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03-15-2005, 03:26 PM
ok wtf the oil light came on today and i only went like 2300 miles and this is the second time it has happened, around the same miles. i'm wondering if the sensor is bad or my automatic start has something to do with it? i think i may go up to the dealer and see whats going on.

03-15-2005, 03:56 PM
It may come on sooner than 3K miles do to driving conditions.

03-15-2005, 04:55 PM
Lots of short trips, huh? It'll come on fairly accurately to when you need to change the oil. Its not a sensor, there isn't a system that actually monitors the condition of the oil, its based on a few factors that the computer keeps track of, such as cold starts, temperature, rpms, etc. Short trips will bring the light on much sooner than highway miles. I usually get 5000 miles before mine comes on, but thats all highway, so thats why. The 4-banger seems to throw the light sooner than the v6... not sure which motor you've got.

03-15-2005, 05:30 PM
i have the 4 cylinder, i barely drive the thing hard seriously. its gotta be the short trips.

03-15-2005, 06:20 PM
maybe it wasnt reset from your last oil change

03-15-2005, 06:32 PM
naw i reset it, cause last time it came on as well and then i turned it off, i'll drive prob 100 more miles this week and then change it this weekend. I don't mind it because i do it on my own, but its just weird. I put the best oil you can buy Mobile 1 5w-30

03-15-2005, 06:42 PM
mine did that once to me... i smelled the oil (it smelled really funny) changed the oil and started buying gas at another station and it hasnt happend since

03-15-2005, 07:38 PM
mine came on for the first time last oil change for the first time.. my oil had like 8500K on it lol

03-15-2005, 07:51 PM