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Old 06-10-2015, 01:13 PM
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Particularly with oil life, how accurate is this system?
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I'm not even sure how you would gauge the accuracy of the oil life monitor because it's duty cycle based.
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There is no real "right or wrong" to the oil life. Many people say 7-8k miles, and some still stick with 3k miles. There is a wide range, and it will take a lot longer for it to truly go bad. I just figure that's what my engine and the Mopar engineers say to go by, so I'll just stick to it.
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Yeah I usually just use mileage too, but I had never had a vehicle with this system, and didn't know how it worked. I suppose it is a stretch for it to be sophisticated enough to analyze your oil and give you a true reading.
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It doesn't analyze the oil. It calculates the life span based on things like run time and how it's driven.
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That makes sense. I dont really rely on it, but it's nice to know how it works. I find mine still have much more on the meter, when it comes time to change it, I just didn't know if I was jumping the gun. I'm not taking any chances though!
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It doesn't analyze the oil. It calculates the life span based on things like run time and how it's driven.
What about the coolant temp, oil temp, trans temp sensors? In the dead of winter with it 5 Degrees outside when I start the truck after sitting all night they all three read around 100 degrees. Any ideas?
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They can take a minute or so to update, much like the OAT sensor.
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A good question would be;

If the owner changes the oil (and is documented) per the Monitor and that happens to be every 8k-10k miles and then has engine issues such as failed bearings, will Chrysler give the owner issues if there happened to be sludge built up or excessive wear due to failing oil protection?
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I used to change my oil every 3K, I am doing every 5K now but I won't do 8K especially with how cheap an oil change is.
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