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How does an oil life monitor work?

Different types of oil life monitors What determines oil life? Oil life degrades through many factors. Here are the most important ones: Motor Oil temperature Determines Oil Life Studies show that oil temperature is the single most important factor in determining motor oil life. When oil reaches engine operating temperature, it’s hot enough to evaporate water and contaminates that reduce oil life. Cold starts and short trips prevent motor oil from reaching that critical temperature. Cold starts Determine Oil Life When you start a cold engine, the computer commands a … Read More

GM Oil Life Monitor — How it Works

How does the GM oil life monitor work? The oil life monitor doesn’t use a sensor to determine oil condition People think that the oil life monitor system relies on some type of sensor that detects oil condition. There is no such sensor. Instead, the system tracks your actual driving habits and uses an antilogarithm to determine how your driving affects oil life. GM Oil Life Monitor was introduced in 2007 The monitoring system  was first introduced in 2007. It tracked engine usage and told you change oil in as … Read More

Reset oil light Ford Lincoln Mercury vehicles

How to Reset oil light Ford Lincoln Mercury vehicles For model years 2008 and newer 1. Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting en¬gine). 2. Press and release the SELECT/RESET stem to display “OIL LIFE XXX% HOLD RESET = NEW.” 3. Press and hold the SELECT/RESET stem for two seconds and release to reset the oil life to 100%. 4. Turn the ignition off, and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

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