Search for our previous arguements on the subject. It just depends how much faith you put in the oil, and the oil monitor. I'll tell ya, I'm at 6,500 miles, and it still has not come on...louballs said:Alright, so its been about 3000 miles since I bought my car. I was told that a Saturn Dealership changed the oil right before I bought it. Should I change the oil now at 3k or should I wait for the oil monitor to tell me when? Should I trust that thing??
It doesnt affect it if you change the oil and not reset it. Following the light people go between 4500 and ive seen as high as 8900 miles before the light came on. I change every 3000.jpapa said:sp00ner, if you've changed your oil already and at 6500, that could have an effect on the monitor. I was thinking about this, and if one of the things the monitor measures is the time it takes the oil to heat up to a certain temperature, then putting the new oil that's less broken down will heavily effect this temperature measurement. This could be the reason that it takes so long for the light to come on with the people that have changed their oil once or twice or more could be affecting the light to stop from coming on for a longer period.