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my first oil change for the GTO

This is a discussion on my first oil change for the GTO within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Ok the oil service light came on and need to change my oil ... Question is how to reset it ...

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    my first oil change for the GTO

    Ok the oil service light came on and need to change my oil ... Question is how to reset it after I change oil..

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    Ummm....owners manual?
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    yea , I know ... I asked before I loked it up...

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    Turn your key to the on position ( do not start the car)...press the gas pedal down quickly three times within 5 seconds.....turn the key off.....you just reset it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Turn your key to the on position ( do not start the car)...press the gas pedal down quickly three times within 5 seconds.....turn the key off.....you just reset it.
    true that Sarge .. I have just noticed , in the past .. things are not always as easy as the manuals say ...

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    how many miles did u go on the orig. oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    how many miles did u go on the orig. oil?
    I am not sure , remember I bought her used ... It has only been about 600-700 miles since I bought her .. Most good car lots change the oil when they get in a new car .. that is why I was thinking they changed the oil but didnt reset ... So I went ahead and changed oil anyway .... I just stayed with the Mobil 1

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    good man.....change your oil ....I put 100K+ on my muscle cars and when we tear em down they look new.....
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    what kind of oil do you use for you gto? does anyone use synthetic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djsokal View Post
    what kind of oil do you use for you gto? does anyone use synthetic?
    Live and breath by the Synthetic Oil, Mobil One or Royal Purple if you can find it. but ya still need to change it every 3-5k miles. I run it in all 3 cars, 05 GTO, 02 Envoy and 99 Grand Am, 138k on the GA and it runs like a champ.
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    yeah ive seen that royal purple stuff. Ive heard a lot of good things about. I think I might give it a try.

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    You can Royal Purple at NAPA now. Only the SAE multi viscosity stuff, wich is what most of us would use anyway.

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    My first oil change too....

    I went to a place to get it done. I bought 6 quarts of Amsoil and the Amoil filter it cost me $6.69 a quart and 19.99 for the filter. I checked the oil and it's reading over the hatch mark. Is 6 quarts too much or too less. I will go check it again. I don't want to blow up the engine....help...

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    I bought the Amsoil 100% Synthetic High Performance 5W-30...Is that ok?

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    I'm up to 6,500 miles on my GTO. The oil change light hasn't come on yet. I do a lot of highway / 6th gear driving, rarely get it over 2000 RPM.

    My 02 Z28 would tell me to change the oil at about every 5-6000 miles. That was an auto, though. And it was not synthetic factory fill.

    And I read a few years back that GM changed the oil change program. Their experience was that the oil was lasting longer than the computer was calculating.

    So... what do you guys think? How many miles do you get on the GTO oil change computer?
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    ^umm if you havent changed the oil NOW would be a good time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom 06 GTO View Post
    I'm up to 6,500 miles on my GTO. The oil change light hasn't come on yet. I do a lot of highway / 6th gear driving, rarely get it over 2000 RPM.

    My 02 Z28 would tell me to change the oil at about every 5-6000 miles. That was an auto, though. And it was not synthetic factory fill.

    And I read a few years back that GM changed the oil change program. Their experience was that the oil was lasting longer than the computer was calculating.

    So... what do you guys think? How many miles do you get on the GTO oil change computer?
    Mine did not go off until around 7,500 miles and at just under 11,000 miles now it has not gone off a second time yet. With that said, I usually wait between 4,000-5,000 miles between changes.

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    there is a lot of new oils saying 5000-7000 miles between changes .... But I try to stay between 3500 and 4000....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    ^umm if you havent changed the oil NOW would be a good time
    So... why, then, would the engineers at GM do all the research to program the computer (based on rpm's, speed, engine temp, time, etc.) to tell you when to change the oil?

    I know the conventional wisdom... I always changed the oil on the 5's with synthetic... 5k, 10k, 15k, etc. until my 02 Z28 with the computer. Is it time to jettison that and just go with what the experts say?

    I'm all for good maintenance, but just the same for not wasting money.

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    Just thinking of this, my light NEVER came on it mine as long as I owned it!! I had it 20 months & sold it w/ 5,100 miles on it! Although I changed the oil at 800, 2,500 & again at 4,500 w/ synthetic!! But was just thinking my light never came on, I guess I need to start keeping my cars longer!
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