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WTF???!!!!! <p>Does that put the car in limp mode? cause I got dusted by a Altima 2.5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (mister2cool)

It's called break in. Are you still on the factory fill at 3300? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I doubt that it goes into limp mode though. Perhaps you're not as "cool" as your screen name suggests? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Or, perhaps it was a 3.5 and you were in too high of a gear?
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (MagoonR)

You would know if your car was in <I>limp mode</I>. I believe that your car would not have access to all gears (to save it if there was something wrong). And If you are on <U>factory fill</U> that would be expected(the low oil). You should have the oil changed every 3000 miles untill the 10-15,000 mile marker. And keep an eye on the oil at every fill up. Rick<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Mash at 11:04 AM 7-20-2006</i>
 

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From the manual:<p>Break-in Period<br>Although some oil consumption occurs during normal engine operation, more oil is consumed when the engine is new as the internal parts generate higher friction while wearing-in each other. From the time the engine is new until the first service is performed, the oil consumption could be higher than normal. For this reason, it is especially important to check the oil every time you refuel you car during this period. <p>It would not cause limp-home mode.
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (needsdecaf)

Well put decaf <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (Mash)

well, I'v always had problem with my car, seems that the turbo has never worked. So it's going back to the dealer in a week for the 2nd time to fix this problem.<p>I thought the first oil change isn't until 7500 miles? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You should have the oil changed every 3000 miles untill the 10-15,000 mile marker. And keep an eye on the oil at every fill up.Then every 5,000 at a minimum. Rick<p><br><i>Modified by Mash at 11:04 AM 7-20-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (mister2cool)

does that mean you tried to race with a low oil light on??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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was it warm outside? are you SURE it was a 2.5 altima or the 3.5? there is one altima that has almost the same hp as the maxima. i recall running a maxima - it was kind of warm out (bad for me) and we were about dead even. those nissans with the V6 are not slow.
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (mister2cool)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mister2cool</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought the first oil change isn't until 7500 miles? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Volvo's official line is every 7500 miles. However, you are driving a high pressure turbo that is hard on oil so more frequent changes are cheap insurance. Remember, Volvo is in the business of selling cars so don't assume that the intervals are gospel truth.
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (dugums)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dugums</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">does that mean you tried to race with a low oil light on??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, I pressed msg button and warning went away, never came back again. <br>
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Volvo's official line is every 7500 miles. However, you are driving a high pressure turbo that is hard on oil so more frequent changes are cheap insurance. Remember, Volvo is in the business of selling cars so don't assume that the intervals are gospel truth.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My turbo doesn't work, let along high pressure. <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">was it warm outside? are you SURE it was a 2.5 altima or the 3.5? there is one altima that has almost the same hp as the maxima. i recall running a maxima - it was kind of warm out (bad for me) and we were about dead even. those nissans with the V6 are not slow.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes it was a 2.5 not 3.5. <p>
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (mister2cool)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mister2cool</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My turbo doesn't work, let along high pressure. <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Could be the turbo control valve that's been failing on a numerous users on this board. And if the low oil light comes on, the natural thing to do would be to check the dipstick and fill it up if neccessary. Don't be racing with low oil. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (mister2cool)

Question for you mister2cool: Have you checked your oil level yet?
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (MAC1LSR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAC1LSR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Question for you mister2cool: Have you checked your oil level yet?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This happened late last night, no I haven't had a chance to check it.
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (MAC1LSR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAC1LSR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Question for you mister2cool: Have you checked your oil level yet?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good point, sensor could be bad.<p>Also, I know that Mr2 has had issues with his turbo being wonky all along. Hope that's all worked out for you!
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (mister2cool)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mister2cool</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>This happened late last night, no I haven't had a chance to check it.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>...and what were you doing all morning and all day?<br>Too busy to take<B> 1 minute</B> to open your hood and check the oil?<br>Not "2 cool" at all
 

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Re: 3300 miles and got low oil warning (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...and what were you doing all morning and all day? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Some people do have to get up early and go to work and pay for this stupid car. geez.<p>Edit: Sorry to anyone else who might be offended unintentionally by my original comment, it was meant for JRL only.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mister2cool at 5:59 AM 7-21-2006</i>
 
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