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      01-14-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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What should be done on a 30,000 mile service if you had an early oil change?

I brought the car in after doing an early oil change about 4 months ago. The car then said it was time for the usual service at 30,000 miles.
The paperwork only says a Scope was done.
No wipers or any filters were changed. Is this correct? Seems like a waste of my time.
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Maybe everything else was still good or something. Normally they would inspect the wipers, lights, etc... and replace the filters that need to be done. To bad you can't check the computer to see what needed to be done.
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I just wanted to be sure I was due an air and cabin filter change. Is that normally done at 30,000 miles?
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The air filter is every third oil change. I don't want to comment on the cabin filter -- perhaps one of the techs will give us the latest on that.
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48k on the clock and my cabin filter has never been changed. strange thing is that according to my i-drive, it still has 60k more to go.......... yeah, right...
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48k on the clock and my cabin filter has never been changed. strange thing is that according to my i-drive, it still has 60k more to go.......... yeah, right...
I was not going to comment on this because all I have is a single page from the TIS.

However.... it appears to me that the cabin filter is now supposed to be changed with each oil change, and this is the reason that it has been removed from the CBS.

I might be wrong. Hopefully someone with regular access to the TIS will give us the correct info.
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Thanks for the posts.
So the 30,000 mile is just an oil change and maybe a cabin filter?
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I just had mine in for service yesterday. I had a oil change and filter at 15000 and they changed the cabin filter then. My service light came on again at 23000 and they did the brake flush, wiper blades and the cabin filter again. I did my own oil change at 22000. I asked the service manager when he thought my oil change was do again and he said according to the key bob on the computer it will be dew in 8000 miles. If the car reads the oil break down it should be in 15000. This doesn't compute who is lieing
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I just had mine in for service yesterday. I had a oil change and filter at 15000 and they changed the cabin filter then. My service light came on again at 23000 and they did the brake flush, wiper blades and the cabin filter again. I did my own oil change at 22000. I asked the service manager when he thought my oil change was do again and he said according to the key bob on the computer it will be dew in 8000 miles. If the car reads the oil break down it should be in 15000. This doesn't compute who is lieing
No one is lying. The system's ability to detect a problem with oil quantity is very limited, and that is not what the CBS normally tracks. There is not a sophisticated lab in the oil pan that is analyzing the oil.

Doing an oil change between the ones the CBS calls for does not change the countdown. Or to put it another way, the fresh oil is not recognized by the CBS. It is not that smart.
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