Originally Posted by Gilley
Seems someone would have invented an automatic oil fill device with oil in a reservoir that replaces the burned oil when needed.
If some of the current mfg's don't tighten tolerances for o/c on newer cars, they may have to design that in. In that respect, it protects the car company from the higher likelihood of a toasted customer with a toasted motor. Win / Win
Fact is, many years ago, lots of people thought the red light on oil warning was low oil but it was typically low oil psi.
Having a warning lamp for low oil at 1 qt low would seem to be an easy feature to rig up on these newer cars.
Some with Syn oil tell the owner they can go a year or nearly a year between the oci. Can you imagine how easy it will be to burn up a motor that has some sort of issue within that year if the owner isn't in tune with checking it them selves ? I think one of my buddies with a BMW SUV doesn't even have an oil stick !!
'04 G35 6MT, DG Coupe, Prem/Nav, purchased 06/2011 @97k mi / Sold FEB 2017 , 125,000 miles
Current drivers- 2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring, 2017 VW Golf Sportwagen 1.8 TSI 4Motion DSG