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Originally Posted by solanog
Supposedly when the Oil change indicator light lights up you should change your oil, o.k.
My question is how bad is the oil at this point, does this light comes on after certain kilometers or after certain time (weeks, months)? What really makes it light up?
My father's X5 had an oil change about 3500miles ago and now the oil light is on. It was reseted when the change was done. Isn't to short time? It is using Mobil 1 0w 40 supposedly LL01 which is what the car needs according to the manual. It's a 3.0diesel X5.
Originally Posted by dvmotorsports
I'm thinking that the oil light was on originally. The new light I would believe is the inspection light. How many miles? I have never seen an oil light come back on that fast. It's usually 12,000K miles (21,xxx km) up to 20,000 miles (36,xxx km). "M" cars may be different.
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