Originally Posted by CaptJon
This brings up another criminally insane question about oil changes. Once a year oil changes are outside the change schedule when it says "whichever comes first"
Copied from my Owners Manual.
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s oil if it has been six months since your last oil change, even if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months, which- ever comes first.
The reality is they have written a "one size fits all" manual. But if you want to have fun, even better is the question....
If 6 months time is really as important as 8k miles, then why not put in the 2 lines of computer code to store the time/date stamp of the oil change? I mean.. you have to reset the computer when you change it so it knows the time/date. Thats one of the most common most basic structures of programming. Yet they program complex equations to monitor time/load/miles and 10 other variables to come up with a milage alert.
If you changed the oil fresh, and you have it sitting not running...lets say for sale.. do you need to change the oil after 6 months.
Just havin fun.