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I found this while going through all the gauges and was wondering what its based off of and if its accurate at all?

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Its a estimation by the PCM. It's based on things like key cycles, mileage, usage, idle times, etc. I don't use it as point of reference. I stick with 6 or 5,000 miles no matter what.
 

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Its a estimation by the PCM. It's based on things like key cycles, mileage, usage, idle times, etc. I don't use it as point of reference. I stick with 6 or 5,000 miles no matter what.
Thanks. I reset my trip when I do oil changes and was coming close to time to change it but somehow it got reset and now I'm not sure when I needed to change it. The gauge said I still had 42% on the oil life so I wasn't really sure how accurate it is.
 

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Thanks. I reset my trip when I do oil changes and was coming close to time to change it but somehow it got reset and now I'm not sure when I needed to change it. The gauge said I still had 42% on the oil life so I wasn't really sure how accurate it is.
Yeah I don't trust it.
 

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I found this while going through all the gauges and was wondering what its based off of and if its accurate at all?

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I know this was a few days ago, but oil life gauges in most cars are just usually for those who do a "relaxed, non-picky" way of maintaining cars. Like "oh my oil life is done better change oil" instead of doing it on a specific mileage cycle. I'll stick to 5-7000 miles.

When that tells you to change it, it needs changed asap because it's probably 8-10,000 miles. Which is arguably still fine, but not nearly as careful as I choose to be.
 

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Thanks. I reset my trip when I do oil changes and was coming close to time to change it but somehow it got reset and now I'm not sure when I needed to change it. The gauge said I still had 42% on the oil life so I wasn't really sure how accurate it is.
Kind of off subject, but you can reset your oil life monitor by pushing the start button without the clutch so the car comes on but does not start, push and hold brake and accelerator pedals down at the same time. Message will come on in the instrument panel display showing reset progress and completion. I had mine tell me I needed to change the oil just after I changed it myself for the 2nd time at 10,000 miles.
 
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