30% left and you've got 2,000 miles to go? Do the oil change after. It's mainly highway miles. You'll be fine.
When you go through the 'reset' procedure, (oil life displayed, pressing and holding the reset button) once the MM enters into the reset mode (where you'd have to release and then re-hold the button to get the oil life to reset to 100%) the system will also display a Main Code (A or B) and sub-code(s) if a maintenance item was being recommended.My question is on resetting the Maintenance Reminder. If I reset it early....
Thanks everyone. John, how long should I wait to go to synthetic and why?Is this your first oil change at 4500 miles? If so you may want to not run a synthetic oil yet.
Old wives tale.Is this your first oil change at 4500 miles? If so you may want to not run a synthetic oil yet.
Thanks everyone. John, how long should I wait to go to synthetic and why?
Thanks again guys! I think I am going to wait it out and change it when I get back. This way, I'll have about 7000+ miles.
Thats EXACTLY what I did, and for the same EXACT reason. You have to put at least 7500 on regular oil for everything to seat correctly. After that, you can go synthetic. I have done this with my 90 Eclipse GSX, which I ran Castrol Full Synthetic in after 10K miles, my 96 Civix, and my 01 Acura CL Type S. I NEVER had an oil leak, and all those cars I drove past 120K miles. I use Mobile 1 in the E because the guy that changes my oil just switched. As long as its synthetic, Im happy.You are OK to change it now, just use a non-synthetic. I changed mine to a non-synthetic Castrol at 5,000 and then went Mobile 1 synthetic at 10,000
I wish you the best of luck. Keep us posted.I just did my oil change and switch to Mobil 1 Extended Performance. i'm going to try to run it for 15k miles before i change oil again...
...and completely uneccessary and wasteful with today's oils. All my Used Oil Analysis guidance after testing my M1 is to continue to 12000 mile intervals.Oil changes every 5000 are less $ than engine repair.
So why do you use clean water to wash your hands? I mean dirty water probably would pass a test too! and of course you use soap...so? Sure old oil works but clean oil works better and keeps the engine cleaner. A good filter $5.00 and five quarts of the best oil $25.00 + 30 minutes of time = peace of mind. to do this every 5000 miles is less than 1 cent per mile. I would not call that wasteful as a matter of fact it cheap protection for a 25k vehicle! How much do you spend having you oil tested? what about half the cost of an oil change? Then when something does show up it's to late....and completely uneccessary and wasteful with today's oils. All my Used Oil Analysis guidance after testing my M1 is to continue to 12000 mile intervals.
Well Mark,Well, Buckskin, it's like this.... Your little parallel is flawed. Soap and water wash away dirt. Oil lubricates and keeps impurities in suspension. As long as the oil is doing its job, its worth keeping doing thus. Lab tests confirm its doing its job. (That's from a mechanical engineering standpoint.) Anything less than that is a waste. How about $0.004 per miles, and not throwing perfectly good oil into the system? It matters not how much I spend on having my oil tested, it is a hobby and I am confident that my oil is working properly. It also helps predict large problems in the future.
Sorry but soap puts impurities in suspension as well, why do you think they call the additives in oil detergent??? remember oil's job is to also keep your engine clean (soap aka detergent) and cool, dirty oil does a substantially worse job at both of these even if it "lubricates". And if I'm using true synthetic oil then I'm not using any Dino oil so no gain there. So is your filter plugged and bypassing @ 12,000 miles? I bet you don't know. I don't know of many filters that will last 12,000 miles so it's probably bypassing? Most guys I know who run extended oil changes have very complex aftermarket filter setup's for that very reason. Spend your money on a lab if you like. but do a test. Send 2 samples from the same oil change to the same lab and see if you get the same results. A friend and myself did that very thing on his diesel pickup, one test said "normal" the other said "extreme limits" on some metals. A very well known lab. I put good oil in every 5k you go ahead and put your faith in a lab and a oil filter that is beyond capacity and we will see who's runs longer. And I stand corrected less than 1/2 cent per mile for a 5k oil change.