling. Personally, I recommend every 30k as part of the 30k service.
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My Caddy has a similar system on it . It factors in a number of things like Randy spoke of .
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I agree with Randy. My service advisor told me similar things. He said it doesn't actually look at the condition of the oil but it factors in things like how you run the engine, if you take a lot of short trips, if you idle the truck when you first start it, and other things related to how you run the engine.
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Rammerson is right. There is two different scheduals. Schedual A and Schedual B. I don't know which one is which but one is due at 5000Km/3000Mi, and the other one is due at 10,000Km/6000Mi. The one schedual is for towing, cold climates, long idle, ect. The other schedual is for extremely light use, and I mean extremely light. It doesn't take much at all to put it into the heavy use Schedual. Now that being said the computer does the calculation and looks at what conditions it has been through and put's itself into either schedual. For what ever reason your truck has put itself into the heavy use schedual. The oil change reminder light will always come on a far ways in advance too. They program it so it comes on a few hundread Km/Mi before it's due to take into account laziness and busy scheduals.
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If memory serves, '08 was the last year for Schedule A and Schedule B services. They are now combined, presumably because the majority falls under severe service.
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