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Old 03-11-2004, 03:46 PM   #21
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My change oil indicator on the DIC never lights up in self-test. What does the 94 owner'* manual say about it?
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Old 03-11-2004, 03:51 PM   #22
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Top left indicator is check oil level. Right below it is change oil. But it never lights up.
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Old 03-11-2004, 04:51 PM   #23
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Simple, you never have to change oil

I've got 6 quarts of Mobile downstairs

Guy rang that up and the filter, but missed the filter cap/socket thingy. Woo hoo free oil wrench!
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Old 03-12-2004, 06:19 PM   #24
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my change oil soon light comes on at self test for a few seconds with the rest of the lights, ive never had it come on because i change mine every 3000 kms. All i use is ACDelco filters, and Quaker State Higher milage 10w30. Usually at change time the oil is dark, but not black, i never let it get black.
Anyone else use quaker state..is this a good choice for me at 156,000 miles?
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Old 03-12-2004, 06:28 PM   #25
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My dad always ran Mobil 1 synthetic in my moms old 86 park ave, that car had low miles on it however. People say that there is a parafin build up problem with QS..personally i think that is just lack of maintence..
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Old 03-12-2004, 06:49 PM   #26
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next oil change im gunna take a chance and run some engine flush through it, and then i will try something other than QS just to see if there is any diffrence, if it goes darker quicker then i know its really doing its job, maybe it will help me at cold start up, i notice even with 5w30 in 32 degrees the lifters knock brefiely for a few seconds then go away.
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IAnd I have a set of HD ramps 9000lb rating, and my cars just touch the bottom of the air dam, On the 95 I have actually added a little air to the front tires 35-40 psi just to get it up a little bit.... Now I just drive the car up the ramps, I have marks on the bottom of the air dam from where it just does touch the ramps, but you won't see a single mark unless you get under the car...lol
Meh, when I do PrincessJeanie'* car it rubs real bad. Air dam bends a little bit, but my metal ramps have black paint, so her car doesn't appear to be marked up. (Don't tell her about this )

Now it is time for a few n00bie questions.
What is the DIC?
What do you mean by the "lifters" tapping when you cold start the car? Maybe you can point me in the direction of a website that explains what lifters are.

Thanks a lot
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Meh, when I do PrincessJeanie'* car it rubs real bad. Air dam bends a little bit, but my metal ramps have black paint, so her car doesn't appear to be marked up. (Don't tell her about this )
You scrape my my car!! *And* you bend my air dam!?!?! Oh someone is in *so* much trouble!!

But nah, I love my free oil changes...okay, sorry, you may all get back on topic...
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I just use dinosaur oil and a Fram filter... but it'* changed religously, 3000km pretty much or when it gets dirty, whichever comes first. >.<
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I just use dinosaur oil and a Fram filter... but it'* changed religously, 3000km pretty much or when it gets dirty, whichever comes first. >.<
Don't use the Fram!!! They fall apart VERY bad. I have 2 of their nicer ones the old owner gave me when i bought the car from him. I still have them for a reason.

I bought 6 quarts of Mobil 1 supersyn 10w30 and on PF47, and a filter wrench. The guy missed the oil filter wrench (cap type) so i got it free Fits nice with our HUGE socket wrench we have.

I changed my oil on my own for the first time. Done it before with my dad on old cars, but for $13 for dino oil i couldn't complain. Got the plug out good, but the oil didn't feel like hitting the pan where I had it! Oh well... The floor needed some character. But my car has Synthetic blood now, it idles so smooth. I'll have to make a Mobil 1 only sticker for under the hood like the AMG and Vette'* etc.....
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