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March 24th I changed my oil with Castrol Syntec 0w-30. I am now 1,500 miles into this oil change when my "Engine service oil" display pops up every time I start my car.

I first checked the dipstick and it read low oil. I then put 1 qt of 5w-20 in the car. The dipstick read the right amount of oil for operation, but still the light came on. The car then took 3 more qt's of oil with the same read on the dipstick...?

This doesnt sound usual to me, but does anyone have an idea of what's going on?

The castrol syntec 0w-30 was recommended by a fellow goat owner off a previous thread, and the 5w-20 was an idea to thicken the oil a little more.

Any insight or knowledge would be great to hear!
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Are you sure its not the change oil notice? Did you reset it when you changed the oil? If you did this and you are still getting the message, try unhooking the negative battery terminal cable for a few minutes then re-secure it. Hopefully by re-flashing the OBC the light will stay off.

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Turn the ignition to the "On" position without starting car.
Press the gas pedal to the floor 3 times within 5 seconds. It must be pressed ALL the way to the floor ALL 3 times.
Then wait 5-10 seconds. The Change Oil Soon light should blink then go out. If not, turn the car off and go through the steps again.
I lifted this from another site. I did it and it worked.
PS. 5W-30 oil like recommended by the FACTORY not some Joe Blow might be a step in the right direction.
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Thanks Chilliwhigger! i'll try that shortly

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Haha it worked on the first try. Thanks again man

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So, is your oil 3-4 quarts overfull now?? Or is it consuming that much oil??
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The super light weight is possibly why the light keeps coming on. If im not mistaken it doesnt come on by time so much as wear.
as far as adding 3 quarts and not overfilling, you should have immediate puddles of oil all over your driveway. double check it.

i suggest 5w-30 Mobil 1. or Royal Purple if you got the cash. also i always have added 1qt of Lucas Oil Stabilizer (synthetic if cash permits) that stuff is awesome. keeps noisy lifters quiet and so much more. i ran a bottle in my camaro and still running strong at 240,000 miles.


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So, is your oil 3-4 quarts overfull now?? Or is it consuming that much oil??
right, screw the light, what's adding all this oil deal?. 5-30 syntheic is best all around choice.
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I think I know alittle bit about oil. What is the purpose of going with 0w-30? Most of the engine ware occurs at engine start up. So why go with an oil thats thin at start up when you don't live in Alaska or North Dakota??



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right, screw the light, what's adding all this oil deal?. 5-30 syntheic is best all around choice.
Disagree with screw the light. The oil warning light just don't come on to inconvenience you its warning you. Ignore the light or disregard it and it will cost you. However if its just the time to change me light, he's already fixed it. For me personally, I don't like seeing any kind of light on the cluster.

As far as that much oil consumption... it needs addressed BAD.

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