: Oil changes...



8ball
11-16-05, 06:35 AM
I wanted to know what does everyone usually do for oil changes. Do you wait for the message for oil change to come up or do you just change it every 3,000? I would do a search but I'm at work and really don't have time and by the time I get home I'm too lazy to get online. :D

hcvone
11-16-05, 07:35 AM
I change my oil and filter every 5000 miles, I use Amsoil synthetic oils and change them myself. :)

Boombotz
11-16-05, 08:55 AM
I take mine to the dealer and have it changed every 3,000 miles.

brett79
11-16-05, 09:12 AM
I just took mine to the dealer and had an oil change, but I have a question. You know how you can go through the settings on the dash and it gives an Oil %? Well usually when I get mine back from the dealer after an oil change it always says 100%. Well this time it still reads like 42%, which is what it said when I brought it in. Do you think they didn't fill it up or what? Should I bring it back in, or not worry about that?

hcvone
11-16-05, 09:46 AM
They probably just did not reset the oil funtion, you can do this by calling up the oil funtion on the DIC, then hold the reset for 5 seconds and it will read 100%

wht2000
11-16-05, 09:49 AM
I pull mine up on the ramps and change my own every 5000...Valvoline synthetic and Fram filter...takes me 15 minutes.

slk230mb
11-16-05, 09:56 AM
I take it to the dealership for an oil change every 3-4k miles.

brett79
11-16-05, 10:02 AM
They probably just did not reset the oil funtion, you can do this by calling up the oil funtion on the DIC, then hold the reset for 5 seconds and it will read 100%

So it's not an accurate read? Just a setting?

hcvone
11-16-05, 11:03 AM
So it's not an accurate read? Just a setting?

That is correct. :)

8ball
11-16-05, 11:59 AM
Thanks for all the input!

mja
11-16-05, 02:09 PM
I just started using Amsoil Do I have to change the oil filter on every oil change. Someone told me 2 oil changes to 1 filter change. Sounds strange to me.

hcvone
11-16-05, 03:23 PM
I change my filter every change at 5k miles, you can safely go much longer on both oil and filter, but I only go 5k.

Rolex
11-16-05, 06:57 PM
I use Mobil 1 synthetic and have the dealer change it every 5k.