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Old 06-21-2002, 07:43 PM   #1
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oil light help

My car is at 10XXX miles right now and the first check up and oil change isn't supposed to be until 15k miles I think. My problem is that the little yellow oil lamp right next to the high beam light comes on randomly. For the past month or two, it has been coming on and off. Does this mean my oil needs to be changed before my 15k is up? I know some of you change your oil every 3k miles but I kinda don't care to change it that often. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-21-2002, 09:06 PM   #2
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Have you checked your oil level?
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Old 06-21-2002, 09:29 PM   #3
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nope

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Have you checked your oil level?
I never actually remembered to check the dipstick. I should do that tonight if I dont forget. Thanks. duh
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:36 PM   #4
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if the oil light is on

even if the service mile is not met yet, you should still go to your dealer to do oil service since your engine need that oil to run. I did mine at 13000 miles insted of 15K.
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Old 06-22-2002, 01:39 AM   #5
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Same thing has been happening to me recently too and so I went to the owner's manual
if that engine oil light only comes on after u turn off the car (after some driving), that means ur engine oil is starting to run low and you should take it to the dealer to add some oil
if that engine oil light comes on DURING driving, it means the engine oil is at it's absolute minimum and u should not drive more than 30 miles or soemthing unless u add engine oil
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