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2016 Grand Caravan OLM #4467529
07/22/17 08:41 PM
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The Oil Life Monitor finally indicates time for an oil change at 9800 miles. I am participating in the Pennzoil UOA program. Current fill is SuperTech 5W/20 Full Synthetic. I had not planned to run the oil this far but it just worked out that way. Lots of highway miles this OCI, including a trip to New Orleans and back; about 3500 round trip. Next up, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w/20.


1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
(3.6 V6) 46500 miles
Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: otis24] #4467532
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Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: otis24] #4467550
07/22/17 09:16 PM
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There's no chance of me taking you into 5W-30 huh ?

Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: otis24] #4467633
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I wouldn't be afraid to use 5w/30. But at this point, the oil Pennzoil sent was that which is spec'd for my automobile. I want to compare apples to apples so to speak. Whereas Wal-Mart no longer carries PUP, I will have to order from Amazon or switch to Pennzoil Platinum. I may go to 0w/20 or 0W/30 year round.


1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
(3.6 V6) 46500 miles
Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: otis24] #4467752
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On my previous Chrysler van, it looked like the OLM, or maybe it was just a mileage counter, would activate around 3k miles.


1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
(3.6 V6) 46500 miles
Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: otis24] #4467838
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I've read of quite a few reports of Pentastar equipped Grand Caravans going to 10000mi+ before the OLM prompted for an oil change. Mine used to light up around the 8000 mile mark. It never used a noticeable amount of oil either.


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Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: otis24] #4467866
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I'm ignoring the OLM and doing 5k OCIs since our GC is doing pretty much exclusively short, city trips with tons of stop'n go. I did let it run during one OCI, which lasted from late fall to late April and it went off at about 7500 miles. Too long IMO for winter conditions and the duty cycle.


2015 Dodge Grand Caravan-27k miles.
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Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: otis24] #4467944
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The highway miles like you described are very easy on oil, so no surprise the OLM didn't ask you to change the oil until 9800 miles smile

Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: otis24] #4472547
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Changed the oil tonight using PUP. Sending in a UOA on the SuperTech Full Synthetic. Will run 10k this OCI regardless of OLM for equal comparison. After that, will follow the OLM exclusivly.


1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
(3.6 V6) 46500 miles
Re: 2016 Grand Caravan OLM [Re: KrisZ] #4472549
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Originally Posted By: KrisZ
I'm ignoring the OLM and doing 5k OCIs since our GC is doing pretty much exclusively short, city trips with tons of stop'n go. I did let it run during one OCI, which lasted from late fall to late April and it went off at about 7500 miles. Too long IMO for winter conditions and the duty cycle.


The good thing about the OLM, if it is an Intelligent OLM, is that it takes outside temperature and short trips into consideration.


1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
(3.6 V6) 46500 miles

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