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rusty813

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well heres what happen my car had a loose battery connection and the electricity disconnected causing the car to use power. so now its time for oil change which passed 3000 miles and the oil light hasnt come on so i am guessing the when the power loss occured it reseted the oil history, i have an eddie bauer edition so i got the buttons under radio, just need instructions how to reset after the oil change is done...thanks
 



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well heres what happen my car had a loose battery connection and the electricity disconnected causing the car to use power. so now its time for oil change which passed 3000 miles and the oil light hasnt come on so i am guessing the when the power loss occured it reseted the oil history, i have an eddie bauer edition so i got the buttons under radio, just need instructions how to reset after the oil change is done...thanks

I have an 05 with the message center so to reset I have to do this. Press set-up, keep pressing until you come to the oil life one. Then press and hold the reset button. Keep holding the reset button until you get the message saying oil life reset. Then you're set. Hope this helps
 






hey thanks alot i figure it out when i picked up the car it was pretty easy, i had 36% oil life left, i guess firestone wrote the mileage wrong on sticker
 






You're supposed to change it at 5000 miles if I'm not mistaken...the car shop just wants your money. And it doesn't reset when you disconnect the battery.
 






You're supposed to change it at 5000 miles if I'm not mistaken...the car shop just wants your money. And it doesn't reset when you disconnect the battery.

I do oil changes every 3000 miles and do a synthetic blend. :) I like to baby my engine
 






I do oil changes every 3000 miles and do a synthetic blend. :) I like to baby my engine

Not saying you're doing something wrong, but you're really just wasting money. My mom's Expedition gets its oil changed every 5000 miles with regular oil and now it has 310,x.. miles on it and still going.

And they're designing cars to go longer on oil changes these days anyway. But it is your choice.
 






how do I reset my oil life to 100% in my 2011 explorer
 












LOL well good thing i looked at this thread it just reminded me that i forgot to do this when i did my oil change last weekend lol.
this is my first car/truck with it so never had to do it int he past .

BTW im using Full Synthetic and a high quality filter and changing it every 3K on the dot. Iv seen what a motor with 150K+ miles on it looks like after doing this and it as spotless inside like a new motor.
 






LOL well good thing i looked at this thread it just reminded me that i forgot to do this when i did my oil change last weekend lol.
this is my first car/truck with it so never had to do it int he past .

BTW im using Full Synthetic and a high quality filter and changing it every 3K on the dot. Iv seen what a motor with 150K+ miles on it looks like after doing this and it as spotless inside like a new motor.

But it's designed for 5,000 miles and it could probably go even longer without a problem. But it's up to you, I just think it's a waste of oil and money.
 






Yes those are not real world numbers, those are tested in a lab with "normal" driving habits. Im pretty sure most people on this forum are above normal in the driving habits as in off road allot, or go WOT allot and have performance mods done to there motors.

All those things throw off the 5,000 miles. The only real way to test to see if your, engine, your driving style, your environment is ok for 5,000 miles or more on a oil change is to send you oil in for testing by getting an oil analysis.
That will tell you how much life is left on you oil and other problems your engine may or may not have.
My brother uses blackstone-labs

Also i drive my vehicles to way over 200K mark so every little thing i can do to make it run better, last longer and get better MPG ill do.

far as cost.

Say you spend $45 on you oil change. at 5,000 miles thats $0.009 cents a mile
Now at 3,000 miles its $0.015 cents a mile
so thats only $0.006 cents a mile more. Yes thats less the a penny :D

Ill spend that to make my engine last long and more.

Also i have seen the inside of a engine that was changed every 3,000 miles on the dot for over 150,000 miles and it looked new inside. :eek:
 






All I have to say is that my dad changes his oil every ~10,000 miles in his 2000 Tundra. He is a landscaper and has a trailer on at least half of the time. He's got more than 240,000 miles on it and it's still running strong. My mom's 2000 Expedition had over 315,000 miles on it when she sold it. She changed the oil every 5,000 miles even though the manual said 3,000. So in my experience the numbers stated by the manufacturer are seemingly conservative. But like I said, if you prefer to change it earlier than recommended then that's fine.
 






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