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      08-22-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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120 Miles past Red Maintanence indicator

My car needs to be serviced and the logo is already red past 120 miles. The problem is that i cannot get it serviced until thursday because i am going to be very busy this week. driving about 50 miles a day, will i be okay until thursday? of course I should avoid high revs and letting the engine warm up before taking it past 3000rpm if i ever have to.

What should i do?
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      08-22-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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It ain't gonna break just because a service is due. Don't seat it and drive normally. The service is just routine mainenace and going over isn't a big deal.
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Like you mentioned, drive her normally and not hard. You'll be fine but you should top off your oil until you can bring it in.
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      08-22-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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its just a light for you to go to the dealer and they can tell you what they should fix, drive it normally how u would drive it. I just hit 60,000 service and just reset it
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I drove 1200 miles past, I was fine.
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I drove 1200 miles past, I was fine.
Lol, I guess i got nothing to worry about. Thanks for all your replies
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Like you mentioned, drive her normally and not hard. You'll be fine but you should top off your oil until you can bring it in.
Bad advice. Owners manual is clear that you should not add oil until the indicator shows low not because you are overdue for an oil change. Adding oil runs the risk of overfilling which is not a good thing for an engine.
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^my oil is about two levels below Topped off. That doesnt sound like a bad idea. but either way im not going to add oil when im going to get it changed for free this week
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no biggie. if you were 1000's over that would be different
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You should be okay until Thursday and you do not need to top off oil until you get the low oil indicator.
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Bad advice. Owners manual is clear that you should not add oil until the indicator shows low not because you are overdue for an oil change. Adding oil runs the risk of overfilling which is not a good thing for an engine.
It's implied you don't add oil if you're not running low.
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Actually you have until next Monday to service or you car may explode.
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