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Old 06-03-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
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as this is my first bonnie with a oil life system i was wondering.....
when will the DIC tell me to change my oil.it starts off with 100% and im now at the 3000 mi mark and reads 29% I do plan on getting it changed today at the dealer for free.
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That sounds about right, change it when the DIC reads between 20-30%...yer right on track
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I never let mine get below 25 %, however, last time I flashed the bios in the PCM I got a DIC message that said "CHANGE OIL NOW!". So eventually it will yell at you
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I never let mine get below 25 %, however, last time I flashed the bios in the PCM I got a DIC message that said "CHANGE OIL NOW!". So eventually it will yell at you
When I swapped my pcm out the same thing happened, I dont much pay attention to it for oil changes but nice to look at once in a while.
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I wonder when the DIC begins to flash. When I first got my Bonne it was at 6% and flashing. Needless to say I changed the oil right away. Still, I wonder when it is supposed to come on...
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I wonder when the DIC begins to flash. When I first got my Bonne it was at 6% and flashing. Needless to say I changed the oil right away. Still, I wonder when it is supposed to come on...
Exerpt from page 2-92, 2001 Owners Manual: When the oil life index is less than 10%, an ENGINE OIL CHANGE SOON message will be displayed and the oil life display will show OIL LIFE CHANGE.
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Thanks.... I should've looked it up.

Just a general question to any here. Is 10% too low, or should it be changed before then.

Also, since I use Mobile one synthetic, can I rely on that indicator or will it(oil) last longer?

Thanks!
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Thanks.... I should've looked it up.

Just a general question to any here. Is 10% too low, or should it be changed before then.

Also, since I use Mobile one synthetic, can I rely on that indicator or will it(oil) last longer?

Thanks!
No problem Kev, it was a pleasure to look it up. I usually just go by mileage intervals (3500-4000)for oil changes, I really don't pay much attention to the DIC in regard to oil changes. Synthetic oil usually goes on a greater intervals with regard to mileage, doesn't it?
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I've been changing my M1 every 5-6k miles. I heard others go more and less on that.
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I never let mine get below 25 %, however, last time I flashed the bios in the PCM I got a DIC message that said "CHANGE OIL NOW!". So eventually it will yell at you
When I swapped my pcm out the same thing happened, I dont much pay attention to it for oil changes but nice to look at once in a while.
When I swapped my pcm, my old oil life was 29% and went up to 56% That was the only weird thing during my PCM swap.
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