Warning about OCI indicator confuses me...

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kd1yt

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Nov 16, 2015
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I just bought a 2015 (new) 3.0 last week. I _really_ like this truck! I'm someone who actually does read manuals, and am usually good at figuring things out, but the following passage on page 185 leaves me _way_ more confused than enlightened:

"NOTE:
Failing to follow the oil change indicator, changing your oil and resetting the oil change indicator by 0 miles remaining will prevent the diesel exhaust filter from performing its cleaning routine. This will shortly result in a Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) and reduced engine power. Only an authorized dealer will be able to correct this condition"

I also looked at the procedure to reset the oil change indicator, which looks pretty straightforward- similar to what I have experienced on other vehicles- but doesn't shed any light on the most confusing part of the warning above, which is "resetting the oil change indicator by 0 miles remaining...."

Is the warning that you will mess things up if you go past 0% and then reset to normal? I would assume that a reset takes the OCI back to 100%, so I can't wrap my head around what they mean by "resetting the oil change indicator by 0 miles remaining...." What the heck is a reset "by 0 miles"? And how/ why does the OCI indicator affect the DE filter?

I am strongly considering doing an initial oil change at low miles just to get all the break-in wear particles out of the engine, and just want to make sure that I don't foul something up in whatever I am supposed to do/ not do in resetting anything at the time of the oil change.

Thanks in advance
 

Brady

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Just change it under 10k each time, hit the reset button, and drive on.
 
Jun 1, 2015
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DE filter? That must be something I missed reading my manual. I don't remember seeing a maintenance schedule for that?
 
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u130747

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Oct 26, 2015
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I just bought a 2015 (new) 3.0 last week. I _really_ like this truck! I'm someone who actually does read manuals, and am usually good at figuring things out, but the following passage on page 185 leaves me _way_ more confused than enlightened:

"NOTE:
Failing to follow the oil change indicator, changing your oil and resetting the oil change indicator by 0 miles remaining will prevent the diesel exhaust filter from performing its cleaning routine. This will shortly result in a Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) and reduced engine power. Only an authorized dealer will be able to correct this condition"

I also looked at the procedure to reset the oil change indicator, which looks pretty straightforward- similar to what I have experienced on other vehicles- but doesn't shed any light on the most confusing part of the warning above, which is "resetting the oil change indicator by 0 miles remaining...."

Is the warning that you will mess things up if you go past 0% and then reset to normal? I would assume that a reset takes the OCI back to 100%, so I can't wrap my head around what they mean by "resetting the oil change indicator by 0 miles remaining...." What the heck is a reset "by 0 miles"? And how/ why does the OCI indicator affect the DE filter?

I am strongly considering doing an initial oil change at low miles just to get all the break-in wear particles out of the engine, and just want to make sure that I don't foul something up in whatever I am supposed to do/ not do in resetting anything at the time of the oil change.

Thanks in advance
I don't find that passage in any manual i have on page 185. Could you please tell me which manual ? Owners manual, diesel supplement, user guide.
 

kd1yt

New Member
Nov 16, 2015
16
8
3
Truck Year
2015
I don't find that passage in any manual i have on page 185. Could you please tell me which manual ? Owners manual, diesel supplement, user guide.
This is page 185 in the "2015 User Guide Ram Trucks" that came with my truck. It's a softbound book, about an inch thick and about eight inches tall and five inches wide...