Just got oil changed cause my oil life % keeps going down now at 69% what is it supposed to be? And why does it keep going down? Is it safe to dive at that %? Thank you for all your help.
TS is correct, but I have oil test results that show "safe" operation right down to 0%. I generally change at 10% or 12 months, and lately 12 months comes first.OK, sorry, but REALLY?
Have you read your manual?
Sigh. The oil life monitor (OLM) is reset to 100% when you change your oil. It then calculates the percentage of oil life remaining as you drive your car - based on a quite complex algorithm.
In theory you are supposed to replace the oil before you hit 0%, but I suggest 30% to be safe.
As TS stated, the reading should be reset to 100% right after the change, then it will decrease approximately 15% per thousand miles under ideal conditions, more if you are doing things that are bad for the oil.No problem driving it at 69%. If percentage keeps going down, they forgot to reset it.
Negative, Rusty. If it keeps going down that means you are driving it, and therefore, using the oil.No problem driving it at 69%. If percentage keeps going down, they forgot to reset it.
NOW, if you truly were at 69%, that means you've used 31% of your oil's life, assuming you haven't changed the oil. If you reset it at 69% left, that means when you get to 31% remaining on the oil life monitor, you're at 0%.Got it turn key no start hold arrow and info on wheel then hold info untill it resets bingo.
you do not say what kind of car you have.I'm Old School. I change mine based on mileage. Started at 3,000 miles. After a couple of changes and inspecting the oil, moved that to every 5,000 miles.
I wouldn't go any higher than that - and may even bump it back down to 3K as she gets more miles on the clock.
During my last oil change, and with 82K on the odometer, I added some Lucas Oil Treatment.
She's running great! Now I just have to get that inside passenger door handle repaired...
Don't mean to hi-jack the thread but 0W20 changed every 10,000miles is correct for your Camry.Sirwim, I have an NA 2.4 and use Castrol gtx conventional. I've used Castrol in every vehicle I've ever owned and feel safe with it.
But using what brand of oil is like what tire to use. Many are good and everyone has an opinion as to which is best.
Unless a vehicle I own calls for a specific brand (hasn't so far), Castrol is my go to.
I did just buy a Camry for the wife that calls for zero weight, and I'm going to have to check further into that.
Must be an older car because 10000 is way too often for a modern car.When I first heard that 10,000 miles, I went... what!?! But was assured that was correct.
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