I went to the Jeep France site, hoping to find info on diesel maintenance for the KL. They had a manuals section so I thought great, jackpot, but nope... nothing specific about the diesel engines in what I found. For gas engines, same as us as far as the 10K miles or one year limit on oil in the pan if oil life is not exceeded.
With the oil life system program that we have in North America for gas engines, I think I've heard from only one member who had made it to 10K miles while still above 5% oil life remaining. So even though it is possible to go beyond 10K miles before a warning, I'm thinking 11K or 12K would be the absolute maximum, even in the *best / most ideal* driving conditions.
There a few possibilities here, I think :
- The whole oil life system and its parameters were designed for gas engines, possibly *tweaked* for the export diesels.
- It is possible that the oil life program is adapted to each country (and their own regulations).
- Hippo's oil life system could have been reset one time (say at around 9K miles) without Hippo's knowledge, thus here he is at 18K with the oil life message (2nd time if it was reset).
: if I had any advice to give you, and it's been said by many others here, would be to do one oil change yearly, unless your oil life system tells you to change sooner.
Edit : took a long time to write so had not seen @Frankt
above me. Good info there...
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