[V6-12v] Service indicator warning

Tom Christiansen tomchr at ee.washington.edu
Wed Sep 28 13:10:01 EDT 2005

At 05:54 AM 9/28/2005, Lt.Kubosh wrote:
>I have different numbers.
>OEL - 15000km (~9000miles) (at most) oil change.
>others are not 1n 1 and 1n 2 but:
>In. 1 = (Inspection 1) every 1year and each 30000km (~18500miles)
>In. 2 = (Inspection 2) every 2 years (regardless of mileage)
>There are some tables what to do when each inspection appears.
>Maybe oil change intervall is different in America because of different oils
>quality (shorter, because oils for US. engines are different)

I think it has to do with the oil filter. As far as I understand it, 
there are some environmental regulations in Europe making it quite 
expensive to discard oil filters. Thus, you see many of the EU cars 
with long life oil filters (the ones by Mahle for example).

I've seen long life oil advertised on TV. Don't know what the 
difference between that and normal oil would be. Maybe the viscosity 
changes less over time or something for the long life stuff...


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