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5hole 07-10-2013 10:38 PM

Oil change light
Oil change light comes on for first time ever. I use synthetic and change it every 5000 miles. So the light kicks on after only 3000 miles. 1500 of those miles included a trip to Colorado, not my normal 18 miles round trip in town to work. Do I change it or go my regular interval?

brandonjansen 07-10-2013 11:52 PM

If the light comes on that early I would definitely recommend checking the dip stick to make sure the level is still up and see what condition the oil is in. If all looks good I would just reset the light and go to your regular interval.

Excoastie 07-11-2013 07:38 AM

They claim that the light is duty based. I don't believe it. Both my current truck and the '08 that I had previously had the light come on every 2500 miles or so.

I agree with bj, just check your oil, and if everything looks fine reset the message and enjoy your day.

Every 5000 is fine, I believe the service interval is closer to 7500, so it never hurts to go a bit less, but the light gets a bit ridiculous...


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