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Oil light is on. Only 8000 miles on car. Uses synthetic oil. Do I need to do anything? How to make the light go away?

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Time to change oil i would think, depends on how many miles the "oil change light" is set up to come on at.

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What happens when you use regular oil instead of synthetic oil in 2007 dodge ram v6


nothing
synthetic oil is good but it has the same problem as ordinary oil
the additives in the oil are all used up and no longer do what they are there for
neutralizing acidity from combustion
keeping moisture in suspension,retaining tensile strength in the oil film and a host of other additives used to promote longer engine life
regular oil is cheaper so more regular oil changes can be afforded( every 5000 miles )
forget the myth that oil doesn't have to be changed for 12 months or 20000 miles
oil is the most vital component in an engine so changing often is for longer engine life
as a point of interest , when you pull into a shop for a service the oil you will get is ordinary engine oil because if synthetic oil was used , you would scream at the bill and not go back there unless you specifically ask for synthetic oil
simple economics and business sense
more costly than anywhere else = no business

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Blue smoke means burning oil. Black smoke means running too rich (too much fuel in the air/fuel mix). If it is blue smoke:
If it blows blue smoke only shortly after starting, it means oil is leaking into the cylinders from above, through the valves. This us typical of older engines, and can be repaired without removing the engine from the truck (although it is still expensive). A 2008 should not have this kind of problem.
If it blows blue smoke all the time, it is bad piston rings or scored cylinder walls. Oil is leaking from below up into the cylinders. This is bad news - any solution will require removing the engine from the truck and complete disassembly (i.e. a rebuild). No engine oil treatment will make it go away, regardless of what the label says.
It is very, very rare in modern engines for a well maintained vehicle with less than 100K miles to need a rebuild. Damage such as this usually comes from not changing oil AND the oil filter often enough. 3-4000 miles for conventional oil or 6-8000 miles for synthetics. If using synthetic, be sure to get a high quality filter designed to be effective for the synthetic oil change interval.

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I need to know what kind of oil a 1988 jeep comanche uses?


If you have no engine leaks, you can run a 10w 30 or 20w 40 oil in your engine. I use full synthetics in all mine and add lucas engine additive as well. If you have leaks it gets expensive to use synthetics.
Always use a good quality filter ...that is the key to keeping your oil doing it's job. Change intervals should be 3,000 miles with conventional oil and 5,000 using synthetic.

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What type of oil do you recommend and what size oil filter does it take?


Use SAE 5w30 oil. I recommend Pennzoil but all major brands are good. You can use Synthetic or Conventional oil. If you use conventional oil change the oil/filter every 5,000 miles. If you use Synthetic change it every 8,000 miles. Anyplace that sells oil filters can tell you the correct filter. On your Pontiac I recommend you use an AC/Delco filter. Purolator, Wix, and Bosch are also excellent filters. The 4 cylinder uses a AC/Delco PF47 filter. The V6 uses a AC/Delco PF457G.

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Some people change oil at 3000 miles,most people don't really care or keep track
I would say 3 times a year,if you drive less than 10,000 per year
4 times a year ,up to 20,000 miles per year driven
Use at least semi or full synthetic oil

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Okay, you should have synthetic oil running in your vehicle. And, if you still do, sticking with a 5W-30 Synthetic Brand is just fine. It is one of the advantages of running a synthetic oil over the old school 10W-30 petrolium oil.

You don't need anything special for having over 100,000 miles. Just keep up with your oil changes.

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I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox but no owners manual. There is a light on the dashboard that comes on that show a picture of a car with what looks like a tool in the center. Can anyone tell me what this...


I believe that would be your "maintenance due" light. Most GM vehicles as of 2005 or so have a program built in to the vehicles computer that will let you know when it is time for your normal service to be performed. It measures this by how many times the vehicle is started, how long it is run for, etc. Sometimes it will come on after 3000 miles, sometimes 5000 miles and sometimes more. GM says that once the light comes on, they recommend you have an oil and filter change and any other necessary work done within 500 miles of the light illuminating. On average the light will come on about every 5000 miles but it can go to 8000 miles. I would suggest no matter what that the oil and filter be changed every 8000 miles at most with regular and not synthetic oil. You can always do the service sooner than that. Transaxles should be serviced at 30,000 miles or less on front and all wheel drive models on the Equinox. Please rate me on this answer.

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The oil change pre set is 5000 miles is this correct


Yes it is. On your newer vehicles the factory has set your oil change light to come on at 5k, due to the technology in semi synthetic oils. Mazda uses a semi senthetic oil from the factory. I still recommend changing your oil every 3k. You may also consult your owners manual for the recommended service interval and adhere to it. As long as you adhere to manufacturer recommendations and keep your oil change reciepts, you should be ok if anything were to happen.

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