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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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15000 mile oil vs oil monitor computer


How would you handle this. I have the 2.4 engine with 54000 miles. I have been using Mobile 1 5w-30 ful syn regular since I got the car with 23,000 miles. I put on about 8000 miles a year and just oil changed with mobile 1 15000 mile 5w-30 full synthetic. Can I reset the oil computer twice before I change it or ignore the computer and just change it once a year? I think I read where the oil computer is based on conventional oil. Mobile says 15000 mile guaranteed between oil changes or once a year.

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Personally, I would use conventional oil and go by the OLM.

If you insist on using long-life synthetics, then I would go twice according to the OLM or once a year, whichever comes first.
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I've been using Mobile 1 extended performance and still following my dash oil life. Though I'll leave it at 0 for a while sometimes. But every oil change the oil never came out black, looked dirty but not pig nasty
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