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04-12-2004, 10:19 AM
I have been using Mobil 1 5w 30 in my car and the change oil light came on at 4,500 miles. Do you guys think I am really due for an oil change already with synthedic oil I thought you can go to 6000 correct me if im wrong.

04-12-2004, 10:24 AM
The computer uses an algorithm to calculate the oil change intervals. It takes into account engine RPM, combustion cycles, air temperature etc.... Apparenlty it's fairly accurate.

Check out this thread for more information.....

04-12-2004, 04:45 PM
The Oil Life Monitor does not take into account your Mobil synthetic oil. It is based on ordinary oil.

04-12-2004, 04:58 PM
So if I use synthetic oil I the light does not mean I have to change my oil? I was just wondering why it came on in the first place.