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04-05-2004, 11:35 AM
Oil light is on and i had the oil changed at 40,200 miles, now i have 42,700 and the light came on. Doesnt seem like its time. I had the lower intake gasket fixed a few months ago so im pretty sure im not burning oil.

Second question
i had synthetic, not sure what the guy put in on my 40,500 mile oil change, but lets say it was synthetic. can i switch back to regular?

04-05-2004, 12:00 PM
If you use synthetic, just ignore the light an go to 5000-6000 km change intervals (whatever that works out to in miles).

I started doing this long ago, I just reset the light for kicks.

I find that the intervals are really short in the winter, less than 6000km, and really long in the summer ~12000km. I said shag that and change worry free every 5-6000 kms!!!

04-05-2004, 04:02 PM
You have to reset the light when ever you change your oil . The reset button is in the drivers side fuse box panel .

04-05-2004, 04:07 PM
When i change my oil i just go by my miles or months (3K mile or 3 months). I run mobil1 fully synthetic. If the light goes on i know it is false, i keep perfect records of my liqiud changes so i always know when it is time.

04-05-2004, 04:33 PM
On synthetic oil you can go upto 6k on mobil 1 and if u want to go back to reg. oil u can but u will not get the befit of using synthetic oil, and u will have to chage it at 3k.

I run either mobil1 or aimsoil and a AC delco 52 oil filter.

04-05-2004, 05:35 PM
Alright thanks...So the light is false, or inaccurate?

04-05-2004, 05:43 PM
40,200 miles, now i have 42,700

the light goes off every 3k, thats... what its supposed to do... and it did...

04-05-2004, 06:13 PM
In the manual it go's off about 7500 mile.... at least my will ....

04-06-2004, 09:44 AM