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Old 09-27-2013, 08:57 AM
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Just had my 1st oil change at the dealer . Oil life gauge was at 50 % --- can not find information on how to reset back to 100 percent . Can any one help ??
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Just had my 1st oil change at the dealer . Oil life gauge was at 50 % --- can not find information on how to reset back to 100 percent . Can any one help ??

Easy to do, turn your ignition on without starting the motor and push the accelerator pedal to the floor 3-times in succession and your done.
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Just like it says in the User's Manual....

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Thanks could not seem to find it in my owners manual . Must be old age ! Again thanks for the info .
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If the dealer did it, why didn't they reset it.
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If the dealer did it, why didn't they reset it.
Probably forgot, easy to do... change oil and move on to the next.
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Should I change oil every 5000 km's, or 3000 miles for the americans, or should I go off the Oil Life Monitoring system?
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The monitering system is supposed to take into account the way you drive and adjust accordingly but I don't know if it actually works...
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Should I change oil every 5000 km's, or 3000 miles for the americans, or should I go off the Oil Life Monitoring system?
We just had this debate in another thread but I'll recap

If you read through the manual it doesn't really stipulate (other than not going over 10k without a change) what the frequency should be. Talking with my dealership at my last oil change a couple of weeks ago the service writer said follow the truck monitoring system as it takes into account all the factors like idle time, drive time, towing...you get the idea.
I'm an ex-mechanic and I still run by the dated rules of every 5000km on fossil oil and every 10k on synthetic. However with todays advances in motor oil the old 5 and 10 are actually outdated and overkill.
So I guess the simplified answer is to follow the on board monitoring system but never go over 10k without changing the oil.
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