My DIC shriveled up and died
Uh oh! I'm starting to doubt my decision to buy a Pontiackk.
I drove home from work Thursday night and my DIC was working fine. I left the GTO in the garage for the long weekend and took off to Boston in the Denali Friday morning.
On Tuesday morning I started up the GTO for the drive to work and noticed that the center screen of the DIC was blank. I stopped the engine and then restarted. My DIC was still lifeless. I can't imagine what caused it to stop working. All it did was sit for four days.
Remembering some comments on this site, I disconnected the battery for a few minutes and then reconnected. Nothing. Still a dead DIC. The left and right modules are working fine but the center screen is blank. Anybody else encounted this feature on an 05?
Also, I checked the oil. With 4,500 miles on the engine, it was 1.5 qts low on oil. No idiot lights. No leaks as far as I can tell. I'm used to engines going 5,000 miles with no detectable oil use as my Denali does and my Volvo did.
If this sucker is using 1.5 qts of synthetic between changes when it's 2 months old, I don't think I'll stick around for 100,000 miles of frustration with GM. The GTO has it's first service appointment Saturday. We'll see what Mr. Goodwrench has to say.
Oh well, back to the imports.