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07-07-2005, 09:14 PM
well as some of you know the last 2 times before this i got the oil light at 2300 and today i just got it at 1500 miles. Tomorrow i'm going to call the dealer and a local shop and get the oil light checked out and i need to get transmission fluid change and also coolant flush. I'm hoping this is not something going wrong with my engine. I'm hoping it is the sensor. Do you think it is caused by me idling my car to warm it up before i drive it? I'll be happy I guess tomorrow when I change it, but I need to get the trans done, I have 37500 miles and then the coolant needs done bad too. This oil thing is just ****ING me off. I put the best oil you can buy in this car and have since we bought it. The only time the oil was different was when it came from the dealer. Mobile 1 5W30. :(

07-08-2005, 09:33 AM
I called the dealer and it said 87 bucks for the diagnostic on the change oil light which sucks ass ;/

I just got done changing it and I don't know why its coming on so early. Is it because I idle my car before I drive it most of the time? Is it adding to the revolutions?

07-08-2005, 09:35 AM
ignore it and change it by yur mileage on yur own....keep a log

07-08-2005, 10:02 AM
Dont even worry about it. Do what Kdawg207 said. My oil light has been on forever.

07-08-2005, 10:04 AM
I havne't seen the oil light come on in over a year. Then again, the dealer probably reset the oil light when they changed the coolant and oil for my LIM gasket repair.

07-08-2005, 10:08 AM
how long do you let it idle before driving the car on average?

07-08-2005, 12:33 PM
it looked pretty black this time though, thats why it was weird.

eh - Roughly 3-7 probably... I used to do it before I went to school lately I haven't, but I barely jump on it and I won't until it's passed 140 degrees.

I keep the log already and I will continue too

07-08-2005, 01:15 PM
Its all about how many heat cycles and cold starts. Its not simply based on revolutions, I can usually get over 6000 miles before I see mine, but I tend to make longer trips. Lots of short trips = oil change light coming on soon.