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post #31 of 57 Old 06-10-2015, 07:02 PM
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Hi,
That was quite awhile ago, Here are the results of the oil tests to date.
The first test was at 9250 miles
The TBN number was 2.0 must be greater than 1.0 like to keep it above a 1.6 as personal preference
The second test was 2.4 with 9,800 miles on the oil and 38,211 on the engine
I currently have nearly 66,00 miles on the engine and will do another sample with Blackstone Laboratories this coming fall


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post #32 of 57 Old 08-19-2015, 12:52 PM
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"Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Change Engine Oil” message will
display in the EVIC display. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
upon your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the MODE button. To reset the oil change indicator
system (after performing the scheduled maintenance),
refer to the following procedure.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (do not
start the engine).
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure."
Got that message last night, couldn't get rid of it, even if I tried 10 times the procedure. The last oil change was 2,000 miles ago, but the "change oil" message was not reset, so I guess it was still counting from the previous oil change, approximately 10,000 miles ago.

Went to the dealer at The Dalles, nice people, quick service. The technician reset the signal in no time. It seams I was pushing on the pedal too slow, you got to push it quick and release it more slowly.

Other than that, life is good in The Gorge!
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Does anyone find the oil change indicator reliable??

I ask because I got my promaster new and drove it till I had 3,550 miles on it then I did the first oil change. I then went on a cross country 5,900 miles trip and did the oil change when I returned. Now I am only 2,600 miles into the new oil and the oil change indicator light is on? So my total miles are 12,142 with 2 oil changes on it. I don't drive a lot and most of the miles are highway when I do.

I think it's too early, so either they didnt reset it at 9,539 miles or... I did check the oil and it isn't black or even look that dirty.

Any ideas?
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Mine usually comes on at about 9k miles and I change it then and reset the warning light at the same time. No problems just put the key in the on position and hit the gas pedal 3 times fast, NOT slow then turn the key back off.

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The fatal flaw with this oil indicator is not being able to view remaining life. When remaining life is visible, you can tell it's been reset.

As it is now, you have no idea oil change guy reset it, so you can't trust it.

We'd be better off resetting it ourselves after each oil change. Unfortunately I keep forgetting to do this.
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If you have someone else change your oil, then reset it as soon as you get it back or as quickly as you remember.
When I have it done by somebody, I always check the dipstick before I pull away from the place. Reset it yourself again too just for good measure.
Also.. see if they wrote the new milage on the windshield sticker. Check that too. If there is none there, make one out of blue painters tape. Good luck
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Mileage to Oil change

Mode button left of steering column, key on and engine off. I have a diesel and it list 10000 miles to go and I have 8500 on the odometer. The flaw is that it is different than what you are use to.
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The fatal flaw with this oil indicator is not being able to view remaining life. When remaining life is visible, you can tell it's been reset.

As it is now, you have no idea oil change guy reset it, so you can't trust it.

We'd be better off resetting it ourselves after each oil change. Unfortunately I keep forgetting to do this.

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Mode button left of steering column, key on and engine off. I have a diesel and it list 10000 miles to go and I have 8500 on the odometer. The flaw is that it is different than what you are use to.
I have the gasser and just went over 10XXX miles.
When I hit Mode button Key ON engine OFF, <service> says 69321 miles....
Does that mean that I re-set the oil change counter at 6,932.1 miles??
I screwed up and never wrote it down, figuring that Id change it again when the message appeared.
ps, it never did appear (change oil) when I changed it. I waited and waited, then finally chickened out and did it, but I believe I waited till after 5K..
Thoughts?? What does this service number mean?
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JimBob can't help you with yours but here's a pic of mine.
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JimBob can't help you with yours but here's a pic of mine.
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And yours is a diesel?

Mine is gas and it looks like your picture only substitute the word service for oil.
Now your number? Meaning? When it was re-set last?
How much life left? Next change?
hmmmmmmm
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