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Old 08-20-2016, 04:49 PM   #11
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The oil calculations in the newer cars seems to be much better than the older systems. I've been told they calculate based on RPM, engine temp, exterior temp, and a number of other factors. My SS Camaro went around 10K miles on 8.5 qts. of synthetic and never had any issues after 81,000 miles. My Corvette gets about the same on 10.5 qts of synthetic. I just had the motor apart for a cam / heads / bottom end job at 75,000 miles and there wasn't any sign of abnormal wear (and I drive it hard). So, I'd just let the light come on and change it then.

I don't know exactly how true it is, but I've also heard that the newer trucks with a tow mode will change the calculations when towing to account for the increased load.
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Old 08-20-2016, 04:54 PM   #12
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There are times when one can not change the oil when the time arrives as being told by a computer. Best advice change at your earliest convenience. Your not going to hurt anything as long as your using good quality grade oils. Later RJD
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:35 PM   #13
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Just do a reset now, stick to your 3-5K schedule and then remember to reset it each time you change your oil and it will never go on again.


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Old 08-21-2016, 09:47 AM   #14
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Just do a reset now, stick to your 3-5K schedule and then remember to reset it each time you change your oil and it will never go on again.


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Personally, I would stick to your schedule and not worry about it. Just reset it and change the oil on your own calcs.


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Old 08-21-2016, 10:20 AM   #15
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On my 2012 Ram 6.7 diesel it comes on at 7500 mile intervals period. Doesn't matter what happens in between.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:57 AM   #16
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Thanks, everyone. I'm just going to reset it and change it after 3000 miles. I just can't imagine that it really needs it at this point.
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Did you have a lot of time idling? Excessive idling will dump tiny bits of fuel into the oil. The oil monitor computer will account for this.

In the owners manual it states that if extended idling time, then switch to severe service schedule.

Hope that helps
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Thanks, everyone. I'm just going to reset it and change it after 3000 miles. I just can't imagine that it really needs it at this point.
I agree, do that. I expect it was not on in July and you failed to reset it.
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