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#1 OFFLINE   mnrobitaille

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:40 PM

Last night I got the Change Oil Soon display to come up on the left screen of the dash, now it is showing Oil Change Required. I'm trying to remember how long we are allowed to drive after these displays come up? I am thinking it's 500 miles, but don't want to be steered wrong. So far have driven about 204 miles after first displaying.









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#2 OFFLINE   slampro

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:59 PM

I misread and made a comment, that I removed.

 

I have an 08 Escape Hybrid, and have gone as much as 1000 or so miles(more probably) after that has shown up. Although it was a couple years old and had a few thousand miles on it.


Edited by slampro, 30 July 2013 - 11:02 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   mnrobitaille

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:21 PM

I misread and made a comment, that I removed.

 

I have an 08 Escape Hybrid, and have gone as much as 1000 or so miles(more probably) after that has shown up. Although it was a couple years old and had a few thousand miles on it.

I'm concerned about the mileage cause of the fact that for us to go to town and back is a minimum of 100 miles (minus any errands). We have the service scheduled for next Tuesday, but between now & then we have 3 trips to town & back (with each trip being about 115 miles round trip).



#4 OFFLINE   slampro

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:24 PM

<Enter disclaimer here>You should be fine. Just get it done as soon as you can.



#5 OFFLINE   wab

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:07 AM

You don't have to have your oil changed by Ford.

Get it changed anywhere and keep the recept.

How many miles do you have on THIS oil?
In the future schedule your oil change before you reach this mileage.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:54 AM

Don't stress.  Good long trips like your drive are actually the best/easiest for oil (gets a good warmup).   The oil monitor is a factory service recommendation not a warranty "law".  

 

So, how many miles did the monitor let you accrue since the last change?  



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:08 PM

You don't have to have your oil changed by Ford.
Get it changed anywhere and keep the recept.
How many miles do you have on THIS oil?
In the future schedule your oil change before you reach this mileage.


Being the C-Max is a brand new vehicle & having had issues in the past with the likes of Jiffy Lube, we will only have the servicing done through a Ford dealer.

The scheduled service is not until 32,500, & currently sitting at 30,800, however some driving has been done on backcountry dirt roads so filters are likely clogged.

We normally do the servicing every 5,000 miles (or every 4-5months on average).

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:34 PM

Being the C-Max is a brand new vehicle & having had issues in the past with the likes of Jiffy Lube, we will only have the servicing done through a Ford dealer.

The scheduled service is not until 32,500, & currently sitting at 30,800, however some driving has been done on backcountry dirt roads so filters are likely clogged.

We normally do the servicing every 5,000 miles (or every 4-5months on average).

Most Ford Dealers participate in the Owner's Advantage Rewards program.  You get 5% cash back for all service. https://owner.ford.c...dvantageRewards


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#9 OFFLINE   mnrobitaille

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:21 PM

Most Ford Dealers participate in the Owner's Advantage Rewards program.  You get 5% cash back for all service. https://owner.ford.c...dvantageRewards


We are part of the Owner's Advantage Rewards Program.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

You don't have to have your oil changed by Ford.

Get it changed anywhere and keep the recept.

How many miles do you have on THIS oil?
In the future schedule your oil change before you reach this mileage.

 

 

Being the C-Max is a brand new vehicle & having had issues in the past with the likes of Jiffy Lube, we will only have the servicing done through a Ford dealer.

The scheduled service is not until 32,500, & currently sitting at 30,800, however some driving has been done on backcountry dirt roads so filters are likely clogged.

We normally do the servicing every 5,000 miles (or every 4-5months on average).

 


Good for you :thumbsup: .

 

2 quick stories

 

1.  My son worked for a Honda dealership, their #1 customer... Jiffy-Lube, he said they were good for at least 1 motor a month.

2.  We bought a Certified BMW, took it home and checked the oil...hhuumm oil WAY up on the dip stick.

BMW's hold 7 qts, took 14 out.

 

AND THAT'S WHY I DO ALL the maintenance on our cars!!!

 

wab


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:35 AM


2. We bought a Certified BMW, took it home and checked the oil...hhuumm oil WAY up on the dip stick.

wab


Try checking the dipstick on a newer BMW ... They don't have one! I think 2006 or 2007 was the last year for dipsticks in a BMW.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:10 PM

So far we've put on about 1,100 miles since the Oil Change Required light came on. The service is tomorrow morning & being that we're Owners Advantage Rewards members plus the $10 Works rebate from last time, we might be paying only about $25 for the service.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:24 AM

I reset my oil monitor after my first oil change. It hadn't come on yet after another 5200 miles. (Had oil changed anyway...) Does it come on after 10,000 miles or what?



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:04 AM

I reset my oil monitor after my first oil change. It hadn't come on yet after another 5200 miles. (Had oil changed anyway...) Does it come on after 10,000 miles or what?


It will vary depending on conditions & driving habits.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

So, how many miles did the monitor let you accrue since the last change?  

 

 

It will vary depending on conditions & driving habits.

 

I don't think I ever saw you answer.  Curious to see how long it let you go since you do a lot of hwy driving.  

 

It should be a longer interval but........   a hybrid when driven "correctly" in urban cycles should get a longer interval since the ICE is used less than on the highway where it is the primary motivator.   But urban driving has more start/stop cycles and the ICE doesn't always get up to the proper temp.  Lots of variables.   Glad we have the monitor.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:50 AM

I thought the monitor on full hybrids merely counted 10,000 miles...



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

I thought the monitor on full hybrids merely counted 10,000 miles...

 

AFAICT, the manual never specifically states that.  Rather it is vague (go figure) but does say some things like this on page 371 about heavy commercial use (taxi):  Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart. 

 

and this example (pg 371) indicates it can come on at non-10k intervals:

 

Example #1: The OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message comes on at 28751 miles (46270 kilometers); perform the 30000 mile (48000 kilometer) automatic transmission fluid replacement. 



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

I don't think I ever saw you answer. Curious to see how long it let you go since you do a lot of hwy driving.

It should be a longer interval but........ a hybrid when driven "correctly" in urban cycles should get a longer interval since the ICE is used less than on the highway where it is the primary motivator. But urban driving has more start/stop cycles and the ICE doesn't always get up to the proper temp. Lots of variables. Glad we have the monitor.

Last time we got the message we had about 5,000 since last change. This is only the 2nd time it's come on as we are doing the 5,000 change schedule.

This time around, it was at about the 3,000 mark when it came on, however was doing some driving on unpaved country roads with cars kicking up a lot of dust, so thinking there's some clogging of the filters.

Edited by mnrobitaille, 06 August 2013 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

Further reading I found the answer to the OP on page 359 of the OM:

 

 

C-MAX full hybrid vehicles are equipped with an information display which indicates the proper oil change service interval; the interval is up to one year or 10000 miles (16000 kilometers). When ENGINE OIL CHANGE DUE or OIL CHANGE REQUIRED appears in the information display, it’s time for an oil change; the oil change must be done within two weeks or 500 miles (800 kilometers) of the ENGINE OIL CHANGE DUE or OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message appearing. The oil life monitoring system must be reset after each oil change. See Engine oil check in the Maintenance chapter. 

 

 

So he has/had two weeks and 500 miles leeway for the original message.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:42 PM

Due to a double error, both on my part & the SA's, the installing of 13B07 & the 30,000 mile maintenance will not happen till tomorrow. I had it put in as today as that's what I heard him say initially, without double verifying it. 

 

While there at the dealership, I asked the SA about the Oil Change light & driving over a 1,000 miles with it lit, & he said not to worry about it as apparently there have been others in the past that have driven 10,000+ miles with it lit with no issues.








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