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.
Negative, Rusty. If it keeps going down that means you are driving it, and therefore, using the oil.
Note to Vincent - it is possible to see it actually go UP! I've seen it happen on my N/A after spirited driving on the side roads and then driving "easy miles" on the highway. It didn't go up MUCH but it did actually increase a few percent.
As Soup and John stated, the computer algorithm is based upon heat, rpm, speed, etc. If you're being hard on the oil the $ will decrease faster. If you're driving easy (highway) miles, it goes down slower.
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%.
Yes, the owners manual says to manually reset the oil gauge, but the text of the thread posts never stated it.
Some lazy people may skip the manual and just do what is stated in the posts.
So, I was trying to be helpful. >
wow,I learned somethen....again..now I wonder if I will remember it next week or next year...more than likely not on any day after today. cancer, chemicals, radiation and mri's are real mind blowers..... long term is there, but short term...a good place to park. Keep all the good info flowing!!!
You have to reset oil life with steering whell go to oil life after oil change then go to oil life and hold in the arrow button in car will reset. Just have key clicked 1 time dont start. Good luck had same problem had to figure out.
I was told that when I bought the car. I am pretty sure that they replaced it and called it a day.
My reasoning is that I have a constant Change Oil on the DIC. I have changed the oil and tried to reset the system to reflect that.
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I don't now if there is a thread like this, nor do i really care. if there is then take this as me loving the #$%^ out of this car. if not let's make it Official with little updates here and there to know what fun we had with our cars on the current day.
^ This is my 2008 Pontiac Solstice...