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Old 03-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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oil monitor ????

How does the engine oil life monitor work.
1. Is it from date to date of reset, does it come up in 30, 60, 90, etc.
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2. does it come up after so many miles?
3. does is work by filtration?
Heres my dilema.
I purchased my jeep used and was told that the engine oil was changed. When I bought it I had 18200 miles on it. I now have 20190 miles on it and the change engine oil message came up. I have only driven it back and forth to work, no off roading. Makes me believe the dealership did not change the oil.
I have never owned a vehicle that needed oil changes every 2000 miles.

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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The light will come on 500 miles early just as a reminder that your oil needs to changed soon.

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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Check your owners manual. Not exactly sure of this, but the monitor may need to be reset. I had a Chevy that allowed you to reset the reminder when the oil change was done so that it would come on again in 3,000 miles.
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The light will come on 500 miles early just as a reminder that your oil needs to changed soon.
So is 2500 miles considered the normal with Jeeps for oil changes? My chevy would go 6000 miles before the reminder came on.
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So is 2500 miles considered the normal with Jeeps for oil changes? My chevy would go 6000 miles before the reminder came on.
I'm guessing you have a non-pentastar engine based on the miles on your used Jeep.

The manual recommends that you do not exceed 6,000 miles in between oil changes.

Dealers will still tell you to do it every 3k to get more business out of you....but, if you follow the maintenance schedule that Jeep recommends, you should be good to go!
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You can get the dealer to reset the computer to go on the 6000 mile interval or you can hook up a procal and do it yourself. Mine is on the 3000 mile interval so I just reset it and go again until 6K. I also just keep one tripometer for oil changes.
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You probably got an oil change, they just didn't reset the computer. When I bought my jeep (used) the first thing I did was change all the fluids so I'd know that they all had the correct fluids and the required amount. It also lets you see the condition of the fluids and components.
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You probably got an oil change, they just didn't reset the computer. When I bought my jeep (used) the first thing I did was change all the fluids so I'd know that they all had the correct fluids and the required amount. It also lets you see the condition of the fluids and components.
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You can get the dealer to reset the computer to go on the 6000 mile interval or you can hook up a procal and do it yourself. Mine is on the 3000 mile interval so I just reset it and go again until 6K. I also just keep one tripometer for oil changes.
Ummm......I just bought a procal and theree is no feature to change the oil change interval. Besides, it is duty based, not mileage based. So if a member was driving highway miles everyday the change oil indicator most likely wouldnt come on as soon as if they were doing short trip driving.
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It is still largely mileage based. It is probably set at whatever mileage and then extreme conditions are reduced from it. I just know that on my 09, the warning trips at 2500 miles every time regardless if it is during the 115+ degree summers here (pretty extreme) or the normal 70 degree winters. I guess I was wrong about the procal. I don't own one and just thought it might be an included feature. Oh well.
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The oil change monitor is duty cycle based. It monitors miles, rpm, length of idle....this is going to be different for everyone.

This "feature" is not unique to Jeep
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The oil change monitor is duty cycle based. It monitors miles, rpm, length of idle....this is going to be different for everyone.

This "feature" is not unique to Jeep
Anyone who wants to continue to dispute the above information, please show us the source. The information above is in your owner's manual. Feel free to actually read it.
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cool, thanx everyone.

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