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Old 02-07-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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I just changed my oil a few weeks (400 miles) ago and put in some Mobil 1 synthetic. On my way to lunch today my change oil light came on.... should I be concerned about this? The old oil was pretty thick and black but I had drained it all out. Should I just drain and add more oil and not worry about it? And will the change oil light go off automatically? Thanks
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Oh dear God!
There are a ton of threads on here about resetting your oil light, or read your manual. You have nothing to worry about.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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Hahah I suppose I should have just waited until I got home instead of rushing to my phones browser... I haven't had the light come on before, that's all .....I'm retarded
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Hahah I suppose I should have just waited until I got home instead of rushing to my phones browser... I haven't had the light come on before, that's all .....I'm retarded
No worries! The site is precisely for these retard......I mean "special" moments of greatness!
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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You have to manually reset it when you change your oil. New to the vette or just rarely drive it? Turn the key on, but don't start it. Within 5 seconds push and release the eng/met button twice, then hold the gauges button in until the change oil message quits flashinng (about 10 flashes).
ps - Hope you changed the blinker fluid.

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ps - Hope you changed the blinker fluid.
Damn, I always forget to tell them that
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:01 PM   #7
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Hahah I suppose I should have just waited until I got home instead of rushing to my phones browser... I haven't had the light come on before, that's all .....I'm retarded
You are anything but retarded !! remember one thing Corvettes are ours, they are born and breed in the USA no were else. To anybody else they are a foreign Sports Car.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #8
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Yes I'm fairly new to the vette and I seriously love the thing. It just seemed strange to me that the change oil light would come on AFTER I had just recently changed my oil. Guess i'll have to go pick up a few quarts of blinker fluid next
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:07 PM   #9
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It just seemed strange to me that the change oil light would come on AFTER I had just recently changed my oil.
There really isn't any kind of oil testing device on these cars.

It's all calculated by the computer, using a formula based on oil temperature and engine revolutions.
You have to manually reset this oil life monitor every time you change the oil, otherwise the light will come on when you don't expect it.

Brand new 2011 GM cars are not any different, and you have to reset the monitor after an oil change.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:58 PM   #10
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what filter did you use?
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"Rubrication Master 1000" by China-Bright.... Five-pak for $2.99 at Harbor Freight. One out of five chance of not blowing off at 70 MPH.....
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"Rubrication Master 1000" by China-Bright.... Five-pak for $2.99 at Harbor Freight. One out of five chance of not blowing off at 70 MPH.....
Hahah, nahhh i used an AC Delco filter. No fram for me. Me no rikey a-chineee product. The Delco's are probably made in China anyways actually, is anything NOT made there?
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These guys love to screw with noobs -- don't pay any attention to that "blinker fluid" nonsense. The blinkers are vacuum-operated. Just check the vacuum hoses and you'll be all right.
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Corvettes are the exception, but they are still GM products and GM does some weird stuff.
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Corvettes are the exception, but they are still GM products and GM does some weird stuff.
Huh?? WTH??
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My standard answer....RTFM.
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These guys love to screw with noobs -- don't pay any attention to that "blinker fluid" nonsense. The blinkers are vacuum-operated. Just check the vacuum hoses and you'll be all right.
Also, be sure to lube the muffler bearings.
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Ohhhhh so the blinkers are vacuum operated, I was under the impression that there were small gnomes inside the bulbs that created flashing lights with their magical wands..... thanks for clearing that up

And I think he was referring to the fact that Corvettes are not Chinese made (for now)
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huh?? Wth??
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Huh?? WTH??


Exception to what? Please explain what you mean.
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