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#1 OFFLINE   cmaxlen

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:28 PM

vehicle- 2013 cmax hybrid

 miles per month - 3000

 

I am close to my first oil change at 10000 miles

 

my first oil change is free so im taking it to the dealer

 

should I get synthetic or synthetic blend?

 

I won't be going to the dealer anymore they are too expensive and ive always changed my own oil, transmission fluid and did tune ups on all my vehicles

 

I'd like to know what other 2013 cmax hybrid drivers use for oil

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:40 PM

Mobil 1 AFE 0W20 Ford filter


Edited by Plus 3 Golfer, 09 September 2014 - 08:06 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:48 PM

Mobil 1 5W20 and Mobil 1 filter.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:37 PM

The free oil change isn't for Synthetic oil.  They'll try to rape you for full synthetic.

I run Royal Purple 0W20 with the Motorcraft factory FL901S oil filter. I'm also a DIY'er.

 

Don't forget to check your tire pressures too. I run 55 psi. The tires are rated @ 51 psi.



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:23 AM

so the first oil change will be motorcaft synthetic blend??



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:13 AM

so the first oil change will be motorcaft synthetic blend??

 

It should be if they go by the manual which has motorcraft specs but my local dealership didn't have it (I guess) because they used mobil 1 full syn 5w-20. :happy feet:     The receipt show a $75 charge/credit.  :drop:  

 

I'm a DIY and use mobil 1 0W-20 and mobil 1 filter and save approximately $50 per change compared to the dealership rate.  



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 12:22 PM

ok so mobil 1 0W 20 is covered by the warranty? or should I use it after it expires?   thanks for this great info



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 12:42 PM

ok so mobil 1 0W 20 is covered by the warranty? or should I use it after it expires?   thanks for this great info

Read this thread.   Ford Spec.= WSS-M2C947-A

 

Mobil 1 0W-20 Advanced Fuel Economy synthetic oil meets or exceeds the requirements of:
ACEA A1/B1
API SN, SM, SL, SJ
ILSAC GF-5
Ford WSS-M2C947-A



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:25 PM

I had the dealer use 0W20. It was about $70.

 

I am not finding any difference in my fuel economy. This is after 5,000+ miles on the 0W20 oil.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:35 PM

I just had my first service at the dealership.  I had a free oil change included with some sort of Customer Rewards program when I bought the car at a different dealership.  Turned out my new dealership was not part of this plan.  I was pretty annoyed but wrote a respectful email to the Service Manager.  One hour later I had a free oil/filter change included.  I only paid $25 for tire rotation. 

 

I couldn't work up the energy to ask for 0W20 (Scuba, I think I read you weren't getting better mileage a month or two ago on a different thread) so I just let them put in 5W20 synthetic. 

 

But when I change the oil myself the second time I'll put in Mobil 0W20 full synthetic. 



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:32 PM

I couldn't work up the energy to ask for 0W20 (Scuba, I think I read you weren't getting better mileage a month or two ago on a different thread) so I just let them put in 5W20 synthetic. 

 

But when I change the oil myself the second time I'll put in Mobil 0W20 full synthetic. 

I don't notice any difference.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:38 AM

I am coming up on my 10,000 mile service - my oil light has not come on it but in the "engage" display the little service engine soon light is on.  However, it is not on in any other display.  Do I wait til the oil light comes on (I am at 9,650 miles) or just go ahead and get service now?  This is for a 2014 C-Max Hybrid SEL.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:32 AM

I am coming up on my 10,000 mile service - my oil light has not come on it but in the "engage" display the little service engine soon light is on.  However, it is not on in any other display.  Do I wait til the oil light comes on (I am at 9,650 miles) or just go ahead and get service now?  This is for a 2014 C-Max Hybrid SEL.

I just changed mine at 10,100 mile.  I had 2% oil life left when I changed it.  No lights ever came on.

 

The spec I think it 10K miles but changing it sooner is always OK too.  Your call on that one.  You are so close anyway it really does not matter that much.  I think I would change it ASAP if the light was on. 



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:43 PM

I did my first at 5,000 but I was a little paranoid.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 12:27 PM

Did my first oil change last month at just over 2 years.  I was waiting for the dash message, but did not get it.  Got the message the next week.  (Shop had forgotten to reset.)  I did the 0W20 full synthetic.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 01:24 PM

Did my first oil change last month at just over 2 years.  I was waiting for the dash message, but did not get it.  Got the message the next week.  (Shop had forgotten to reset.)  I did the 0W20 full synthetic.

You should have gotten a message after 1 year to change oil if it was less than 10k miles.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 01:40 PM

You should have gotten a message after 1 year to change oil if it was less than 10k miles.

 

Message for Energi can be up to 2 years.



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:18 PM

I got the message and was concerned enough to check the oil.  It was fine,  I am about 8500 miles.  Then I realized it was one year since I bought my car.



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

It's confusing to me, the engine only runs about half the time so at 10,000 miles on the car, the engine has only gone 5000 miles running. That's a low mileage to change synthetic oil.


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:45 PM

But when its running its doing "double duty" driving the car and charging the HVB at the same time.  But it should come out to less wear overall, and I agree, synthetic should be good for more than 10,000 miles.  At least I hope so!  I always go over, sometimes quite a bit. ;)








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