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Thread: Oil life

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    Oil life

    Monitor is at 7% today. And it's -7f outside. Might wait till next week.


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    Re: Oil life

    It's not really that critical that you change the oil when it reaches 0%.
    The oil life monitor only estimates the time until the next oil change is due. It doesn't really monitor oil quality.
    I've found it to be quite conservative, in fact.

    Wait until it is convenient and don't worry if it hits 0 before you change the oil.

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    There's a 100% safety margin.

    The system does not monitor quality, but it's much more than a timer.

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    I change mine around 50%, but I baby my car.

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    Sweet. I reset it to 100%.

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    Re: Oil life

    Change the oil/filter at your earliest convenience, then reset the OLM to 100%. Not that it makes a hill of beans ...... there's quite a writeup on the OLM way up in the Cadillac Technical Archive.

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    Re: Oil life

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    There's a 100% safety margin.
    Wait til it warms up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93DevilleUSMC
    I change mine around 50%, but I baby my car.
    That's not babying it.

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    Re: Oil life

    Change the oil when u have a chance, but I would not drive it much after it hits %0.

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    Might borrow kids propane torpedo heater. I had a kerosene version yrs ago. Melted neighbors plastic grille with it. Oops. Hvac temp says 43f in garage. Cool.
    Last edited by stoveguyy; 01-04-14 at 09:08 AM.

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    Ok, used 5-30 oil.
    Last edited by stoveguyy; 01-08-14 at 10:42 AM.


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