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post #1 of 3 Old 08-02-2018, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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OK, so I can read out the % of oil life remaining. What does this mean? Should I wait until it is near zero or do I change it at a mileage interval (every 5000 miles) regardless of the %? Thanks.
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OK, so I can read out the % of oil life remaining. What does this mean? Should I wait until it is near zero or do I change it at a mileage interval (every 5000 miles) regardless of the %? Thanks.
Be glad that you can read it. Is it an EU trim? In US that option is not visible.

In either case, I would not trust the indicator. Ideally, you should change it when it read zero. But the system is interval plus load based. It can go to zero anything between 10k miles and 3k miles, based on the environmental conditions and how you drive. In my opinion, change the oil at least once a year or very 8-10k miles (which ever comes first). The engine is also known to consume oil, so check your level regularly.
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i always change min @ 5k miles, just a habit

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