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    How to reset the"change oil" message

    I cant get the dic to pop up and ive tried pressi.g the gas pedal three times and it didnt work

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    Re: How to reset the"change oil" message

    You might want to update your profile with what year and model you are talking about.

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    Re: How to reset the"change oil" message

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny-G View Post
    I cant get the dic to pop up and ive tried pressi.g the gas pedal three times and it didnt work
    Update your profile with your car, year, model and your approximate location. We don't know if you have a Jaguar or a Jeep !

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    Re: How to reset the"change oil" message

    '00 DHS? Scroll through the DIC display readouts until OLM percentage is displayed. Then hold in the reset button until it reads 100%.

    You can also reset it by displaying OLM percentage with the key on, engine off, and then pressing the accelerator down 3 times.

    When you're done, read your owners manual, twice. .

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    Re: How to reset the"change oil" message

    and change ur oil, u should never let it get to the point were it tells u to change it, i change mine when,s there,s still 60% left, around 3k,s worth of driving, i dont understand why people go by that thing and let there oil go for 8k or more

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    Re: How to reset the"change oil" message

    Quote Originally Posted by houg View Post
    and change ur oil, u should never let it get to the point were it tells u to change it, i change mine when,s there,s still 60% left, around 3k,s worth of driving, i dont understand why people go by that thing and let there oil go for 8k or more
    3,000 mile oil changes are dinosaurs. With today's oils and their additive packages you can safely (with large margin) use the OLM in your particular Cadilllac model. You might want to study the OLM article in the Cadillac Technical Archive up ^^^ in the top black bar. Your oil change practice is throwing away money. Your 2002 Deville will easily go 10,000 miles between oil/filter changes using a name brand oil in the viscosity range recommended for your engine - 5W-30 or you can use 10W-30 in warm climates (owner's manual).

    This is not your car/engine, but.......... because of two trucks I drive the STS about 6,000 - 8,000 miles per year. My engine gets close to 5,000 miles to the quart of oil. Sooooo.......... I change the oil/filter once a year, in March. What drains out is clear dark amber color. And I frequently run the car hard and fast. The OLM is usually at 45% - 55% even at the year's end - so I never get close to the "Change Oil" message but use the GM "once a year or 12,500 miles, whichever occurs first" recommendation in the owner's manual.
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    And if you don't believe ^^that^^, send your oil in for analysis next time you change it at 60%. The results will surprise you.

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    Re: How to reset the"change oil" message

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    3,000 mile oil changes are dinosaurs. With today's oils and their additive packages you can safely (with large margin) use the OLM in your particular Cadilllac model. You might want to study the OLM article in the Cadillac Technical Archive up ^^^ in the top black bar. Your oil change practice is throwing away money. Your 2002 Deville will easily go 10,000 miles between oil/filter changes using a name brand oil in the viscosity range recommended for your engine - 5W-30 or you can use 10W-30 in warm climates (owner's manual).

    This is not your car/engine, but.......... because of two trucks I drive the STS about 6,000 - 8,000 miles per year. My engine gets close to 5,000 miles to the quart of oil. Sooooo.......... I change the oil/filter once a year, in March. What drains out is clear dark amber color. And I frequently run the car hard and fast. The OLM is usually at 45% - 55% even at the year's end - so I never get close to the "Change Oil" message but use the GM "once a year or 12,500 miles, whichever occurs first" recommendation in the owner's manual.
    and thats with synthetic too, its cheap insurance, especially when i get the oil at no cost to me, filters are free too

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    Re: How to reset the"change oil" message

    Quote Originally Posted by houg View Post
    and change ur oil, u should never let it get to the point were it tells u to change it, i change mine when,s there,s still 60% left, around 3k,s worth of driving, i dont understand why people go by that thing and let there oil go for 8k or more
    I dont understand why the general public is brainwashed into thinking a car requires an oil change at 3 K's, do you think the oil companies are trying to sell more oil?, what a waste, I dont go cheap when it comes to preventative maintenance, buy every 3 K is not needed.

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    Re: How to reset the"change oil" message

    Quote Originally Posted by houg View Post
    and thats with synthetic too, its cheap insurance, especially when i get the oil at no cost to me, filters are free too
    That has absolutely no relation to your opinion and practice stated in Post #5.

    Because several of us in the marine business buy oil and fluids in large bulk, and it's quite a bit cheaper that way, still does NOT mean we waste oil and dump it down the drain unnecessarily.

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