OK, just picked up the 07, and it has this new oil life indicator
dohickey. Talking to the salesman, he says my old 2004 with the
10,000 mile standard service claim to an oil change, might have been
I'm going to guess that the algorithm for the oil life is some
combination of milage, revolutions, time, and maybe RPM (or engine
heat - or just how smart can the computer really be!?) Does anybody
know? The owner's manual appears not to say.
Nor does it suggest about what the miles will come out. So, if I just
drive this thing like a creampuff, most miles at 65mph on the freeway,
at 20mph on the same freeway (!), anybody have a guess
when the bell will ring? Does the dohickey do anything different for
Inquiring minds want to know wtf I'm driving around now!
I guess I'll know by about next Easter ...