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      08-19-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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Do I need to do Oil Change or Not

Hi... My Oil change light is kinda ON and OFF. However I checked the service info in Dashboard and it shows 9000 miles. So I am kinda confused if I need to do an oil change right now or not.

The oil change sign lights up when the temp is too hot...

Appreciate any advise.
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      08-19-2013, 02:39 AM   #2
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Hi... My Oil change light is kinda ON and OFF. However I checked the service info in Dashboard and it shows 9000 miles. So I am kinda confused if I need to do an oil change right now or not.

The oil change sign lights up when the temp is too hot...

Appreciate any advise.
OSU? As in Oregon State?
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      08-19-2013, 03:13 AM   #3
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Is it the oil change light, or the oil level light. Check the oil level (manual), and add 1/2 quart if low.
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OSU as in Oklahoma State..Sorry
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Thanks floydarogers. I guess it is Oild chnage light. Do we have 2 different lights.
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Thanks floydarogers. I guess it is Oild chnage light. Do we have 2 different lights.
There are at least three separate indicators for problems with the oil (low, really low - red, and something else that escapes me.) They are all indicators that show up. However, the oil change is a service indicator, and you have to go through the check sequence to discover that it's due.

If you have a yellow oil-can, you need to add oil, if it's a red oil can STOP DRIVING. I suspect that you have a yellow oil can and need to add oil, not that you need to change oil. The oil can doesn't illuminate for oil change intervals AFAIK.
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Thanks floydarogers
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      08-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #8
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No not the OSU .vs. OSU debate. I think Oaklahoma needs the change its name and colors.

I bleed Oregon state Orange!!!! Go beavers!!!

Lol. I got caught on this in the Midwest once too!
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