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Old 07-31-2015, 08:00 AM   #1
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Oil life reset

Had my oil change done about 3-4 months ago, reseted the oil life after it was changed and it's still at 100%since. Is something wrong?


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Sounds like it. I changed my oil 2 months ago and I am at 70% already.
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yep, mine miscounted 1x. change when you feel it's due according to your habits.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:25 AM   #4
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Yea I never rely on that life % either. It's fun to check it. But I go by how "Red Mustang" said. XD
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Oil life reset

I'm going to reset it again and see if it does anything. I'll just go by the time and do another oil change


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another ting...it will not count time when battery is disconnected. It shouldn't reset but for those who store in winter disconnecting the battery will mess with time based changes.
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Plus it depends on how much you drive the car.

I think the % is based just on driving time.

If you use synthetic oil the % is off anyways.

Just follow you owners manual.
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mileage/time and habits (ie short drives = bad) that being said we all know no one else s recommendation on how/when/what for oil change is correct. This includes Ford
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I just change my oil whenever I feel the time is right (within reason). For instance, if I track (which I am doing this month), then I will change the oil around 3 months. I will also probably change it again shortly after the AM trip because that will put on an easy 3400-3600 miles on my car. (all those miles in one week, nose dive in value lol)
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I use my oil life meter but also reset my secondary trip meter to monitor the intervals. I use full synthetic and go 10k between changes but most of my driving is interstate


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At 6k miles a year mine gets done each spring. The reminder will also count down time as well as mileage and will get to zero after 12 months regardless of mileage.


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OP, can you reset the counter to 75% and see if it starts counting down normally?
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I bought the maintenance agreement on my car. I currently get my oil changes based on the date. I think it is every 3 months. It took me a little over a year to put 5,000 miles on my car. When I had my Firebird I used oil life thing just as a final reminder that I forgot to get my oil changed. I only put 3,000 miles a year on that car and ran synthetic oil, so changes were few and far between. But I normally had it done long before that thing told me to.

My point being, get your oil changed more regularly than that thing tells you to. Just use it as a wake up call that you forgot to get your last change done. Hopefully it will tell you to get it done before it is too late.
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