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#3221101 - 12/18/13 09:38 PM 2006 Avalon OLM accuracy?
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 4030
Loc: Iowa
Hi, I have to do an oil change on a 2006 Avalon 3.5 and was wondering how accurate it's olm is? Am debating on whether or not to make up a oil change tag, or instruct the owner to follow the olm... What say ye???
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#3221117 - 12/18/13 09:54 PM Re: 2006 Avalon OLM accuracy? [Re: The_Eric]
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Registered: 12/24/09
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Loc: Ohio
You may want to check the owners manual but I think that car uses the maintenance light as a mileage countdown.
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#3221121 - 12/18/13 09:57 PM Re: 2006 Avalon OLM accuracy? [Re: The_Eric]
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Registered: 12/25/12
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IIRC, that OLM for that car goes by mileage, not actual condition of oil. After a certain mileage after the last reset, it triggers the reminder.
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#3221141 - 12/18/13 10:24 PM Re: 2006 Avalon OLM accuracy? [Re: The_Eric]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Dummy light.

Slap a tag on the windshield for 5k and 6 mo from now for the next service.

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#3221145 - 12/18/13 10:28 PM Re: 2006 Avalon OLM accuracy? [Re: The_Eric]
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
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Loc: Iowa
Awesome! Thanks for the input guys.

Critic- will do...
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#3221162 - 12/18/13 11:02 PM Re: 2006 Avalon OLM accuracy? [Re: The_Eric]
raytseng Offline


Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 990
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the avalon is just a 5000mile countdown

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#3221294 - 12/19/13 07:03 AM Re: 2006 Avalon OLM accuracy? [Re: raytseng]
bigt61 Offline


Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 1844
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: raytseng
the avalon is just a 5000mile countdown


Sounds correct - I service a 2007 Lexus ES350 and that's all it has. Every 5000 miles the light comes on - no regard for actual time on oil.
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