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Oil change indicator coming on too soon?

My change oil indicator just popped up again just after 2500 miles. The oil looks brand new on the dipstick and is synthetic Mobil 1. Should I just ignore it or go ahead and do another change? I just have 5500 miles on the truck since new in May. Is it just set in the computer to say change oil every 2500 miles? Its just wierd, I dont think I should be on my third oil change with 5500 miles on the rig.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:20 AM
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Re: Oil change indicator coming on too soon?

I would not do an oil change I would call the dealer and ask them why its doing it. I just had my first one done at 1500 miles. I have now 3000 miles I will let you know if mine comes on early. Dealer said expect to get 6500 to 7000 miles out of the oil change.
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Re: Oil change indicator coming on too soon?

Well no its not set how many miles it will pop on after its computer regulated, it pops on according to your driving habits and what not. I had my first one pop on at about 3000 km (2000 miles or so) and then again at 9500km (5800 miles). The first one was to get the factory oil out which popped up real quick, the second one seems like a normal oil change at 5500 miles. I'm not at 16000km (10000 miles) and it hasn't popped on and I don't expect it to for a couple thousand more.
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Re: Oil change indicator coming on too soon?

I thought the same. My first was around 2000 miles and the second around 5500 miles but the third was at about 11k miles. I now have 12k on it and drive pretty much the same each month. I think it's more frequent in the beginning and that's probably a good thing. I expect to go at least another 5k before my next change.
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Re: Oil change indicator coming on too soon?

i had the same problem the indicator went first time at 2000 miles and the second one 4200 miles after the second change i talked to the technician and he said it might be because of the heat and my driving habits

anyway he did a check and everything is ok and he suggested that 500 to 1000 miles after the indicator pops up isnt a big deal
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Re: Oil change indicator coming on too soon?

I have 2400 miles on mine, no oil change indicator yet.
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