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Old 04-18-2019, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2019 Equinox with 800 miles on it. It has the 4 cylinder turbo engine in it. Th oil life shows 58% life left. Basically used for normal local driving. Is this oil life reading normal ?
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i don't think so doesn't sound right
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Dealership told me oil life meter goes by time not mileage. Car is 5 months old with the 800 miles on it.
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I have a 2019 Equinox with 800 miles on it. It has the 4 cylinder turbo engine in it. Th oil life shows 58% life left. Basically used for normal local driving. Is this oil life reading normal ?
Has it been sitting for more then 3 months or you just not driving it alot within the 3 months.

I believe they have the warning setup to every 3 months, even if you are not driving it. I never really understood why they have a time limit set, but I wouldn't worry about it. I would really just rest the oil meter and keep driving it till I hit the 3000 or 5000 miles.
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Originally Posted by BHB View Post
Dealership told me oil life meter goes by time not mileage. Car is 5 months old with the 800 miles on it.
Could be on some. I know my 2015 Silverado 2500 OLM is not related to time. The last two years, I changed the oil once a year since I didn't put more than about 3000 miles on it in a year. The OLM still showed roughly 55% at 13 months since the last oil change.

Just got a 2017 Nox, so will see how that plays out.
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