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Old 07-03-2015, 12:39 PM
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06 3.0Si Oil Level and Reset

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I just changed my oil w/6.9qts and when I checked the level it looks to be low (please see pix) is it low or is that normal? Could it bee that I did not add enough oil???

If I reset the oil check (unsure on how to do that) would the oil level read correctly?

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Old 07-03-2015, 01:16 PM
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That would be an indication you're oil is low, but how much is the question. The OM recommends you wait until it's down a quart. The bars will be all the way to the left and 1.0 will show in the lower left hand corner. I suspect that's due to the accuracy of the oil level sensor and it not having the resolution to tell you're down a fraction of a quart accurately.
Resetting the service interval won't change the oil level reading.

If you're positive you put in 6.9 quarts, I'd leave it for now, and drive it a bit and see if it doesn't adjust to the correct level. If you overfill you'll get an extra bar to the left of the display, and then you're screwed because there's no good way to remove the extra since there's no dipstick.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:50 PM
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Thanks,

After resetting the oil service and letting the car sit for awhile I took it for a drive to warm it up and checked it again. Its now back to the top where it should be. Could it be that the service interval was not reset properly?

Another question while pushing either the trip meter or the oil check button and holding it for awhile with the key in the accy position somthing popped up. Sorry I do not remember what it said but the more you pushed the buttion the number came up fron 1 to 10??
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The drive and letting it warm up did the trick. There's no connection between the service interval counter which is counting odometer distance and the oil level sensor.

WRT the 1-10 count, you use those two buttons to set the time on the clock. Did you accidentally get into that function.
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Yes it was the clock I got into, phew I was sweating bullets for a few.

Thanks all and Happy 4Th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The drive and letting it warm up did the trick. There's no connection between the service interval counter which is counting odometer distance and the oil level sensor.

WRT the 1-10 count, you use those two buttons to set the time on the clock. Did you accidentally get into that function.
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