A few comments:
Originally Posted by S.A.M.2010
- Your BMW does not have sensors that test the quality of the oil per se, it simply measures the amount of fuel used since the last reset of the OLM system (Oil Life Monitor), and infers the condition of the oil from that.
- My understanding is that the Chrysler OLM is not quite so sophisticated and it really errs on the side of caution.
- FWIW, it is my bet that your dealer didn't reset the OLM system in your van when you brought it in for the 2,900 mile oil change and that's why its recommending the change now.
Sold: 1998 DGC Sport 3.8 (Final odo: 178,000 miles)
Sold: 1998 Chrysler T&C LXi 3.8 (Final odo: 190,000 miles)
Sold: 2003 DGC ES 3.8 (Final odo: 172,000 miles)
1999 Chrysler T&C Limited 3.8 (Current odo: 194,000+ miles)
2001 Honda Accord EX-L V6 (4-Speed automatic)
2012 VW GTI (6-Speed manual)